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Edo Celeste is a renowned crime novelist, who is writing the final book in the series about his alter ego, detective Felipe Aranda. Edo is obsessed with the disappearance of his fiancee Celia, which took place the day of the 2007 earthquake in the southern coast of Peru. Seven years later, an enigmatic woman brings Edo dozens of cryptic photos that may help solve the mystery of Celia's disappearance. Edo senses that he's being tempted into a dangerous game, but believes this is the only way to find his fiancee alive. A labyrinth of clues submerges Edo in a race through the streets of Lima and the deserted beaches of Paracas. His final destination will confront him with the ultimate riddle any writer could face.Written by
This film ended up being better than I expected with: the noir aspect; the clues that seem to not put pieces together; the plot twists all the way through to the end; and like another reviewer mentioned. you're left still trying to fit it all together after the film is finished.
The dialogue was paced so that the viewer had time to read the captioning, and the captioning wasn't jumbled by trying to catch extraneous dialogue--these combine to create good scripting and editing. Typical of noir, the characters were pretty much one dimensional, but I thought the acting was excellent for the plot and tone.
I really liked the plot of this film as it was something out of the predictable. I'm finding that venturing into the lesser trod path can be a well-spent 105 minutes!
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