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The Invisible Guardian (2017)

El guardián invisible (original title)
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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 ... 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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Depósito legal B23076-2016 See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 1 min) During the Mass scene when Our Father (or Lord's Prayer) is prayed in Basque, the priest says "egin bedi zure gogoa lurrean bezala zeruan ere" which means "Thy will be done on heaven as it is in earth". He should have said "egin bedi zure gogoa zeruan bezala lurrean ere". The words "heaven" (zeru) and "earth" (lurra) are used in the wrong order. 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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Interpretada por Jesús Baylón y Jaime Viguria
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More like a TV movie
15 September 2017 | by ph75006See all my reviews

One dimensional characters and an anti-climatic, predictable conclusion.

I love crime thrillers so much that I'm generally really forgiving when it comes to characters and story lines but this one was just too cliché even for me, especially considering the abundance of really good murder-centered TV series out there these days. Either the murder itself has to be unique or the main characters need to be interesting or emotionally engaging...unfortunately, neither is true in this case.

One solid point, however, goes to the atmosphere. Dark, spooky, always raining. Small town, with a nearby forest. Wonderful Gothic overtones. I rarely get see Spain depicted like this in films.

And finally, a side note. This also reminded me a bit of The Bone Collector, where the main protagonist is a female detective trying to smoke out a serial killer and is guided by a black mentor who just injects little kernels of crucial info that helps her break open the case. The entire movie plays out like a color by numbers book. :(


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