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La torcedura (2004)

TV-MA | | Short | 4 April 2004 (USA)
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Pascal Leister
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marilyn Arias Marilyn Arias ... Limo Driver (as Marilyn Valderrama)
Alexandra Barreto ... Jose's Fiancee
Yuri Elvin Yuri Elvin ... SWAT Team
Sean Everett ... Interrogator
Joe Huff Joe Huff ... SWAT Team
Steve Larkin ... Jeweler
Elise Lee Elise Lee ... Sales Woman
Beau Moore Beau Moore ... Kidnapper 2
John Patrick Murray John Patrick Murray ... Security Guard
Alexander Panov ... SWAT Team
Jeffrey Vincent Parise ... Police Detective (as Jeff Parise)
Wilmer Valderrama ... Jose
Wim Wenders ... Oilfield Worker
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Jose is a young working-class man. Yet he finds himself buying a million dollar engagement ring from the town's finest jeweler. On leaving the store he is abducted and wakes up bound and gagged in a dark room. Next thing he knows, a cop interrogates him about money laundring, sticks a gun in his hands and makes Jose aim the gun at him. A SWAT team is on the way, but will they save Jose? And why is the cop wearing a velcroed shirt? Written by Pascal Leister

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Lodestar Films See more »
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Amazing!
8 June 2009 | by max-468See all my reviews

Holy Moly! I just finished watching La Torcedura, based on a friends recommendation and it was completely worthwhile. This is exactly what Hollywood needs; a fresh thinking director with an amazing eye and the ability to tell a real story. Wilmer Valderrama's performance was very believable and helped bring me into the movie. The Special Effects were well thought out and not overused, unlike a lot of big budget films where the director/producers seem to, but not always, use them in place of story - very sad. Additionally, the overall use of the cooler blue tones added to the urgency and intensity of the piece. Great writing, directing and editing. His short totally held me, so please, someone give this guy a real budget and let him go make a feature.


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