Two friends Eduardo and Patricio go out for a bite to eat and get more than they bargained for when they encounter a pair of enticing women, Marcel and Maria on the street. But these women ... See full summary »
Two friends Eduardo and Patricio go out for a bite to eat and get more than they bargained for when they encounter a pair of enticing women, Marcel and Maria on the street. But these women are not what they seem. The friends soon learn the hard way that when love bites, it can have deadly consequences. Filmed entirely in sequence with hand-held cameras, a revolutionary filming technique, "Carnal" is a journey into a claustrophobic underworld ... and you won't look at mysterious strangers in the same way again. Written by
Two friends are working on some project at home when they decide to get something to eat late at night. On their way back, they run into 2 ugly chicks sitting on a porch. One of the friends, who is engaged talks the other one into chatting up the chicks. The girls take them to their home. From the intro we know that there are girls out there who will kill their one-night-stands.
Things move rather slowly as they eat, talk, and drink. Engaged guy is ready to get it on with the ladies, the other guy constantly wants to leave because of the project. The audience notices that something isn't right with these women: there are bags of blood in the fridge, via shadows we see that they turn into monsters- or something of the sort. Our main characters are forced to be dumb and notice nothing and when things become worrisome the script required them to stay rather then get the hell out.
Finally the guys will seduce the women and change partners, too. But then engaged guy is attacked. The other guy is given some sleeping agent and then cleaned and clothed. In the basement is some fat dude who is supposed to be some monster of sorts who eats dead bodies. Eventually sleeping guy wakes up, escapes, runs to police, only to find out that they are in on it.
This movie is pretty bad. The lighting is poor. It's very slow going, no dialogue for long times, no action, little violence, almost no gore or nudity. There's no character development, no one to care for. Our survivor is silent most of the time, just trying to look worried, or whining about wanting to go home. The girls are not interesting, attractive, seductive, mysterious of frightening. At times things go on that make little sense and are never explained either. I had to fast-forward quite a bit because this was turning into an awful waste of time as it was clear that no story would be told and that nothing particularly noteworthy was happening. Perhaps the message is to be careful of Argentinian hook-ups. An exercise for the crew- this doesn't deserve a DVD release/distribution.
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