A film by Alberto Rodríguez
Cast: Javier Gutiérrez, Raúl Arévalo, María Varod
Juan (Javier Gutierrez) and Pedro (Raul Arevalo) are two experienced homicide detectives from Madrid with different styles and methods. They work together to find two teenage girls who disappear during the annual festivities in Spain’s deep south in 1980. Two detective has to their best to put aside their differences in order to find the girls, but there are a bunch of labourers on strike, plus the drug traffic that is going on to top it all off secrets surfaces about one of the detectives.
Winner of 10 Goya Awards ( it is theirs oscars) , a murder mystery thriller set in the marshlands of Andalucia has plenty of intriguing mystery and puzzle that falls into place including some, outstanding cinematography in which I would recommend this film Neo-Noir so put this one on your list.
Immediately you are drawn into the characters and the beautiful but grippy landscape. The event is about to bring two detective from Madrid to find the 2 missing girls. There is tense relationship between the 2 detective here Juan (Javier Gutierrez) and Pedro (Raul Arevalo) one believe in violence to get thing done the other is analytical. In this film you will find the negative of 2 naked girls, a drunk with a shotgun, a man who knows all the shortcuts, a journalist whose family call him Truman Capote, an illegal brick, an abandoned farmhouse, a psychic who guts fish, a man in a hat who smells of expensive cologne which equal to a rare film that will kick you in the gut. Rodriguez brings those elements with greatness plus the perfect beautiful cinematography to go with it. It could be more than a perfect film.