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The Untamed (2016)

La región salvaje (original title)
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A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction.

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Amat Escalante
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ruth Ramos Ruth Ramos ... Alejandra / Wife / Fabián's sister
Simone Bucio ... Verónica / Fabián's girlfriend
Jesús Meza Jesús Meza ... Ángel / Husband
Eden Villavicencio Eden Villavicencio ... Fabián / Male nurse / Alejandra's brother
Andrea Peláez Andrea Peláez ... Madre de Angel / Angel's mother
Oscar Escalante Oscar Escalante ... Sr. Vega
Bernarda Trueba Bernarda Trueba ... Marta Vega
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fernando Corona Fernando Corona ... Person in the market
Kenny Johnston ... Coleman
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Alejandra is a young mother who works her in-laws' candy factory and raises her two children, along with her husband Ángel, in a small city in Mexico. She has an unhappy marriage. Her brother Fabián is a nurse at a local hospital and lover of her husband. Their provincial lives are altered with the arrival of Veronica who becomes Fabian's girlfriend. Sex and love are fragile in certain regions where family values exist, and where hypocrisy, homophobia, and machismo are strong. Veronica convinces them that in the nearby forest, in an isolated hut, there is something mysterious that is the answer to all their problems. It is something which they can not resist its power. Written by lament

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Cuando el deseo supera al miedo. [When desire surpasses fear.]


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Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,718, 23 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,593, 19 October 2017
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1.66 : 1
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Science fiction allegory.
12 October 2016 | by SophoclawSee all my reviews

As a Science Fiction film it fails because it doesn't convey to science fiction unwritten rules, where we usually have a scientific explanation of what is going on, like in «2001 A Space Odyssey" by Stanley Kubrick or "Interstellar" by Christopher Nolan. The "alien" similar creature in The Untamed can give a lot of pleasure but can also give a lot of pain and even murder people and it is supposed that it came from an asteroid that no one has heard of or has detected but that on its impact falling, made a small crater which now is full with animals in the act of fornication. There is absolutely no explanation of its origin. We just have to assume that it fell somewhere in earth, in this case in Mexico but surely could've been anywhere in the earth. This "alien" creature as said is some kind of a sex machine that gives pleasure both to men and women and there is a lot of sex in this film, with or without the creature, but without feelings, there is no love, it's a mechanical thing, and likewise the personages are also quite mechanical in their behavior, they lack will and personality, it's like they are imprisoned by the environment and the circumstances. Even when they speak it seems they are speaking to a wall and not to another human being, their voices are low and flat and completely without any sign of will. If Amat Escalante wanted to give us the impression that their characters are some kind of robots driven by the current of things and time, he has succeeded. As a film with a social message it falls short too because the film is so unrealistic that we cannot connect it with a social reality, so I regard this more like a science fiction allegory.


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