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A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs.
Remarkable film without a clear story line, and yet gripping us all the time. Leaves us ample room to connect the dots and fill in the gaps.
Though I cannot be sure, I assume that your remembrance of the story will radically differ from mine,. But still, each of us is convinced to know the correct interpretation.
Two brothers and a mother on a farm that is obviously not prospering very well, plus an absent father figure who left for some reason we don't really get to know. Even worse, the mother is shot halfway the story, but we know of no definite reason for such a drastic measure. Still, we eagerly watch what's going on, and want to know how the plot progresses.
I saw this film at the Rotterdam film festival 2013, as part of the Spectrum section. It received mixed reviews from the audience, either extremely positive or negative. There seems to be no middle road with this film.
The music score is a mixture of a choir singing a capella, minimal/electronic music in the background, or a church choir with organ in a roman catholic setting, the latter in circumstances where we expect such, like a funeral. The music comes up spuriously and unexpectedly, but at times that are well chosen.
All in all, it is not very clear why I like this movie so much. It develops slowly but still leaves us not a boring moment. We saw something that looks like a happy end, but I'm not sure it will indeed work out very happily, rather develop in more trouble than we've seen already. The most intriguing observation is that the film makers leave us wondering so much about what the story really entails, and still they succeed in feeling me very lucky to have seen this film.
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