Producer Salomon Askenazi had the idea of having the characters drop an object in the staircase and then see it coming back from the top (he suggested this could happen with a soda can), but Ezban thought this might look too funny and would look like parody of the idea behind the film, and said "I ratter have the audiences imagine what would happen if a character drops something down, then to actually see it". However, on the third day of shooting, while having breakfast with actors Raúl Méndez and Humberto Busto, Ezban recalled this discussion and shared it with them. Both actors were very excited to shoot that scene and they ended up convincing Ezban to accept it, and that was the origin of the scene of Marco dropping the keychain (a scene that was improvised and only planed that day). Ezban then said it was one of his favorite sequences in the film and that it had teached him a lesson on how "Directing is listening". Askenazi then joked with Ezban: "You never listen to your producers, but you do listen to your actors". See more »
I cannot understand the negative reviews. Acting? Photography? Really? Is that your serious concern about this awesome piece of art? This is not a film to watch worried about technique, nor about entertainment. This is a movie to think, to be surprised and intrigued. Its a huge mindf**k puzzle, in an intense and crazy parallel dimension - at the real world. A sci-fi without space ships, just regular persons and regular scenery, through a very not regular story.
Do yourself a favor and watch this film without trying to be an egocentric movie critic, but a true fan of art and different angles. Then you can go back to your comfortable "I saw this already" kind of movie. And no, nobody is paying me a penny to review it. Believe me, I work at a quality control enterprise for video-on-demand platforms, I watch all kinds of movies everyday, but this stands out.
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