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Elena is a psychologist who works with the victims of terrorism. One night, she and her boyfriend are kidnapped by a group of hooded youngsters who are taking part in a macabre TV show.

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Alberto González ...
Ricardo
Fernando Jiménez
Rocío Muñoz ...
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Guillermo Navajo ...
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Elena is a psychologist who works with the victims of terrorism. One night, she and her boyfriend are kidnapped by a group of hooded youngsters who are taking part in a macabre TV show.

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television visual thinking
25 February 2009 | by (Porto, Portugal) – See all my reviews

This is a curious case, in which the fact that film is formally and visually coherent with what it shows makes it a total disaster.

The film is wrapped around a television idea of reality show, which really is real for its contestants. The idea of a show whiches mixes with reality, to the point in which no one in it knows where reality and show begin or end. Above the basic show we see, there is a supposedly moral superiority of using television to make 'justice', since every contestant (but one) is hiding bad secrets. Above that level we find out someone (a woman) is controlling the big game, and bending the thing to her own personal game.

It's a mildly interesting idea, but the whole thing is a disaster. On the story line level, not many things make sense or are interesting enough for us to care. Why the vengeance? So much trouble just because of bad work relations? Why should we care about any of these characters? they are cardboard cartoons, none of them is a real person, even their crimes are clichés.

On the visual side it gets worse. This has the look (and the appeal) of a TV show, cheap, quickly made and uninteresting. That's where i started this commentary: being faithful to the television poor minds was the idea here, yet it ruins anything interesting this might have.

The space was mildly interesting, how provisional divisions come and go.

My opinion: 1/5

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(FantasPorto 2009)


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