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A great thriller about the depths of Spanish's psyche.
This movie is outstanding. The non-linear plot reveals itself little by little taking you by surprise at every turn. It all begins with a rape which already happened a day or two ago. The body is found in the middle of a field of sunflowers. All of this, we get it second hand from TV newscasts while the main characters carry on with their ordinary lives somewhere else. We -the viewers- are lead to follow a caver about to explore a virgin cave near a remote village, his girlfriend, two old disgruntled neighbors on an abandoned village who can't stand each other, a salesman, the disloyal police officer, ... We get to see every character from various viewpoints and how somehow their lives are connected without them knowing yet...
And then tragedy and human resolve -call it selfishness or greed- take over everybody's action.
The pace of revelation and the acting work like clockworks. This could happen, this is (s)pain after all.
Watch out for this guy -the director- for this is his first and for sure it won't be his last.
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