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When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.

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Ellie (as Odette Yustman)
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César Vianco ...
Calvo
Michel Noher ...
Chucho
Luis Sabatini ...
Luca
Daniel Figuereido ...
Pedro
Jorge Booth ...
Hernán
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Camila
Javier Luna ...
Bar Owner
Andrea Verdun ...
Waitress
Nicolas Dolensky ...
Cute Guy (as Nicolás Dolensky)
Walter Pena ...
Mechanic (as Walter Peña)
Esteban Pastrana ...
Barman
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When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized. Written by prc

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Alone. Stranded. No One to Trust.


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Rated R for some violence and brief torture | See all certifications »

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11 February 2011 (UK)  »

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E a Noite a Cair  »

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Trivia

The girls visit a bar called Bar La Paloma. Paloma is the name of director Marcos Efron's older sister. See more »

Goofs

When Stephanie left Ellie due to their little argument, you can see Stephanie's flower in her right ear before leaving. A man saw her biking with no flower present in her ear until Stephanie reached the road with the flower transferring from her right to her left ear. See more »

Connections

Remake of And Soon the Darkness (1970) See more »

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I Don't Do Suprises
Written by Robert Conley, Axle Whitehead
Performed by Axle Whitehead
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Could've been an amazing thriller...
12 April 2011 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Why it didn't be one? Basically nothing happens until the 40th minute, that's why. This is a slow-burn thriller, even though it was advertised as the type that has thrills since the first minutes, well it doesn't.

It sort of played out like Hostel; The first half hour is pretty much character development with some sexual references here and there, and then suspense begins. Come on, this is a 85 minute film, we should've gotten on really. After the 40th minute, the suspense begins. I liked the tension and tautness the film had afterwards.

The acting by the two female leads was natural, but not that great. Sometimes Odette's character seemed annoying, with her being showing off in front of men a lot and trying to sleep with one. Come on. Karl Urban was great in this, loved his performance and his presence.

Another thing I liked about this film is that there was someone else involved with Odette's abduction, and that character was in the film, who is even trusted by Odette's friend. The setting, thanks to the good cinematography was amazing, great location for sure. The music by the average composers Tomandandy was not bad, but it sounded too trailer-ish and something you'd hear in student films on Youtube, but at least it was orchestral and suspenseful.

This was an OK thriller, which was saved by it suspenseful second half and magnificent setting.


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