In bustling downtown Madrid, a loud gunshot and two mysterious deaths trap a motley assortment of common urbanites in a decrepit central bar, while paranoia and suspicion force the terrified regulars to turn on each other.
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Really great and hilariously entertaining 1st half. Unfortunately it descends in quality by quite a bit and turns into a entirely different film from the mid 2nd to 3rd act till it is almost unrecognizable from earlier. Some solid work from the cast here though... and Blanca Suárez is captivating to say the least.
Il mistero e la curiosità sono ben coltivate all'inizio. Seconda parte di qualità inferiore, seppur buona. Viene mostrato un gruppo di persone che non collaborano, ma si scontrano fra loro per avere salva la vita, andando così a distruggere tutte le sovrastrutture sociali. Buona tecnica che rende la narrazione piacevole.Messa in scena e fotografia molto buone. I personaggi sono interpretati bene, ma senza eccellenze.
Pretty good dark comedy of horrors that starts out in an urgent and intriguing way but does not manage to sustain the plot to the very end. In the third reel the whole thing descends into a lot of running and screaming which cheapens what had come before. Solid cast and good production values.
From a narrative point of view, it's a by-the-numbers huis clos that yields few surprises. De La Iglesia is however brilliant at grinding comedy out of gore and the film does get progressively entertaining as the protagonists are left to their own devices in the hellish stinking basement.