In Colombia in the year 2000, a farmer, wife and mother of four, became the victim of an unusual act of terrorism. Unable to pay a ransom of 7.000 dollars, Elvia is turned into a human time bomb an is now trapped in a physical and mental circumstance from which she and her family try to break free. Inspired by an actual event, PVC-1 is a film shot in one continuous take. –Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Born in Greece in 1978, he moved to Columbia at the age of eight. He was still a schoolboy when he began directing films, receiving his first award at the age of fourteen for his short Dimension. He studied film in Columbia and at California State University. Shot in one continuous take, his drama PVC-1 screened in the Directors’ Fort night section of the Cannes Film Festival in 2007. –Berlinale
A high concept movie that follows a family who's mother is fitted with a remote bomb around her neck which they are trying to get off. The opening in Touch of Evil is really the best comparison in terms of what the audience feel. We expect the bomb to go off during the single take(!), lasting nearly 90min, but we don't know when or if it all. Uncompromisingly realistic and cold. A one-time-watch for sure but still 5*
The exercise (one-shot (long) movie) is still quite something, respectful, technically very hard, and in general very effective. Too bad here we have too much time in the boring jungle, too much time of boring pvc cutting. That makes a boring movie :/. (but very realistic in the other hand) Respect anyway!