A female inspector confronts a serial killer while dealing with the ghosts of her past.


Luiso Berdejo (screenplay by), Dolores Redondo (based on the novel by)
4,766 ( 345)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marta Etura ... Amaia Salazar
Elvira Mínguez ... Flora Salazar
Nene ... Jonan Etxaide (as Carlos Librado 'Nene')
Francesc Orella ... Fermín Montes
Itziar Aizpuru ... Tía Engrasi
Benn Northover ... James Westford
Miren Gaztañaga ... Rosario joven
Idurre Puertas Idurre Puertas ... Amaia niña
Patricia López Arnaiz ... Rosaura Salazar (as Patricia López)
Miquel Fernández ... Padre de Amaia
Mikel Losada ... Freddy
Quique Gago Quique Gago ... Víctor
Pedro Casablanc ... Comisario General de Pamplona
Paco Tous ... Dr. San Martín
Ramón Barea ... Alfonso Álvarez de Toledo


Amaia Salazar, a police inspector in Pamplona (capital city of Navarra; north to Spain), is sent by her superior to investigate a murder due to her personal relation with the place of the corpse. The case concerns a teenage girl whose naked body is found at the side of the Baztán river close to little town of Elizondo, Amaia's birthplace, a rainy village surrounded by forests and mounts located in the middle of Baztán's valley, full of local myths and ancient superstitions. Her marriage to James Westford, an American sculptor and artist gallery, is falling apart due to her desire for a child, and despite she never wanted back to her family home, Amaia Salazar is forced to face the past and reconnect with her lovely and tarot's card caster Aunt Engrasi, and too with her older sisters Flora and Rosaura. Helped by Engrasi and her tarot's readings as well as Amaia's former mentor and FBI's agent Aloisius Dupree by video-conference looking for new clues and other point of view to find the ... Written by Chockys

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Discover the mystery hiding in the valley.


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In Basque mythology, Basajaun (Lord of the Woods) is a huge, hairy hominid dwelling in the woods. They were thought to build megaliths, protect flocks of livestock, and teach skills such as agriculture and ironworking to humans. See more »


(at around 2h 5 mins): Pako Revueltas plays the role of a carpenter/woodmaker ("carpintero" in Spanish), but he's credited on screen as "carnicero" (butcher). See more »


[first lines]
Amaia Salazar: [answers the phone] Commissioner... At what time?... I'm on my way...
[hangs up]
James: What's wrong?
Amaia Salazar: They found a girl strangled. I have to leave.
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Not good, not good @all, man
3 April 2018 | by MovieIQTestSee all my reviews

Very poor script, lot of unnecessary dialog and characters. Used a blue/gray lens filter to strengthen the grim, dark, cold, rainy winter feelings. A serial killer continued to do the serial killings when the police force concentrated and focused on the small town? The victims were disposed in remote, difficult to approach terrains? There was no way a single person could do the job of removal of dead bodies single-handedly, even in a city with paved streets, albeit transported the corpses into the wildness.

We continued to see and hear the high praises of this female detective by her superiors, yet what we saw here was a sentimentally wounded female, constantly flashed back when, where and how she grew up. A woman got an American artist boy friend. A woman difficult to get pregnant but longing for a child. There's nothing to show how great her detecting ability was. Choosing the wintry raining city and countryside scenes were only good for cinematographic purpose but not good and welcomed by these poor actors who usually soaked to their bones and so dangerously getting pneumonia.

This is a very pretentious and amateurish murder mystery film that would wasted your lifetime on earth minus 2 hours 8 minutes 50 seconds and would bore you to an earlier death.

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Release Date:

3 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Elizondo, Navarre, Spain


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EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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