As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.
When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Philip Seymour Hoffman,
Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court.
Aurora is serving a prison sentence for a robbery that went wrong. Her accomplices are outside; Ana, her sister, Gloria and Paloma; Four women for whom so far life has not been easy. Ana is a prostitute who likes money. That's why she accepts the marriage proposal of Felix, a dangerous and powerful Mexican drug trafficker who falls for her. She moves with him to live in Mexico. Gloria receives a phone call from Mexico City; it's Ana. She wants her friend to visit her. Her husband's business dealings are very lucrative and she has been thinking; there's work to be done. Aurora finishes her stretch in jail and Paloma goes to collect her; they have a flight to catch; Madrid to Mexico; Ana and Gloria are waiting. From her golden cage, between the alcohol and her husband's beatings, Ana has designed a dangerous plan to hit back at Felix and his gang. A double strike: money and revenge, and for this reason she has called on her friends' help. Together the four women are ready for their ... Written by
Apparently this is a sort of a sequel, as I just read from another review here on IMDb. I didn't know that and I haven't watched the other movie. I watched this as a standalone and I think it works pretty good too.
It has great Spanish actors, it has great cinematography and it has nice twists. The movie does not differ that much between good and bad characters (you could say, that everyone has both sides more or less), but still manages to develop them neatly. I really like those twisted little movies and this one didn't disappoint (quite the contrary). Of course not everybody will love it as much as I do, but if you like thrillers that are a bit bleak and dark too, then you won't go wrong with this one.
7 of 15 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?