How do you find a murderer amidst the chaos, death and destruction of the Second World War? On the Russian Front in the harsh winter of 1943, a series of bodies, hideously mutilated and ... See full summary »
Juan Diego Botto,
The movie tells the story of a family of comedians that work in the towns of Spain during the 40's and 50's. Life gets very tough for them since they cannot compete any longer with cinema. ... See full summary »
Intense drama about a a valiant mother who faces off drug barons , being based on actual events of the 80s
Nice film well shot in Galicia in northern Spain . In the seventies local Mafia carried out tobacco smuggling ; however this activity disappeared and in the eighties the old power has been overspread into drug trafficking . This story deals with a brave woman called Pilar (Adriana Ozores) and her friend Fina (Maria Bouzas) fight against the drug-dealers denouncing publicly who they were illicitly profiting themselves , in fact , by that time the benefits of illegal traffic were uncountable .
This is a thought-provoking denounce-drama with emotion , routine plot , family relationship and a little bit of suspense when the starring is threatened but also contains too much dialogue and many other things . It packs an uneven plot that relies heavily on the relationship among protagonist Adriana Ozores , his husband , Carlos Blanco , and her three sons , especially Fito , finely played by Javier Pereira . The picture gives a deserved tribute to all those brave people and especially mothers that challenged drug-dealers who dealt in drugs there in the 80's decade and putting their own existences in danger . The main problem has to face , beyond not being able to avoid falling into a little interesting intrigue , it is derived from the coldness of its staging , excessive dialog and some slow-moving scenes . Because the story needs a vibration more real than the one offered in this sometimes dull as well as sad flick , though also develops enjoyable moments as when the ¨Mother Coraje¨ and her friend Fina enter in prison and are happily greeted by the other inmates . Anyway, it's is compensated with an adequate cinematography by Alfredo Mayo including spotless pictorial images and a willingness , almost perfect of the elements of each shot , every sequence , every space . Shot on north of Spain, on location in Betanzos, Muros , A Coruña , Galicia, Spain . Furthermore ,an atmospheric and appropriate musical score by the notorious Lucio Gody , a prolific composer who has composed excellent soundtracks such as ¨Blackthorn¨, ¨All about my mother¨ , ¨Fin¨ , ¨Lunes Al Sol¨, ¨Amador¨, ¨Aura¨ and deemed to be one of the best Spanish musicians .
The motion picture was professionally directed , though without enthusiasm , by Gerardo Herrero . Gerardo is a famous producer as well as filmmaker . He was President of the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (1994-1994) . Great producer of big hits , being especially known for The Secret of your ears (2009), Sin Retorno (2010) , Balada Triste de Trompeta (2010) , Crimenes De Oxford (2008) and El Hijo De La Novia (2001). He also directed some good films such as ¨Silencio En Nieve¨ , ¨Corredor Nocturno¨ , ¨Principio Arquímedes¨ , ¨Crimen Galindez¨ , ¨Frontera Sur¨, ¨Territorio Comanche¨ , ¨Desvio a Paraíso¨ , ¨Al Acecho¨ and this ¨Heroína¨ .
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