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The Hidden Face (2011)

La cara oculta (original title)
Shattered by the unexpected news of their irreversible break-up, an aspiring orchestra conductor is puzzled by his girlfriend's mysterious and seemingly inexplicable case of disappearance. But, can he look beyond the facts?

Director:

Andrés Baiz (as Andi Baiz)

Writers:

Andrés Baiz (screenplay), Arturo Infante (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Quim Gutiérrez ... Adrián
Martina García ... Fabiana
María Soledad Rodríguez María Soledad Rodríguez ... Mesera
Jose Luis Garcia Jose Luis Garcia ... Novio Pelea (as José Luis García)
Marcela Mar ... Veronica
Humberto Dorado Humberto Dorado ... Tito
Julio Pachón Julio Pachón ... Buitrago
Juan Alfonso Baptista Juan Alfonso Baptista ... Ramírez (as Juan A. Baptista)
Marcela Benjumea Marcela Benjumea ... Forense (as Marcela Bejumea)
Clara Lago ... Belén
Alexandra Stewart ... Emma
Mozad Mozad ... Perro 'Hans'
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manuel Antonio Gómez Manuel Antonio Gómez ... Sacerdote
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Storyline

Adrián, a talented orchestra conductor, receives a video message from his beloved Belén, telling him with tears in her eyes that she is leaving him, and that she cannot carry on with him anymore. Shattered by the unexpected news of their irreversible break-up and puzzled by Belén's inexplicable decision, Adrián gets help from the local police to solve this mysterious case of disappearance; however, as there is still no news of Belén, a new woman will appear in his life. In the end, with no progress at all in Belén's baffling case, who would think to look beyond the facts, as truth often lies hidden in the most unusual of places? Written by Nick Riganas

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Hay puertas que nunca deberían abrirse. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Colombia | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 September 2011 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hidden Face See more »

Filming Locations:

Bogotá, Colombia

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,244,919
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There's Turkish version of this movie. It's called Oteki Taraf. See more »

Goofs

(00:57:46) The Swastika symbol on the Nazi uniform arm ribbon in the closet is inverted. See more »

Quotes

Fabiana: Are you jealous?
Ramírez: You finally got what you wanted, a guy with money. Better than a cop with a shitty salary.
Fabiana: You may be right.
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Nossa Bova
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An Incredibly Suspenseful Thriller
15 April 2012 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A Spanish orchestra conductor (Quim Gutierrez) deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend (Clara Lago).

I wish that IMDb had half stars, because I was torn between a 7 and an 8. I usually reserve the 8 for the top notch films, but this film was just so close to that mark I feel bad giving it a 7. Definitely one of the most suspenseful films in recent memory.

The imagery is solid, the terror real and plausible. There is nothing in this film that could not happen in real life, and if you dread isolation, starvation or claustrophobia... this may bother you. It is a very strong film with no perfect characters -- the emotions here are also real and very mixed, just like real life.

I was a little torn on the nudity and sexuality. At first, I felt it was a bit much. But as the film went on, I realized that the nudity was not there for an exploitative reason and actually plays an important role as the film goes on. (I cannot really explain further, but I will say it adds to the emotional trauma.) I am grateful to Fox World Cinema for picking this one up -- a real gem.


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