In the harsh years of post-war rural Catalonia, Andreu, a youngster relegated to the losers’ side, comes across the bodies of a man and his son in the woods. When the authorities want to pin the blame on his father, the boy decides to try and help him, setting out to find out who killed them.
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Great photography, as well as great opening and closing scenes. Unfortunately the script was underdeveloped and the emotional climax came too early, letting the film just drag on after that. Maybe if it hadn't tried to be too many different things at once, it could have worked even better. I can't say I was left as impressed as the people who gave it 9 Goya awards though.
Little boy born without a mother or a father /
Taken to the river and then pushed into the water /
And the priests are singing that the hell was getting hotter /
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, the only one to save him /
From the thing he loves the most but we know will betray him