Based on real events. On September 6, 2014, Álvaro Vizcaíno Albertos, a surfer who wakes up in his jeep in Fuerteventura Island (one of the Canary Islands) after being too drunk the last night, and after a fight with the companion of his part-time girlfriend Ona, in addition to learning that his close friend Nelo is going to leave him to travel to Canada to create a family with his recent and pregnant girlfriend. Alone in this remote corner of Fuerteventura and dominated by pride, anger and jealousy, Álvaro decides take his surf table looking for the perfect wave, but while he walks by the coastal dunes close to the jeep, he suddenly stumbles and slides down the dune to a reef, where he keeps in a delicate position in the border trying to avoid crashing against the rocks. Calculating the natural cycle of the waves, Álvaro throws himself to the void, falling into the water but injuring seriously in the head and breaking his left hip in the fall. Unable to stand up and walk, without ...Written by
There are situations you do not wish upon other people (not even your enemies if you are a decent human being). But our main character here finds himself in a position where he seems helpless ... is helpless. If the movie only had him for the whole running time, we might have gotten bored, but the movie knows we need more and we get exactly that.
Like with 127 hours we get flashbacks and other "flashes" too. Like with that American movie (both based on true stories), we also need a strong actor in the main role. I personaly think he carries the load, but in the end it's something you have to decide ... Overall a more than decent effort and if you don't get bored by movies like this, you will like it
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