A mysterious epidemic spreads across the planet. Humanity develops an irrational fear of open spaces. Soon, the world population is trapped inside buildings. As Barcelona descends into chaos, Marc sets off on a quest to find Julia, his missing girlfriend, without ever going outside.
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I realize you're supposed to suspend disbelief, but as I was watching I thought of a couple of ways to get around the problem. Medication that removes all fear, build tunnels outside to connect to other places, wear a blindfold, because if you can't see, how do you know there are open spaces ...
This is a nice piece of Spanish sci-fi, the best I’ve seen since Nacho Vigalondo’s excellent Extraterrestre in 2011. It’s an interesting spin on the regular “end of the world” scenario because everything is shot inside buildings or underground making for some really great, fresh looking cinematography for the genre that is so often saturated with the wide open spaces and highways we often see in many American films.