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A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years. Written by
Great to see such a film made in the U.S., and I know it's a remake of the Spanish film "Somo los que hay" in English called the same as this one. I haven't seen the original, but will be sure to check it out.
This is not any kind of action movie. It's gruesome horror, and explicit in many ways. So this film is clearly not for everyone. It's stunningly bleak and realistically told, in the same slow way of others like it, and I would compare the style to the Swedish modern classic "Let the right one in". Imagine if you had to eat humans and drink human blood to survive. Of course far fetched, but still horrifying, as it also is when shown in film. The worst is the imagination, though, as when they eat.
A flooding in the outback country stirs up the lives of a little family, when the mother slips, hits her head and falls into a pond and drowns. She's the "bread carrier" of the family, which now has to manage without her. The father rules the family with a very hard hand.
Photography is amazingly beautiful, powerful acting. Michael Parks, as the doctor, carries the film on his shoulders. He's really like the detective in this story, and should have had the main credit. He always delivers, either it is for Quentin Tarantino or others. But everyone is great, which is a mark of a great director. Production values are great; and I think the plot and the storyline is very good. The low marks the film has got here on IMDb is due to a slow moving story, as well as this being a remake. But the film stands on its own.
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