Les Horas del día (The Hours of the Day) Reviews
It is tempting to view the film as a portrait of a serial killer, a sociopath whose 'routine' is merely a ruse, but the film is much deeper. It is about the murderous rage hidden beneath the monotonous, repetitive lifestyle of the working stiff, the anger generated by a dead-end, blue collar existence which offers no way out.
It is telling that, were the murder sequences removed, the film would feel complete. This is not about a psychopath planning his attacks and waiting until the opportune time but a parable for an entire group that finds no outlet for the unfair way society has pigeonholed them.
This film is a brave, stark, searing work of art. It is certainly not for all tastes, but those with the patience, intelligence and a true love of film will be spellbound.