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Lions (2012)

Leones (original title)
Five young people are involved in a serious car accident that leaves four of them dead. Isabel, the youngest, is the only survivor and helps her four friends realize they have passed on.

Director:

Jazmín López

Writers:

Jazmín López, Guido Segal (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Julia Volpato Julia Volpato ... Isabel
Pablo Sigal Pablo Sigal ... Arturo
Macarena del Corro Macarena del Corro ... Sofia
Diego Vegezzi Diego Vegezzi ... Niki
Tomas Mackinlay Tomas Mackinlay ... Felix
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Taking a nap in the middle of the woods after walking by herself, young adult Isa awakens to meet up with fellow young adult friends Arturo, Felix, Niki and Sofi, all who continue their walk through the woods. Largely filling their time by playing a language game of coming up with truthful six word phrases, they are lost but seemingly unconcerned even when they find themselves in places where they know they've been already on this journey. Despite not remembering where they started (i.e. in the real world, where they parked their car), they do have some benchmarks on which they can refer, mainly Niki's tape recording of their entire journey, which is played over the baroque music he also has on the tape. They also have a map, which they realize is in Sofi's backpack, and the house by the lagoon, which may or may not be facing the sea, as other benchmarks. They also know that they can reach the sea if they work their way downhill. Through their journey, their fundamental differences as... Written by Huggo

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The shot with the rain at the end lasts for exactly 556 seconds. See more »

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References The Sixth Sense (1999) See more »

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Boring and uninspired.
13 October 2013 | by BabelDylanSee all my reviews

This was a superficial and tedious film that takes itself far too seriously, made for people with no knowledge of cinema and no demands regarding character or originality. The director seemed too distracted by her own presence to allow something real to evolve from the landscape and actors, so we follow the characters in long take after long take. But rather than add to the meaning or feel of the piece, it's as if the director didn't know how to engage with the possibilities offered by cinema. It felt like a boring exercise. About as interesting as following a few hipsters around for a day. Pretentious and forgettable.


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Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

7 August 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$355,237 (estimated)
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