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After a murder of a child, a cynical detective has a romance with the child's teacher.

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Imanol Uribe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miguel Ángel Solá ... Inspector
Adriana Ozores ... Susana Grey
Juan Diego Botto ... Asesino
Fernando Fernán Gómez ... Padre Orduña
Charo López ... Carmen
Chete Lera ... Ferreras (as Txete Lera)
María Galiana ... Mujer Enlutada
Noelia Ortega ... Paula
Chiqui Fernández ... Madre Fátima
Manuel Morón ... Padre Paula
Trinidad Rugero ... Madre Asesino
Félix Cubero ... Padre Fátima
Alfonso Vallejo ... Molina
Anartz Zuazua ... Jon Vergara
Antonio Muñoz Molina ... Bedel
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After a murder of a child, a cynical detective has a romance with the child's teacher.

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

29 September 2000 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Full Moon See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Imanol Uribe came up with the final scene in the shooting. Juan Diego Botto was already done with the movie, so he had to get into character again. According to Uribe, Botto did so reluctantly because of the psychotic aspect of his character. See more »

Quotes

Asesino: The psychiatrists say I knew what I was doing. But I don't care, I have no reason to lie anymore.Because I didn't kill her. My hands did, but I didn't. Satan took over my will. Now I can remember what my hands did without suffering. I can look at them without shame. My spirit is in peace, the Angel of the Lord has brought me the mercy of sleep. The Bible's for you.
Inspector: How old are you?
Asesino: 22, and you?
Inspector: You'll be out in your thirties. And you'll do it again. Unless your God wants someone to kill you ...
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Fly Me to the Moon
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Performed by Anita O'Day
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A psycho-killer movie with nice acting , thrills , violence and a sensitive love story
28 April 2018 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

It deals with a Police Inspector (Miguel Angel Solá) who arrives in a small town to investigate a crime of a little girl , while he falls in love for a teacher (Adriana Ozores) . Moving psicho-thriller plenty of emotion , suspense , intrigue , delusions , plot twists , and a strange romance . Despite being somewhat of a cinematic cliché, rarely has a feature been so aptly deserving of its description as a thriller picture along with some elements from Noir film , action , terrorism , suspense and mystery . Good acting by Jan Diego Botto as a psycho killer and sensational the veteran Miguel Angel Sola as a deranged police inspector pursued the ETA terrorist organization , he feels a strong attraction for a mature teacher well played by Adriana Ozores .

It is an entertaining picture in which suspense is well developed from start to finish. Imanol Uribe , also writes the script along with Elvira Lindo -married to Muñoz Molina- , being based on Antonio Muñoz Molina novel , filmed in his usual formal and stylistic scholarship , without leaving a trace the thought-provoking issues , in terms of dramatic and narrative excitement . This is a particulat Noir film with strong psychological penchant and fine interpretations . Hard-edge thriller/drama centers around a psicho killer and a peculiar love story . However , the film relies heavily in the rare romance among protagonists , Miguel Angel Sola and Adriana Ozores . Because the story needs a vibration more real than the one offered in this sometimes slow-moving flick , though also contains interesting scenes , thrilling images and sensitive moments . Anyway, its is compensated with the great performances from main cast , and nice support cast , interpreters who provided a considerable boost to the result . Imanol is a great director of actors and the main players are complemented by a good cast of secondaries ; all of them forming a powerful human group and giving excellent interpretations such as Charo López as disturbing wife , Chete Lera as forensic , María Galiana , Antonio Muñoz Molina himself as a janitor and special appearance by veteran Fernando Fernan Gomez as sensible priest . Atmospheric musical score by Antonio Meliveo who composes a stirring soundtrack . Including a spotless pictorial cinematography by Gonzalo Berridi and a willingness , almost perfect of the elements of each shot , every sequence , every space ; being rightly filmed in Palencia , castilla and Leon . Berridi has made a prestigious career with titles as Lejos del mar , Ocho apellidos vascos , La Vida que te espera , Dos tipos duros as and many others . The movie achieved various Goya nominations but got none , being the winner film ¨El Bola¨.

This Andres Santana/Fernando Bovaira production was professionally written , produced by Imanol Uribe who also directed , though has some flaws and resulted to get limited success at Spanish Box office . Uribe who lived and had a son with actress María Barranco , gained fame early in his career for his controversial socio-political portraits of the Basque people , such as ¨El proceso de Burgos¨, ¨Fuga Segovia¨, ¨Muerte Mikel¨ and he turned to thriller as ¨Adios Pequeña¨, ¨Plenilunio¨ , ¨Carta Esferica¨ bsed on Perez Reverte novel , ¨Dias Contados¨ or ¨Running out of time¨and drama as ¨Bwana¨ , ¨Rey Pasmado¨, ¨intruso¨, ¨Extraños¨, ¨Viaje de Caroll, ¨Miel de Naranjas¨ and ¨Lejos del mar¨ .


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