1976. City of Madrid, Madrid (center to Spain and country's capital). On the early days of The Spanish Transition after General Franco's death happened the previous year, family Olmedo moves to the big city from their natal town hoping to get money and a better life for everyone. They are Manolo, a farmer hired to work in the well-known Pegaso's truck company; his wife and previous sister-in-law Candela, hired to work in the too well-known shopping mall Galerías Preciados; oldest son Pepe, a shy and stammer 20-years old young who feels as a stranger in the city unable to find job; older daughter Amparo, a 17 years-old teen forced to leave the town and her boyfriend Mateo to live in Madrid, who dreams to live in Paris working as flight attendant for Iberia's flying company; the child Rafael "Rafi", the only one son of Manolo and Candela after Candela's first husband (father of Pepe and Amparo) left them; a finally Fermín, Candela's aging and senile father with troubles of memory. ...Written by
In real life, the number 32 of the street "Manuela Malasaña" in Madrid (where the film takes place) doesn't exist. The last number on that street is number 30. This is obviously intentional. See more »
As in the thing you live in - though as the rating suggests here, some may feel that is also true as an adjective about the movie. Horror movies can have it hard. They are succesful but also very open to criticism, especially from hardcore horror fans. This isn't the best horror movie I've ever seen, by a long shot. A bit too much in the jump scare department for my taste. But having said that, technically this is more than sound and the story works too.
The movie starts off with one of those "come on, are you kidding me" scenes. But it has a story behind it and it does tell it quite nicely. Even the reactions from the characters are easy to follow and make overall sense too ... give it a try if you will, and try not to be too judgemental of the flaws. Very nice cinematography too
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