The vanished little daughter of the editor Claudia is found completely mutilated in a well by the police, being recognized by her husband only due to a bracelet and her shorter leg. Five years later, Claudia, divorced and addicted in tranquilizer, receives a short phone contact from her daughter.
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The guys behind REC and REC 2 suggested this film in an interview with Rue Morgue. I can see how some of the religious and paranormal themes from THE NAMELESS could have went on to inspire the REC series (and I'm willing to bet that the guys behind MARTYRS were equally as intrigued) but the movie itself is weak, dreadfully slow-moving, and anti-climactic.
The right ingredients are present but the overall product lacks punch and falls prey to a few really glaring flaws. The first was the overtly sentimental score, which felt forced and then equally manipulative when it was used for a fake-out. The second was the obnoxious jump scare "flashbacks" that would randomly appear, these were never really explained and felt tacked on to make things more "horror"like.
Dark, depressing crime thriller with elements of a Japanese horror flick - most apparent in the film's editing style. The entire film feels like a walking tragedy with a heroine so fragile and in need of therapy that it is was nice to see her get some help from a policeman and a journalist to get some answers in her life - even if the mystery was easy to predict. Atmospheric but the potential could have been better.
One of the best and most overlooked Spanish horror films in recent memory. It touches upon a level of twistedness best likened to "Martyrs". Suffice to say, it was so effective that I had to take sedatives to finish watching it. You must see it.
This film is a bit derivative of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Se7en". However, despite lacking in originality, "The Nameless" is still a better-than-average psychological thriller. It's very stylish. Some sections of the film are undeniably creepy.
Ciertamente la memoria me engaño, pues recordaba Los Sin Nombre como una película mucho más terrorífica y densa. Sin embargo es genial reconocer como Balagueró a seguido con la exploración del mal en sus filmes posteriores, exploración que siento ha llegado a una síntesis interesante en sus dos últimos trabajos: [REC] y [REC]2. Recomendada con reservas.