A recovering alcoholic returns to his hometown after a hiatus, and falls in love with a man who will turn his world upside down.

Director:

Pau Masó

Writer:

Pau Masó
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Credited cast:
Pau Masó ... Robert
Matthew Crawley ... Hugo
Sian Abrahams ... Kate
Fraser Fraser Fraser Fraser ... Frank
Sindre Bergfall ... Christian
Mirjam Novak ... Dr. Wallace
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nikita Khellat Nikita Khellat ... Street Guy
Jinhao Mitusu Jinhao Mitusu ... Street Guy 2
Redley Neves Redley Neves
Thomas Sabo Thomas Sabo ... Lover
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When Robert (Pau Masó), a recovering alcoholic, returns to Budapest to reconnect with friends; he also meets the enigmatic Hugo (Matthew Crawley), a tall blue-eyed stranger who quickly gains his trust by giving him what he craves most. Robert willingly accepts Hugo's proposal of a weekend getaway, against the advice of his inner circle. What begins as an idyllic weekend takes a sinister turn when Hugo's true intentions are revealed. Written by Maso & Co Productions

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You're my dream boy.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Interesting but uneven and miscast
2 December 2020 | by hampersnow-28905See all my reviews

Complete Strangers could have ended up being a complete mess but instead is actually mildly interesting and entertaining, although maybe in ways writer/director/actor Pau Maso did not intend. The locations are beautiful, the apartments and homes , even the clothing used are stylish and are greatly used to set a tone. The movie is well filmed and the supporting cast are all excellent, Matthew Crawley and Sian Abrahams really do well and steal the film. The story , while predictable , still kept me watching. What completely ruins this film, is that although Maso did a decent job in directing it, he isn't a great writer and this film contains dialogue and scenes so cringeworthy I was laughing out loud and I don't think that was the intended effect. The film centers around Robert, a character Maso has written for himself and he is a horrible actor. Not only wooden but you have no idea if the Robert lead is mentally ill or just a moron. While he speaks English well and the film has an obvious international cast, his accent coupled with the bad and at times overwrought delivery of every line completely destroys the film. Sometimes writer/directors need to hand the lead over to someone else and this is a perfect example of a potentially good movie ruined by bad casting.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Dolby Digital

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