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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 .
This is one of the best Spanish movies I have seen for ages. The script is very good as well as the acting. It depicts the flaws of the judicial system and how the power can affect the progress of a case. No matter how hard you try to get the justice you need or -in other words- you deserve, there are always those who override the rules by the money they possess or the power they have, thanks to the uncountable amount of money in their bank accounts. The movie proceeds very smoothly and the ending is very well crafted. Despite some errors in the script, the whole movie is very gripping. It is worth seeing more than once. Highly recommended.
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