6 August 2018 | ma-cortes
Violent but decent Carlos Saura film in which a journalist falls for a mysterious equestrian sharpshooter from a circus called Wonderland
Outrage deals with a journalist from El País newspaper who is assigned to carry out engaging reports . As Mario Vellez's (Antonio Banderas) last asignment results to be a traveling circus . Bored and tired with the usual acts , he is intrigued by the beautiful Sharp-shooter called Anna (Francesca Neri , Rosalba Neri's daughter) and asks her for an interview , which leads to passion . She is an equestrian sharpshooter from a circus called Wonderland , he is a stubborn journalist and both of whom fall in love . But she finds that primitive savagery exists beneath the most peaceful surface and then occurs a an unhappy happening and things go awry .
This is an interesting story about a traveling circus , a grisly event and subseguent vendetta . A frightening and violent film reaction to the violence of the 1980s and 1990s ; this is a tale about rape and revenge in Straw Dogs style . Based on a story : "Spara che ti passa" by expert Giorgio Scerbanenco and screenplay by Carlos Saura himself . The plot is plain and simple , a circus artist falls in love for a reporter and while he's in Barcelona to cover a concert, three young men assault her , being attacked and raped in her tráiler , then , rather than calling the police Anna decides to take his own retribution , as she seeks a merciless vengeance . It is paced from point of view Francesca Neri and Antonio Banderas . Although it relies heavily on the loving relationship between the reporter and the circus artist . Gorgeous Rosalba Neri gives an enjoyable acting ,she speaks Spanish language blending Italian/Spaniard words . Banderas is acceptable but he delivers an inferior performance than Neri . They are well accompanied by a fine support cast , such as : Eulàlia Ramon as Lali Ramón, Carlos Saura's wife , Walter Vidarte ,Coque Malla , Chema Mazo and Achero Mañas .
The movie displays an atmospheric cinematography by prestigious Javier Aguirresarobe , though a perfect remastering being really necessary . And a sad and atonal musical score by the Oscar Winner and magnificent composer Alberto Iglesias . Along with adequate production design by the notorious Rafael Palmero . The motion picture was well directed by Carlos Saura , being the first genre movie from this magnificent filmmaker . He is a good Spanish movies director. He began working in cinema in 1959 when he filmed ¨Los Golfos ¨(1962) dealing with juvenile delinquency ,it won Golden Bear in Berlin Festival . Saura is a well recognized filmmaker both nationally and internationally, and in proof of it he won many prizes among which there are the following ones: Silver Bear in the Berlin Festival for ¨ La Caza or The Chase¨ (1966) his most successful film , and for Peppermint Frappé (1967), in 1967. Special Jury Awards in Cannes for La Prima Angélica (1974), in 1973, and for Cría Cuervos (1976), in 1975. Also, the film Mamá Cumple Cien Años (1979) got an Oscar nomination in 1979 as the best foreign film, and it also won the Special Jury Award at the San Sebastian Festival. In 1990, he won two Goya , The Spanish Oscar , as best adapted screenplay writer and best director. Saura made some biographic movies as ¨Llanto para un bandido¨, ¨Goya in Burdeos or Bordeaux ¨, ¨Buñuel and la mesa del Rey Salomon¨ , ¨El Dorado¨, and ¨Antonieta¨. Saura became an expert on Iberian musical adaptations as ¨Carmen , Amor Brujo , Bodas De Sangre or Blood wedding , Sevillanas ,Iberia , Salome, Fado, Flamenco , Tango ¨ and even recently Opera as ¨Io , Don Giovanni