The film follows a Spanish late-night television reporter, Ángela Vidal, through the lens of her cameraman, Pablo. During one report of the happenings in a local fire station in Barcelona, the duo follow a team of firefighters who get a call from an apartment building nearby about a trapped woman. When they arrive, they find the apartment’s residents huddled in the lobby. They go upstairs to find a woman who is obviously distressed. What follows is a night that none of them will ever forget. —IMDb
Jaume Balagueró i Bernat (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈʒawme βalaɣeˈɾo]) (born 2 November 1968 in Lleida, Spain), is a Catalan film director widely known for his horror films.
Jaume Balagueró was born in Lleida, and grew up in Barcelona. He studied communications and photography at the University of Barcelona, graduating in 1991 with a degree in Communication Sciences. In 1992, Balagueró began work as a film journalist and radio host with the show “La espuma de los días” on Radio Hospitalet.
Balagueró began his filmmaking career with the short video projects El niño bubónico (1991) and La invención de la leche (1993). In 1994, Balagueró graduated to shooting on 35mm with the short film Alicia (1994). The film won the prize for Best Short film at the Sitges Film Festival. Balagueró returned with the short Days without Light (1995), which achieved similar success on the festival circuit.
Balagueró made his feature-length film debut with The Nameless (1999). Based on the… read more
So fucking good. It's tense, innovative and one of the best hand-held camera movies I have ever seen.
That reporter, so annoying, always screaming. If you are accustomed to horror movies, you will predict the jumpscares every time the light is off, or there is an akward silence. The main character is so weak, that you will always hope that she gets killed in the next scene. Some scenes are awfully written, that you lost interest in the plot. Such a good concept, but really bad written.
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