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Overwrought paean to Madrid and its underworld (seems slightly tame despite the director's hope we come away with a sense of its edginess). Drug deals and a menage-a-trois and Najwa Nimri's impossibly long legs predominate. Not bad.
A entirely generic crime-drama from Spain that does feature solid performances from the main cast - which includes Juan Diego Botto ("Silencio roto") and Najwa Nimri ("El MÃ©todo"), two fine Spanish actors - but the plot is so woefully clichÃ©d and run-of-the-mill that it's perdictable from beginning to end, making it a very dull experience. The writer-director, Daniel Calparsoro, does show competence in his direction - even going on to direct the very good (though overly-melodramatic) war picture "Guerreros" (aka "Warrirors") - but his writing skills here are severely lacking. Only those who are avid fans of Spanish cinema should consider watching this, others should definitely skip it.
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