Original title: Resurrección
- 1h 42m
A young priest travels to Buenos Aires in order to help sick people during the 1871 yellow fever epidemic.A young priest travels to Buenos Aires in order to help sick people during the 1871 yellow fever epidemic.A young priest travels to Buenos Aires in order to help sick people during the 1871 yellow fever epidemic.
a step in the right direction for Argentinian horror!
After watching the trailer to this little known film, I was coming into the movie with the expectation of a typical run of the mill demonic possession, exorcism film. To my pleasant surprise, it was so much more than that. The movie tells the story of a priest traveling through Argentina in 1821. He stops by his family home and discovers that they have been hit by the yellow fever plague that has gripped the country, and this is where his nightmare begins. The first thing that hits the viewer is the deeply unsettling atmosphere that Gonzalo Calzada has created. With cinematography similar to the likes of Guillermo del Toro and the tone of a Stephen King adaptation, the director has taken the viewer through a nightmarish battle for survival. With religious undertones ringing underneath the surface, it never takes front seat. There are plenty of genres here but Resurrecion never loses that horrifying effect it has through its psychology, then adding some genuine horror towards the end. Definitely a step in the right direction for horror in Argentina, who are already making big inroads in the genre!
- Jan 14, 2016
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