3 June 2005 | rosa_ramera
A good suspenseful story!
An armed robbery takes place in an important mall in Barcelona. Julia (Maribel Verdú) is a young single mother working as a dancer at a striptease club. One night she finds in her own car a dead man with a bag containing one million euros. She understands immediately that the money is obviously from a criminal source. Nonetheless, she abandons the corpse and takes the bag. Concha (Olalla Escribano), her daughter's babysitter, suspects that Julia is involved in the crime, and reports to Antón (Antonio Federico), a private detective working for the insurance company owing the payment to the mall. Julia is localized and feels threatened by Antón, remaining deeply upset and worried and requesting help from a friend, Luis (Alex Brendemühl). Luis takes Julia and her daughter to his mother country home, hopefully a secure refuge. But Antón is convinced that Julia has the money and plans to kill her and steal the million euros. Things begin to complicate more and more, until a completely unexpected end. This is a good thriller, in which a in crescendo tension is maintained throughout the film. There are some brief but cruel killing scenes that could be avoided. Anyway, "Mar Rojo" ("Red Sea", in Spanish) is a good suspenseful story and I enjoyed it.