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Joaquín is a computer engineer in wheelchair trapped by the imminent foreclose of his house due to the debt with his bank. Trying save it, he rents one room to Berta, an exotic dancer, and Betty, her six-years-old daughter. Meanwhile Joaquín is blocked emotionally by the remembers of his wife and daughter, dead after an accident time ago, Berta lives with the drama of Betty, who two years ago stopped to talk mysteriously. Their at the beginning uneasy coexistence gradually softens, turning in a friendship and a love interest between them, when Joaquín accidentally discovers that Berta is a lure sent by the leader of a little gang that they are digging a long underground tunnel in the cellar next to him (where Joaquín works repairing old computers) to steal a bank. It causes that Joaquín decides to watch them in secret, creating an alternate access to the tunnel, planning steal the bank just before them. But Joaquín's plan crashes against a couple of secrets about Berta, Betty and the ... Written by
Nice and vigorous Argentina/Spain co-production plenty of suspense , thrills , twists and turns
Original and ingeniously basic premise full of tense images and intrigue in spite of developing only one scenario . Dealing with a paraplegic computer engineer that moves in a wheelchair . This freaky and clever film chronicles fear , desperation , paranoia of a computer expert called Joaquín (Leonardo Sbaraglia) who faces off a completely Kafkaesque situation when in his cellar starts hearing noises and voices of bank-robbers whose leader results to be a really violent murderer called Galereto (Pablo Echarri , also producer) . This is a thrilling film in which the paraplegic starring quest to find answers and solutions to vanquish some extremely violent delinquents (Walter Donado , Laura Faienza , Facundo Nahuel Giménez , Javier Godino) and subsequently planning steal the bank , creating an alternate access to the tunnel , just before them . Joaquin works repairing old computers and is threaten by foreclose , he then rents one room to Berta , a beautiful young girl (Clara Lago) , and Betty (Uma Salduende) , her six-years-old daughter . Berta lives with the drama of his autistic daughter , who two years ago stopped to talk unexpectedly . At the beginning uneasy coexistence gradually softens , turning in a friendship and a romance between them .
The picture succeeds because of the thriller , tension , as well as a superbly written script delving into the human psyche in such extreme situation and our instinctive urges for survival . As the paraplegic executes set-ups that will threaten all the plan provided by the criminal robbers , though Joaquín's scheme crashes against a couple of secrets about Berta and her daughter . The paraplegic very well performed by Leonardo Sbaraglia works utilizing his skills and talents to survive the deadly trap , as using his intelligence he attempts to avoid the robbers carry out their aims , but at the same time he is blocked emotionally by the remembers of his wife and daughter , dead after an accident time ago . Despite the claustrophobic scenarios and average budget the picture manages to be intelligent , intriguing and thrilling . The good thing about this film is that the director made it on limited scenarios , only having to do one or two sets , yet the movie works on many levels but is constantly reconfigured . Very fine acting by Leonardo Sbaraglia as Joaquín , a computer engineer in wheelchair trapped by the imminent foreclose of his house due to the debt with his bank . Clara Lago also shines as an exotic dancer who is really a lure sent by the chief of a little band that they are digging a long underground tunnel . And support cast is frankly excellent , such as an extremely baddie , masterfully played by Pablo Echarri , along with Walter Donado , Facundo Giménez and Javier Godino . Special mention for the veteran and very old Federico Luppi , here playing a killer Police Inspector .
Stirring and intriguing musical score fitting to tension by two great composers : Lucio Godoy and Federico Jusid . Splendid cinematography , and naturally , plenty of dark and shades by Félix Monti . The motion picture , decently produced by Gerardo Herrero and Axel Kuschevatzky , was professional and originally written and directed by Rodrigo Grande . Rodrigo was born (1974) in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina . He is a fine writer and director, known for Historias Breves 2 (1997) , Presos Del Olvido (2001), Cuestión De Principios (2009) and this Al Final Del Túnel (2016) at his best , being his fetish actor Federico Luppi who here plays a corrupt cop . Rating : Good , better than average
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