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El guardián invisible (2017)

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

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Luiso Berdejo, Dolores Redondo (novel)
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Cast

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
Miren Gaztañaga 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
Paco Tous Paco Tous ... Dr. San Martín
Ramón Barea ... Alfonso Álvarez de Toledo
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Storyline

Amaia Salazar, a police inspector in Pamplona, is directed by her superior to investigate a murder. The case concerns a teenage girl whose naked body was found at the side of a river close to Elizondo, Amaia's birth town, a rainy village surrounded by forests and mounts, full of local myths and ancient superstitions. Her marriage to James, an American sculptor, is falling apart due to her desire for a child, and despite wishing to never return to her family home, Amaia Salazar is forced to face the past and reconnect with her Aunt Engrasi and her sisters Flora and Rosaura. It seems that Amaia's instinct for criminal cases will be challenged, as more naked bodies of teenage girls are found in the forest. Trying to solve the case and discover the identity of the killer, Amaia must not only confront her own childhood trauma from the abuses of her mother, but also a growing suspicion that perhaps the killer is someone who is too close for comfort. Written by Chockys

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Discover the mystery hiding in the valley.

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Thriller

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Country:

Spain | Germany

Language:

Spanish | English | Basque

Release Date:

3 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Guardião Invisível See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€1,222,318 (Spain), 3 March 2017, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

[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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Soundtracks

Espérame en el cielo
de Luis Cáceres Garcia y Francisco Codoñer 'Maestro Lito' (as Francisco Codoñer Pascual), SGAE
Interpretada por Antonio Machín
Cortesia de Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.
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Overdramatised with plot lacking any substance
17 August 2018 | by Atrey_DourySee all my reviews

How do you justify a crack investigator who goes through investigation with trigger - happy tear ducts and near hysterical ambience? You cannot! Particularly when this investigator is supposed to have been chosen specifically for her competence. There are a lot of grievances for this one, suffice it to say that it is a mediocre production with less than competent acting, nigh ridiculous script and the less said about the alleged mystery the better. I am sick - and - tired of emotionally broken investigator stereotype that celluloid is still selling. Mostly because you need one hell of a director to pull them off otherwise they are just annoying as hell and futile. Just like this movie.

Photography is top - notch. Hence two stars.


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