15 February 2015 | sugarfreepeppermint
night and the city - in Madrid
Anyone who has ever walked down the Gran Via in Madrid, will have noticed its colourful street life. This film takes you into the lives and homes of some of the people you might see wander down its aligning streets. We follow a straight couple, some gays and lesbians, and a transvestite prostitute over the course of one night and see them go about in their nocturnal pursuit for sex, love, money and drugs.
The general aesthetic of the film is somewhat shabby, but that is not to say the film comes across as dark and depressing. The joyous ambiance of Madrid seeps through no matter what situation the characters are in. It's the adventure of the city at night, the strangers one can meet, the escapades one can relish, the companionship one can strike up, the emotions that can run riot without repression. Yet, the price to pay for all that, is the risk of danger and loneliness. The film shows it all without judgement.