Reviews
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Resurrection (TV Movie 2001)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

At the end of the XIX century in Russia, Prince Dimitri Necklivdov is called as a jury-man in a trial. The defendant is Katiuscia Maslova, accused of murdering a merchant in order to rob ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Stars: Stefania Rocca, Timothy Peach, Marie Bäumer
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Station of the Forgotten is a story that bridges the generation gap: a story about an old sailor and a young teenager brought together by fate. Together, joined by the old sailor's ... See full summary »

Directors: Christian Molina, Sandra Serna
Stars: Fermí Reixach, Nilo Zimmerman, Katia Klein
Res publica (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A man explains his suicide, long meditated, as a manifestation of protest against the time in which he has lived. He tries to make an apology for the freedom that he has not been able to ... See full summary »

Director: José María Nunes
Stars: José María Blanco, Belén Fabra, Alba Ferrara
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

1905, the cinematograph has reached Southern Italy, and casts fear among the people to whom it seems a devilish trick. They call it "o 'imbroglie din t'o lenzuolo" - "The Trick in the Sheet", as white sheets were used for screening.

Director: Alfonso Arau
Stars: Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Geraldine Chaplin
Unter Feinden (TV Movie 2013)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Lars Becker
Stars: Fritz Karl, Nicholas Ofczarek, Birgit Minichmayr
La belle vie (2013)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Yves is living in hiding with his sons, Sylvain and Pierre. Two years before, he had abducted them from their mother after a judge ruled against him. But the boys are growing up now, and ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Denizot
Stars: Zacharie Chasseriaud, Nicolas Bouchaud, Jules Pélissier
St. Ives (1998)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 1813, Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, a Hussar in the Napoleonic wars, is captured and sent to a Scottish prison camp. He's a swashbuckler, so the prison's commander, Major Farquar ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Hook
Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Miranda Richardson, Richard E. Grant
Les brigands (2015)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Karl is finally getting out of gaol, but none of his family is there to meet him. Feeling betrayed, after sacrificing himself to protect their finances, he joins the gang of an old man planning a robbery.

Directors: Pol Cruchten, Frank Hoffmann
Stars: Éric Caravaca, Isild Le Besco, Robinson Stévenin
Forbidden (1954)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Don Paolo, a young parson troubled by his love for Agnese, tries to make peace in a little village in Sardinia where two families are at war.

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Mel Ferrer, Amedeo Nazzari, Lea Massari
Desierto sur (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young Spanish girl develops an acute emotional crisis after her mother's death. When a letter written by the deceased mother surfaces, the grieving daughter departs to South America for answers.

Director: Shawn Garry
Stars: Marta Etura, Victorio Sanz, Joan Massotkleiner
Casual Day (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Casual Day is a company practice imported from the USA. Every Friday the workers are asked to exchange their suits for more informal attire... See full synopsis »

Director: Max Lemcke
Stars: Juan Diego, Luis Tosar, Javier Ríos
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Luciano Emmer
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Giovanna Ralli, Marisa Merlini
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Clavel
...
Martha
...
Elena / Natascha
...
Sandrine
...
Peter
...
Gerhard Kemp
...
Adjutant
Michael-Joachim Heiss ...
Bodyguard / Security von Janosch
...
Curtis
Antonia Jung ...
Elena
...
Michael Roddick
...
Jacob Krinsten
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

18 September 2009 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Schwarze Blumen  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

€2,800,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The past of Tobias Moretti as a spy haunts the present
21 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Flores negras" (2009) is a neo-noir spy story. Its roots go back to the Cold War. In the present, there is a conspiratorial organization of past agents drawn from both sides, East and West. They are threatened, however, by internal rivalries and leaks of information about their existence and power in influencing governments. There is one big threat, which is a list of the members, and Tobias Moretti is thought to have that list. He finds himself hunted and hounded for the list. He has become a chef and has raised the daughter (Marta Etura) of a woman who had the list 18 years ago and was killed before she could give it up to Moretti and another agent, Héctor Colomé.

From these elements is constructed a reasonable story with Moretti hunting for those who are hunting, harrying and threatening him. I liked it. It's atmospheric. It's low-key. It has a feeling of realism. The side characters are developed nicely. The cast is good. The story is fractured and non-linear enough to be intriguing and keep one involved. It doesn't have a huge impact or message, but it makes for decent entertainment.

I've seen and reviewed previously another film of the director, David Carreras, which was "Hipnos". There is a similarity in style. Both unfold in a low-key but tense way, without a lot of exposition or leading the viewer by the nose. One is unsure for awhile where one stands, but then matters clarify. There is not an excess of emotion. Actors do not over-act under his direction, but they are intense. There is a background of hidden conspiracy and forces at work. Atmosphere is created nicely. I hope that Carreras has the opportunity to write and direct more movies in which his talent and skills can deepen and develop.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
bad to the bone AccessCardRequired
Discuss Flores negras (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?