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Plot: Antoine and Olga, a French couple, have been living in a small village in Galicia for a long time. They practice eco-responsible agriculture and restore abandoned houses to facilitate repopulation. Everything should be idyllic but for their opposition to a wind turbine project that creates a serious conflict with their neighbors. The tension will rise to the point of irreparability.
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An overlong and slow-burn story about rural conflicts resulting in violent consequences
Antonio (Denis Ménochet) and Olga (Marina Foïs) are a French couple who loving the rural life settled some time ago in a village in the interior of Galicia . They lead a quiet life there , seeking closeness with nature , although their coexistence with the locals is not as idyllic as they would like. A conflict about the modern wind mills with their neighbors, the Anta brothers (Luis Zahera, Diego Anido) , will cause tension to grow in the village until it reaches a point of no return.
Enjoyable film contains thrills , suspense , twists , shocking violence , gorgeous outdoors and results to be quite entertaining , in spite of being overlong . It is a thought-provoking and brooding story with a magnificent cast , including a stunning as well as thrilling ending . A controversial violence-themed picture concerning a known plot about rural confrontation , as a middle-aged French marriage moves to a local village where their presence inflames two villagers , facing increasingly vicious harassment to the point of outright hostility and surprising outbursts of violence , being based on a true story, documented in Santoalla (2016) . We are facing a tense film , hard , tough and brilliant in many moments, with some aspect of Western , adding a grand and impressive ending . The picture packs intrigue , intense drama and lots of psychological and physical violence . The story takes parts , here and there , from notorious films, such as : “Koldo Serra’s Bosque de sombras” or “The Backwoods” (2006) and especially “Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs” (1971) . The main cast is frankly excellent with great French players as Denis Ménochet and Marina Foïs who had to learn Spanish for their characters and special mention for Luis Zahera who steals the show as the threatening and nasty neighbor . It is a very interesting exercise in thriller, human degradation, an example of the conflict between town and country , and between civilization and barbarism, showing a primitive savagery exists beneath the most peaceful surface heading an outburst of grisly violence . For those who do not know, the ¨Rapa das Bestas¨ is a ritual consisting of cutting the manes of horses in order to be able to , mainly , deworming them and even celebrating a Galician cultural festival . In fact , this same year 2022 has been made ¨Rapa¨ series by Fran Aráujo with Javier Cámara and dealing with similar theme.
It displays a colorful and evocative cinematography by cameraman Alejandro de Pablo that was shot in Northwestern Spain, in el Bierzo , Barjas and Ponferrada , in the province Leon and inland Galicia. The motion picture was competently written/directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen , being filmed in late 2021 , and selected to be screened in the Cannes Premiere section of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and getting many nominations to Goya Awards. Rodrigo is a good writer, producer, director assistant and filmmaker with a few films and television series. As Sorogoyen has directed successful TV series , such as : ¨La pecera de Eva¨, ¨Fragiles¨, ¨Vida loca¨, ¨Impares¨, “Apagon” and the essential “Antidisturbios” .And making notorious films , such as : ¨8 citas¨, ¨May God save us¨ (2016) with Antonio de la Torre, Javier Pereira, Roberto Alamo , ¨Stockholm¨ with Aura Garrido and ¨El Reino¨ (2018) with Antonio De la Torre, all of them have won various awards and Goyas. And furthermore, a short , Oscar nominated, titled Mother that had its cinematic rendition : Madre (2019) by Sorogoyen himself . Rating 7/10 . Better than average. Notable film that will appeal to rural drama enthusiasts . Well worth seeing .
Beasts, the world is full of them
From north to south and from east to west. Beasts who don’t like foreigners, who don’t like those who aren’t locals, those who don’t speak the same language, who don’t have the same religion, who don’t have the same political opinions, who don’t have the same hair, who have a nice car, who have an ugly car, and so on : these venomous snakes nastily defend their little piece of mental territory against the Other. And it’s not just in the mountain countryside, it’s everywhere in the world of work, schools, colleges, universities, factories, offices, sports clubs, bars, political meetings, that they poison the lives of honest and peaceful people.
Love life, take good care of your family, do not envy anyone, and enforce the laws since active and incorruptible police and justice are essential for a peaceful society.
With a film of incredible tension from start to finish, thanks to Rodrigo Sorogoyen and his excellent Spanish and French actors for this remarkable allegory.
Original Language es
Runtime 2 hr 17 min (137 min)
Director Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Writer Isabel Peña, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Actors Denis Ménochet, Marina Foïs, Luis Zahera
Country Spain, France
Awards 8 wins & 7 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A