MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 16,493 this week

El bosc (2012)

5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 158 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 6 critic

1936. The Spanish Civil War broke out and the Anarchist militia occupy the Lower Aragon. A Matarranya, Ramon and his wife Dora hide a secret ancestral to all other villagers. Near the ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2751 titles
created 16 Nov 2012
 
a list of 227 titles
created 28 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 167 titles
created 08 Jan 2013
 
a list of 4249 titles
created 05 May 2013
 
a list of 69 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "El bosc" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: El bosc (2012)

El bosc (2012) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of El bosc.
1 win & 11 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Out Live (2000)
Drama | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A sweeping, epic tale of a martial arts warrior who attempts to defy a kingdom to be with his love.

Director: Young-jun Kim
Stars: Hyeon-jun Shin, Hee-seon Kim, Jin-yeong Jeong
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Oz and Freddy make friends and enemies during their last weekend in suburbia.

Directors: Jordan Harris, Andrew Schrader
Stars: Myles Tufts, Blake Sheldon, Megan Devine
Atolladero (1995)
Sci-Fi | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In the near future, the areas between major cities are lawless wastelands. Atolladero is a town run with an iron fist by a corrupt tyrant named The Judge and his murderous enforcer, Madden.... See full summary »

Director: Óscar Aibar
Stars: Pere Ponce, Joaquín Hinojosa, Iggy Pop
Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Is it possible to live aside of the system, thinking only about the present and oneself? A feature film about Manuel Vázquez, the best comic book author in Barcelona during the sixties, but... See full summary »

Director: Óscar Aibar
Stars: Santiago Segura, Mercè Llorens, Álex Angulo
Three-60 (2013)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Director: Alejandro Ezcurdia
Stars: Raúl Mérida, Guillermo Estrella, Sara Sálamo
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

When a young crew of would be assassins bungle a major hit, the crew leader's legendary estranged father, retired hitman Vet Jones, is called in to clean up the mess.

Director: Anoop Rangi
Stars: Tom Sizemore, Vivica A. Fox, Bai Ling
Drama | Mystery | Thriller

When a professor of religious studies is forced to investigate why his students are being murdered, he discovers what ended his own life and is then reborn.

Director: Kennedy Goldsby
Stars: Obba Babatundé, Erika Barrett, Tom Sizemore
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Victoria Galardi
Stars: Valeria Bertuccelli, Elena Anaya, Fernán Mirás
Dark Haul (2014)
Horror

The meaning of cryptic prophesy splits apart a team of secretive guardians as they transport by 18-wheeler truck, a deadly creature and it's half-human sister from their now ineffective ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Wise
Stars: Tom Sizemore, Rick Ravanello, Evalena Marie
Klumpfisken (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Kesse is a third generation fisherman living in the small and windblown town of Hirtshals, in Northern Jutland. As a result of new fishery policies and the global financial crisis, the ... See full summary »

Director: Søren Balle
Stars: Henrik Birch, Susanne Storm, Lars Torpp Thomsen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A middle-age woman recovers from a serious car accident.

Director: Mar Coll
Stars: Valeria Bertuccelli, Clara Segura, Nora Navas
Lock Charmer (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sebastian, a locksmith who doesn't believe in committed relationships, learns from his recent girlfriend, Monica, that she's pregnant and he might be the father. At the same time, he ... See full summary »

Director: Natalia Smirnoff
Stars: Yosiria Huaripata, Esteban Lamothe, Erica Rivas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Ramon
Maria Molins ...
Dora
...
Pickett
Pere Ponce ...
Coixo
...
Brigadista Serio
Brian Lehane ...
Brigadista Pel Roig
Josep Maria Domènech ...
Fusteret
Raquel Dalmases ...
Rosa 6 anys
Manel Dueso
Edit

Storyline

1936. The Spanish Civil War broke out and the Anarchist militia occupy the Lower Aragon. A Matarranya, Ramon and his wife Dora hide a secret ancestral to all other villagers. Near the farmhouse where they live, twice a year become visible some mysterious lights that come from the surrounding forest. According to family tradition, the lights illuminate a door leading into another world, where no one can bring back. What is truth in the legend when they find out an anarchist in love with Dora seeks a solution with Ramon and disappears through the light. Written by IvanWong

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

14 December 2012 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

El bosque  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Tom Sizemore gets lost in Spain, but stumbles upon his greatest scenario in years!
11 April 2013 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

"The Forest" was one of the only films at the Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Films for which I totally didn't know how to set my expectations. The press brochure described it as a Sci-Fi movie mixed with horror ingredients, fantasy elements and war themes. This is pretty much the vaguest and most incoherent description I ever read, but after having seen the movie, I must admit it's also the most accurate description that anyone could give on this film! What we have here is a genuinely unique cinematic experience, with a grotesque and far-fetched but nevertheless absorbing plot outline, intriguing character portraits and more than enough sudden & abrupt twists to keep you staring at the screen until the end credits role. It's quite a hard task to even begin penning down a brief summary of what's going on, but here goes. During the 1930's Spanish Civil War, Ramon has to hide from the rest of the hostile male community members because of his political views. Luckily his family's estate hides a surreal secret. Once every six months, a gateway to various other dimensions becomes accessible in the middle of a circle of trees in their garden. While Ramon is floating around somewhere unknown, his wife Dora has to lie to the entire community and survive in poverty all by herself. Her position truly becomes unbearable when a squadron of American soldiers gets stationed in the area and resides at Dora's estate. "The Forest" doesn't overwhelm with spectacular actions sequences or expensive digital/visual effects, but instead thrives on odd atmosphere and content. Director Oscar Aibar and writer Albert Sanchez present a very intelligent script, full of dazzling dialogs and genuine human emotions. Stellar performances also from the local Spanish cast AND one familiar Hollywood face, namely Tom Sizemore ("Heat", "Saving Private Ryan", "True Romance"). I don't know how he ever ended up in this modest Spanish gem but so much the better, as it's one of his finest roles in years! Charismatic Tom plays the commander of the American platoon of volunteer soldiers, and naturally he falls for the charms of the vulnerable Dora. Too many memorable moments and brilliant sequences to list, but there's one moment I just have to mention and that is the very last shot of the film. Nothing too short of amazing!


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss El bosc (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?