Bajo la sal (2008)
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as Comandante Trujillo
as Prefecto Domínguez
as Jefe Salazar
as Victor Zepeda
as Cabo Montoya
as Profesor Magaña
as Guadalupe Calva
as Sr. Zepeda
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Good concept, but way too long. Might have been better had they edited some stuff out, and came to the point a little sooner...
This was a well made mystery-thriller with a mediocre plot. But the skill in which this movie is made and the performances of the actors is worth a watch. Plus, while the movie within the movie is quirky in an odd way, it is actually fascinating in its production and context with thought about the character development. Azuela and Palanco both give great quiet performances and Zurito has that odd charisma for the weathered co-lead. The director is someone I will be keeping track of. From what I researched, this was his first full length feature and it really seems like is already a well seasoned director. There is a nice touch to how he frames and reveals and I think he may have that gift for performances that people like Clint Eastwood and Darren Arnofsky have. This isn't the greatest movie, but hopefully a good start to a great career for so many involved in this one. So get in before a bandwagon starts.
This movie was pretty boring until the last 15 minutes or so. It's just the kind of movie that has a really methodical pace, but nothing really of interest happens untl those 15 minutes. This method can work in other kinds of movies, for example, the movie Audition is a perfect example of this. Audition builds up the tension so that by the end of the movie, it's really just a fever pitch and it's very intense, so this approach really worked in Audition. But in this movie it just fails, because you can predict who the bad guy is 30 minutes into the movie. And that just feels counter-productive to me, so the rest of the movie just feels like a chore to watch, and that's what this movie was. A chore to watch, 1 hour in I was already wanting this movie to be over. That's not to say the movie was bad, because it wasn't. Everything that happened was decent enough. It just wasn't very interesting to see this "mystery" unfold. Like I said the last 15 minutes were solid but by this point the movie already went off the deep end, so I didn't really care too much about what happened to the characters. But the end, with the dolls and Radiohead's song "Videotape" was really good and it was actually kind of touching. But that's about it for this movie really, it won't reinvent the genre but it won't kill it either.
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