Javier Jiménez is a successful doctor who lives in Sevilla (Andalucia, south to Spain) with his wife Carmen and his two teen children, older Marcos and elder Sara. His quiet daily life ends the night that Javier, while is working in the hospital, learns that an ambulance moved Marcos there after to receive a brutal beating up that it left him in coma. Broken by rage, pain and impotence, and seeing the low efforts of the police to find the aggressors, Javier starts secretly his own investigation, questioning Marcos' friend Pedro and Marcos' former girlfriend Andrea looking for answers about the identity of the suspects, and watching a discotheque's outsides where it happened. Discovering that one of aggressors is a teen nicknamed Albino by his dyed white-haired, who is son of Manolo, discotheque's owner, Javier tries to bring criminal evidences against Albino and his friends, but his good-heart intentions cause more troubles than help and Javier is arrested. Freed later on freedom ...Written by
Jose Coronado (Jaime) and Ana Wagner (Carmen) had already played husband and wife in Contratiempo (The Invisible guest). Both movies share a similar story line where parents look for justice of their own for their son after the law fails to do its job. See more »
Downbeat and dark thriller with tension , suspense , twists and turns
Javier Jiménez , José Coronado, is a prestigious surgeon living in Sevilla. He is married to Carmen : Ana Wagener , and both of whom have two children , Sara and Marcos . After a surgícal operation he receives a sad notice , his son Marcos : Monen , is in coma after being hit by a group of unknown attackers. Then he begins his own investigations about the identity of suspects and relentlessly attempts to find them, leading to unexpected consequences . Javier attempts to bring criminal evidences to a Police Inspector , but it leads to his detention. Later on , he is freed , but he makes a difficult decission, to take justice on his own hands.
This is a thrilling and bleak Spanish film with high doses of suspense , intrigue , plot twists , blood , and violence . This stirring story is filmed in slow-moving , following a similar realist and dark style to his former successful film : Kidnapped 2010. While the look is suitable sinister and intriguing, the plot spreads to the surprising breaking point , including an unexpected final that turns out to be a little frustrating. There stands out José Coronado giving a magnificent interpretation as a relentless avenger father who broken by pain , rage and impotence attempts to seek the nasty agressors and exact a merciless vendetta. As the surgeon José Coronado acts as judge , jury and executioner , Charles Bronson-alike . Here the veteran Coronado is well accompanied by a fine support cast , such as : Ana Wagener as unsettling mummy , Asia Ortega as teen daughter , Paul Monen as son , Vicente Romero and Luis Bermejo .
It packs a shading and adequate cinematography by Pedro Marquez , Miguel Angel Vivas's regular . Shot in Sevilla , though here neither monuments , nor sightseeing from this wonderful city , but night discoteques , building , roads and bridges , only . The motion picture was professional , though slowly paced by Miguel Angel Vivas .He is an expert on rare atmosphere, as he also proved in Reflejos 2002, Extinctión 2015 , and his greatest hit : Kidnapped 2010 that achieved undoubted success , several awards and important reputation , being also starred by Ana Wagener. Rating 6/10 . Acceptable and passable .
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