[MUBI] Gary Oldman speaks perfect Castellano. Nuf for me. that poor girl tho </3 Koldo Serra doing his Truffaut's "L'Enfant Sauvage" and pretty bleakly. I never saw a more bored and intense 'sick of this shit' Virginie Ledoyen (she oughta do more English-Language films, she's amazing at it) in a film role before. I could feel her FML sighs hurricane'ing my tee. And of course the Land Rover Defender saves the day. <3
Quite an effective thriller, definitely worth a watch. I liked the realistic relationships in this context. Good soundtrack, photography, location and I'm a fan Oldman and Considine. Subtitles are on now, I just emailed support, simple really, can't understand why anyone would review a film if you can't understand half of it, not fair on the film is it?
A very unsatisfying international coproduction genre movie, with a British, French and Spanish cast. This takes the bare bones of seventies exploitation fare like STRAW DOGS and THE HILLS HAVE EYES and makes a very bland and predictable Spanish-set throwback film. Gary Oldman is reasonable as the Brit-Spaniard coming home, but the likes of Considine and Ledoyen are hopelessly adrift in underwritten roles.
A study of disorientation and the escalation of fear when these outsiders and villagers meet. The key incident is what the girl does at the end; clearly the outsiders have somewhat misunderstood what they've walked into (even though you'd have done the same as them); and throughout the hunt the villagers are afraid too, coarse & criminal as they are: they're not sure how to play it either.
I managed two thirds of this, but .... no pude mas. Silliisimo. English subtitles wouldn't make it any better. Although it was made in 2006, it's set in the 1970s for some reason and bizarrely has the sensibility of a bad seventies film.