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La isla mínima (2014)

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In the MARSHLAND a serial killer is on the loose. Two homicide detectives who appear to be poles apart must settle their differences and bring the murderer to justice before more young women lose their lives.

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Juan
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Pedro
María Varod ...
Trinidad
Perico Cervantes ...
Padre Trinidad
Jesús Ortiz ...
Andrés
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Miguel
Salva Reina ...
Jesús
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Rodrigo
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Rocío
Ana Tomeno ...
Marina
Paula Palacios ...
Niña 1
Claudia Ubreva ...
Niña 2
Lucía Arias ...
Niña 3
Chelo Castro ...
Niña 4
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The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters - both detectives in the homicide division - to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ideology, detectives Juan and Pedro must put aside their differences if they are to successfully hunt down a killer who for years has terrorized a community in the shadow of a general disregard for women rooted in a misogynistic past. Written by Atípica Films

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26 September 2014 (Spain)  »

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Marshland  »

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€4,000,000 (estimated)
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Swiss censorship visa # 1010.725. See more »

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Alameda's Blues
Written by Julián Matito, Manuel Molina, Ricardo Pachón and Liebgott Feddersen
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Beautiful, haunting movie
21 February 2015 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Rodriguez's movie set in the Guadalquivir marshland and rural Sevilla when Spain's democracy was at its infancy is poetic and artistic, yet if flows fluidly. Its 10 awards -including Best Photography- at the Goya 2015 edition are well deserved, and it establishes Alberto Rodríguez as a director to look out for. Gutierrez's (Juan) and Arevalo's (Pedro) interpretations are powerful and convincing. Juan is an ambiguous and complex character, though I found certain aspects of his personality and biography (or rather, their combination) a bit artificial. The gist of the plot reminded me of a famous crime which took place in a Valencia village in the early 90s, but I doubt that was Rodriguez's and Cobo's intention. Apparently they wrote the script some 10 years ago, but only recently they thought of setting the action in the early 80s (from what I gathered, before the attempted coup and the socialists' victory). Although I would have preferred the end to shed a bit more light on a couple of things, this thriller is gripping, well-structured, well-interpreted (kudos also to Nerea Barros) and entertaining throughout. Excellent music and photography, too.


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