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Penumbra (2012)




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Marga is a highly motivated, arrogant and successful business woman on assignment in Buenos Aires - a city she hates and whose people she loathes. While in the Argentina capital on a day the whole population is waiting to view a rare solar eclipse, she must also find a new tenant for her family's decrepit apartment. Rapidly losing her patience waiting for one applicant, she runs into the mysterious Jorge lurking outside the front door of the place who informs her that he has a client willing to pay four times what she is asking in rent. There's one catch - the paperwork must be signed immediately. As greedy Marga waits to complete the transaction, several of Jorge's associates suspiciously appear at the apartment ready to strip the wallpaper. And what's behind the decor signals a startling fate worse than death - or should that be life! -- (C) IFCmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Ramiro García Bogliano, Adrian García Bogliano
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On DVD: Apr 16, 2015
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Mirella Pascual
as Encarnacion
Omar Gioiosa
as Indigente
Gustavo Garzón
as Detective "El Vasco"
Bea Oss
as Anciana
Anahi Carnavale
as Empleada del Mes
Sophia Ceraso
as Cajera 1
Gimena Blesa
as Cajera 2
Omar Musa
as Gordon
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Critic Reviews for Penumbra

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

There's talent here, but Villanueva, like a young artist still influenced by his elders, needs to find his own style or he'll become a skilled yet unexciting copyist.

Full Review… | February 5, 2013
Top Critic

Since the movie is one long build-up to a reveal, it offers a lot of time to learn to hate Brondo and everything she represents.

Full Review… | April 19, 2012
AV Club
Top Critic

The film's ending is a letdown, but it's a blast to root for such a brassy, rhymes with "itch" heroine.

Full Review… | September 1, 2012
Big Hollywood

There are several reasons to stay with "Penumbra" until the bloody end. Cristina Brondo makes this bitch-on-wheels likeable. She is a remarkable actress. And, the directors (Garcia Bogliano brothers) know how to build suspense. C'est bizarre!

Full Review… | August 29, 2012
Movie Chambers

Bearing in mind that the title of the film translates to 'shadowy, indefinite, or marginal' I leave it up to you to decided whether or not patience is one of your virtues.

Full Review… | April 27, 2012

Argentinean import Penumbra is a slick, teasing, well constructed genre offering that rather skillfully exploits audience antipathy toward its bitch-on-wheels protagonist.

Full Review… | April 25, 2012

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