Middle aged Army Captain Jorge appears to have the perfect family. But behind closed doors, he struggles to get along with his wife Nelly. They have been married for eight years and she ... See full summary »
What looks at first like a very dated example of South American cinema, in fact turns out to be an intriguing film that packs a real punch. Although some of the acting unfortunately falls into the Latin American soap opera melodramatic category, and the production is obviously done on a shoestring, the script is pretty taught and well paced, and more than makes up for these shortcomings. The story of a illicit love affair is, of course, nothing new, but here it acquires another dimension which ought not to be revealed before seeing. Add a truly knockout ending and you've got a film that more than holds it own in a fairly crowded genre. Had the production been a bit more professional in feeling and a bit more money spent on it, it would have been quite outstanding instead of being just very good.