Hoping to put to rest years of unease concerning a past case, retired criminal investigator Benjamín begins writing a novel based on the unsolved mystery of a newlywed’s rape and murder. With the help of a former colleague, judge Irene, he attempts to make sense of the past.
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One of the best things i have ever watched. Effortless transition of two different time periods, thanks to the performances.
Most interesting use of shallow depth of field, I usually hate the ubiquitous closeup shots but here they are well deserved - claustrophobic / intimate. But when they cut to wide shots they are virtuoso exercises of long takes that serve the story. Inarritu should take notes.
Extraordinary 6 min shot where the camera goes from very high in the sky to get closer to the protagonists in a football stadium & follow them in a breathless pursuit behind the scenes of the stadium. == Extraordinaire plan-séquence de 6 min où la caméra descend de très haut dans le ciel pour se rapprocher des protagonistes dans un stade de foot & les suivre dans une poursuite haletante au cœur de coulisses du stade.