Monday, October 27, 2008

Killing Words

Spain 2003

No one knows what's truly behind the genial facade of Ramon (Dario Grandinetti), a college instructor who's so meticulous, nothing in his world seems out of order. And yet, his basement is a dark place of chaos, one in which he's forced an unwitting guest named Laura (Goya Toledo) to stay and play a deadly game. The stakes are high: If she wins, she walks; if she loses, her life is on the line. Laura hopes she can hold her own.

Here's an interesting film from Spain. The plot was very realistically unique and the dialog was very impressive. A lot of cat and mousing accompanied with great acting and a pendulum of plot twists that were not over the top and hard to believe but actually intelligent and tactical. I can appreciate a film that offers up irony in vengeance. I respected and valued the anti-hero's ability to out smart everyone. With that being said. Check it out, you'll like it.

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