A down and out actress secretly sells a reality show about her friend, a delusional eccentric, a once famous creator of reality shows, who now believe that his entire life is being filmed ... See full summary »
Michael Des Barres
Marcelo is a tiresome, powerful and selfish millionaire. He lives in an existentialistic crisis, since he is a successful businessman but afraid of age and death. He can have any women he ... See full summary »
He had been born for the pages of events "The madman of the crossbow"; For public opinion, the inexplicable horror; For experts, a case of psychotic outbreak worthy of a manual. For justice... See full summary »
Justo Gil arrives as a migrant in the city, his great charisma will allow him to socialize with the youngsters from the gauche divine but an unexpected turn of events makes him become an informer for the Franco political police.
Spanish actor Gustavo Salmerón steps behind the camera to capture the winsome eccentricities of his extraordinary mother Julita, who had three dreams: having lots of kids, owning a monkey, and living in a castle.
Antonio García Cabanes,
Ramón García Salmerón
After learning that his terminally ill wife has six months to live, a man welcomes the support of his best friend who moves into their home to help out. His impact on the whole family is much greater than anyone could have imagined.
Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Set in seemingly contemporary times, a man who belongs to a persecuted minority attempts to escape from fascist-run France to America but falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he has assumed.
Yo tells the intriguing story of Hans, who moves from Germany to Mallorca to take up a job as a groundsman on a large estate. Lost (in more ways than one) from the moment he arrives in the small town, Hans struggles against a bleak and somewhat ominous atmosphere from the word go. None of the locals seem interested in his attempts at conversation, and those who do engage with him can't seem to remember his name which becomes even stranger when one realises that the previous groundsman was also named Hans.
The first Hans was a dominant, somewhat dangerous character, and his shadow hangs heavy over the new Hans as he tries to forge his own place in the community. In a village where names seem to define not just identity but also station, Hans struggles to keep himself distinct from his predecessor in the minds of both the villagers and himself.
A fascinating and disturbing film, Yo has something to say about how circumstance and the opinions of others can come to define us. Well made and making excellent use of light and mis-en-scene (especially reflections, and that door to old Hans' bedroom that can never seem to stay closed), the film's subtle air of menace keeps one on edge even during the most innocuous of scenes.
Alex Brendemuhl as Hans nails his character's gradually escalating confusion and frustration, and brings an endearing dorkiness to Hans, which contrasts nicely with the "ladies man" reputation of the old Hans. Without spoiling the climax, I can say that it poses more questions than it answers; Yo is sure to leave everyone who sees it talking about it for days.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this