I love seeing a movie that I hadn't planned to see and actually LIKING it!! And that is what happened to me one early morning when I awoke and could not go back to sleep. I thought watching a movie would send me back to dreamland. I saw 03:34 Terremoto en Chile. The movie was of course made in South America and it is entirely in Spanish with English subtitles. I remembered this terrible event about a year or two ago. There was a bad earthquake near Santigo Chile, and a coastal town was wiped clean from a terrible tsunami. I also remembered a report or video shot from inside a night club when the earthquake hit. It was in the middle of the night--many people were trapped in the rubble because they were asleep.
The movie has three major plots and somehow each plot line intersects with one another. A pre wedding party in a nightclub is interrupted and panicked patrons run out screaming. A woman who is separated from her estranged husband is vacationing in a town some miles away. When the earthquake hits, she must find away to get back to her children. A prison is destroyed by the tremors and all prisoners escape into the city and countryside. One prisoner must get to his daughter raised by his parents and try to help or save them. One could feel the panic and desperation as they try to get back to their families in each character. What horrors and challenges do they find while trying to survive a natural disaster? Even though it is spoken Spanish (I know a little) it is one of the more interesting and well made disaster flicks. The special effects are also good. I was in a minor earthquake myself (no big damage) and boy! did it bring back some memories! So if you are the disaster flick fan or to see a factual part of history, I would highly recommend seeing this little known film.
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