The story of two radically different men thrown together in a Latin American prison cell. One is Valentin, a journalist being tortured for his political beliefs. The other is Molina, a window-dresser who fills their lonely nights by spinning romantic fantasies drawn from memories of old movies.
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Juggles multiple narratives with remarkable clarity, distinction and dexterity, boasts a pair of mesmerizing, complex and sympathetic powerhouse performances, and, ultimately, emerges as a truly beautiful deconstruction and celebration of male sensitivity. One of the most engaging and moving films I've ever seen.
Interesting character drama works in large part to the excellent performances of Raul Julia and William Hurt. It goes on a bit too long, and takes a few credibility-stretching turns, but the strengths of the acting and a few visually impressive sequences make it a compelling piece of work.
Solid performances from Raul Julia and William Hurt, whose characters complement one another as their stories converge into one another. A little long in the tooth at times, but watching the events unfold is always absorbing.