Abracadabra

2017

Abracadabra (2017)

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Housewife Carmen (the wonderful Maribel Verdú) lives with her alpha-male husband Carlos and their daughter Toñi in Madrid. At her nephew's wedding, Carmen's cousin Pepe, an amateur hypnotist, tries out his skills on Carlos but the results don't quite have the desired effect. However, Carmen soon embarks on a quest to find out who - or what - has taken over her husband. From the director of the stylish Blancanieves (LFF2012) comes this madcap woman's melodrama, employing more than its fair share of genre-hopping narrative digressions, absurdist inflections and some glorious retro-pop aesthetic for very good measure. This isn't a film for the faint-hearted - prepare to throw good taste out of the window on a rollercoaster cinematic ride where mayhem and magic fuse to formidable effect.

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Critic Reviews for Abracadabra

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

A brightly colored, eye-catching dark comedy that's inevitably hit-or-miss but never, ever dull ...

Aug 23, 2017 | Full Review…

Aggressively and exhaustively original...a very visual film sprinkled with eighties references...I certainly hope this isn't the last film we'll have from this director.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

It is a funny movie that... remains on course thanks to the charisma of its actors and Pablo Berger's very good direction. [Full review in Spanish]

Mar 2, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the most stimulating Spanish films of recent times. [Full review in Spanish]

Aug 22, 2017 | Full Review…

It's necessary to be very daring to talk about sexism in Spain, the Spain of the abusive husbands, from humor at times and have good results. [Full review in Spanish]

Aug 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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