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Before the Fall (2008)
"Tres días" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  25 April 2008 (Spain)
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The world learns that a planet killing meteorite will arrive in 72 hours.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Víctor Clavijo ...
Ale
Mariana Cordero ...
Rosa
Eduard Fernández ...
Lucio
Elvira de Armiñán ...
Clara
Ana de las Cuevas ...
Raquel
Juan Galván ...
Nico
Daniel Casadellà ...
Emilio
Vicente Romero ...
Marcial
Pepe Salas ...
Cura Don Miguel
Antonio Dechent ...
Urbano
Miguel Zurita ...
Damián
Asunción Ayllón ...
Miriam
Sebastián Haro ...
Sargento Atienza
Cachito Noguera ...
Gloria
Nani Jiménez ...
Ella
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The world learns that a planet killing meteorite will arrive in 72 hours.

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The Spanish title of the original screenplay was "El verano de la roca". See more »

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Clara: If you keep moving, you don't stop. If you stop, it traps you.
Lucio: Cement.
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Le Tourbillon
Written by 'Boris Bassiak' (as Bassiak)
Performed by Jeanne Moreau
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27 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

I saw this at the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) and although the director came out after the movie and tried to explain why he made the third act, the way he made it, I still wasn't really completely behind him or his concept. It is of course an independent production (even if a Mr. Banderas co-produced it or whatever) and the director was more than likable. But I, and many other as I can see by the votes here on IMDb, couldn't get over that final act and it's strange turn of events.

While the movie had many things going for it, up until that point (decent acting, a scenario where many things were possible and or plausible, especially because it is sci-fi after all), it seems to even hop genres at the end. What has worked for other directors before doesn't apply here. Unfortunately, because I really would have loved the movie more if it stayed, in it's lane (again the ending will appall many viewers, beware!)


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