Three hooded Eastern-European criminals burst into a home in a Madrid gated community, holding the family hostage in its own home, and forcing the father to empty his credit cards. But the family fights back… brutally.
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This would just be another home invasion horror/thriller if it wasn't for the split screen and abrupt ending (the story itself is not that interesting), both of which have been used with more innovation but it does add some level of suspense/intrigue since the whole plot revolves around one night.
Interesting, nihilistic little film. The central gimmick of each scene consisting of a single take works better in some places than others, but overall I enjoyed this. Felt at times like a Spanish (and far better) version of THE STRANGERS. This'd be a 3.5/5 if MUBI supported half-star ratings.
It was a poor man's "Funny Games" in which there wasn't any effort to make any of the characters likeable or, at the very least, interesting. It is nothing more than an annoying exercise, which is sad because there was something to be done with the premise.
An accomplished film-making exercise which nevertheless leaves me unsatisfied because I never care about the people in the movie and, really, it's essential that we care about someone in a movie like this; whether the victims or the villains.