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Films to Keep You Awake: Spectre (2006)

Películas para no dormir: Regreso a Moira (original title)
An elderly writer visits the small village where he grew up and as he walks through he catches a glimpse of the same woman he fell in love with in his youth but she has not aged at all! He follows her, but is not ready for what he finds

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Tomás (joven)
Natalia Millán ...
Moira
Jordi Dauder ...
Tomás
Victoria Mora ...
Carmen
David Arnaiz ...
Carlos (joven)
Adrián Marín ...
Vicente (joven)
José Ángel Egido ...
Carlos
Miguel Rellán ...
Vicente
Mayte Cedeño ...
Fantasma
Joserra Cadiñanos ...
Don Anselmo
Walter Prieto ...
Ramón
Elisa Medina ...
Mujer 1
Helena Castañeda ...
Mujer 2 (as Elena Castañeda)
Elsa Bodem ...
Greta
Juan Aballe ...
Marc (voice)
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An elderly writer visits the small village where he grew up and as he walks through he catches a glimpse of the same woman he fell in love with in his youth but she has not aged at all! He follows her, but is not ready for what he finds

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Spooky, Moving and Engaging
24 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An elderly man returns to his home town, having left the country in his youth. During the course of his homecoming, we see flashbacks to his past and learn of his love affair with a woman branded a witch by the deeply religious locals. However, all is not as it seems and his jealousy and infatuation set into action a course of events that come back to haunt him years later...

A stylish, slow-paced but unnerving ghost story that combines M.R. James-style apparitions with an emotionally-driven story and some nicely handled, subtle twists. If you're looking for a "BOO!" shock movie, look elsewhere, though: this is a thoughtful, atmospheric and emotionally-engaging exploration of the effects of guilt, with a supernatural edge. You'll need patience to fully appreciate the movie, as the story unfolds at its own pace and those looking for outright shocks will need to look elsewhere (although when the scares come, they're handled well) but if you're looking for an intelligent, haunting drama, stick with it. You won't be disappointed.


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