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Dark Impulse (2011)

Lo mejor de Eva (original title)
Eva, a judge with a great future, has for years given exclusively to his profession. Believes strongly in justice and not willing to make concessions, wherever they come from. One day it's ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Helio Pedregal ...
Josean Bengoetxea ...
Isabel Mata ...
Polina Kiryanova ...
Imanol Pagazaurtundua ...
Hijo Peña (as Imanol Pagazaurtundúa)
Lorena Vindel ...
Alberto Rubio ...
Rodrigo Poisón ...
Nando González ...
Ramón Sáez ...
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Eva, a judge with a great future, has for years given exclusively to his profession. Believes strongly in justice and not willing to make concessions, wherever they come from. One day it's up to instruct the murder of a stripper. And she appears before a witness in the case, the victim's boyfriend, Rocco, a caring and friendly gigolo who is willing to help. In return, Eve will have to give some clues of his own identity. But the inner life of Eva is a mystery, a safe that nobody knows how.Nadie except Rocco, a gigolo who specializes in women elusive and solitary. Written by lament

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Release Date:

10 February 2012 (Spain)  »

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€4,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Exciting and interesting drama/triller about a respected judge investigating a strange killing
11 September 2013 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

This is a highly suspenseful and cerebral thriller , filled with twists and turns . Eva (Leonor Watling) , a young judge with great future , is totally dedicated her job . Lone Eva usually goes jogging and his only relationship is her sister Marta (Adriana Ugarte) . One day is assigned to investigate a killing , a striptease dancer , as the main suspect is a powerful and wealthy man called Peña (Pedregal) , being detained and imprisoned by Eva . Later on , there appears a witness , the victim's boyfriend , a gigolo named Rocco (Miguel Angel Silvestre) . Eva then becomes involved into a sexual relation to Rocco.

The film contains intense drama , thrills , plot twists and , adding tense sequences especially in its final part in an unexpected denouement . Leonor Watling at her best , she steals the show as a professional judge who falls in love with fateful consequences . The picture relies heavily on the relationship between Judge/Leonor Watling and Gigolo/Miguel Angel Silvestre , containing a lot of sexual scenes among them . In spite of it , the movie results to be better than average , being surprisingly good and compellingly realized . The original as well as entertaining idea about a rigid judge becomes involved into a dark passion is overspread throughout the movie , but not completely satisfactory , including conventional pitfalls . The motion picture is pretty well , although sometimes stagy and packs some turns ; however is entertaining for continuous suspense . Colorful and appropriate cinematography , it is finely photographed by cameraman David Omedes , filmed in Valencia and Madrid . Suspenseful as well as stirring musical score by Arnau Bataller . The motion picture was professionally directed by Mariano Barroso . He has directed various films with similar players and with moderated success such as ¨My soul brother¨ at his best , ¨Extasis¨ with Javier Bardem , ¨Kasbah¨ with Ernest Alterio and Jose Sancho and ¨Ants in mouth¨ with Eduard Fernandez . Rating : 6,5 . The movie will appeal to Leonor Watling and Miguel Angel Silvestre fans . It's an entertaining film but some moments being slow moving .

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