10 July 2015 | ma-cortes
Surprising film with a fabulous Eduard Fernandez who gives a real recital on art of interpretation
This is a highly surprising and cerebral drama , filled with intrigue , irony , comedy , twists and turns . It tells the tale of Nacho (Eduard Fernandez who gives an anjoyable and natural acting) , a veterinarian , who faces the women who have meant something in his life . Nacho carries out a swindle to his father-in-law , regarding five cows ; to undercover these events , he plans a twisted set-up ; then it takes place a complex plot that leads to unexpected results . Before him appear his recently separated wife Laura (Lucia Quintana) , his young lover Ona (Michelle Jenner) , his ex-girlfriend Marga (Maria Morales) , his mother Amparo (Petra Martinez), his sister-in-law Carmen (Marta Larralde) and finally his psychologist called Andrea (Nathalie Poza) . With all of them he has pending themes and has to confront all of them to resolve them.
The film contains humor , drama , thrills , plot twists and , adding tense sequences especially in its final part in an unexpected denouement . Based on failed TV series formed by 6 episodes (2010) titled : Alcalá Meco ; Croacia, Nigeria, Uruguay ; Cayo Coco ; Marrakech ; Portugal and Marbella . The original as well as entertaining idea about a manipulator veterinarian becomes involved into a dark intrigue is overspread throughout the movie , but not completely satisfactory , including conventional pitfalls . In spite of it , the movie results to be better than average , being surprisingly good and compellingly realized . The motion picture is pretty well , although sometimes stagy and packs some turns ; however is entertaining for continuous surprises and twists . Eduard Fernandez at her best , he steals the show as a pathologic liar who swindles his father-in-law with fateful consequences . The picture relies heavily on the relationship between Nacho/Eduard Fernandez and his many women . It contains a lot of sexual scenes among them , especially some strong sexual scenes between Eduard Fernandez and Marta Larralde .
Appropriate cinematography in documentary style , it is finely photographed by cameraman Raquel Fernandez Nuñez . Suspenseful as well as evocative musical score by Ray Marhuenda , being composed by means of synthesizer . The motion picture was professionally directed by Mariano Barroso . Mariano Barroso was born in (1959) Saint Just , Barcelona , Catalonia . He is a director and writer, especially known for Éxtasis (1996) and ¨Ants in mouth¨ (2005). He has directed various films with similar players and with moderated success such as ¨My soul brother¨ at his best , ¨Kasbah¨ with Ernest Alterio and Jose Sancho and with Eduard Fernandez , the latter his fetish actor along with Javier Bardem . Furthermore , he has directed intense dramas as ¨Lobos De Washington¨ and ¨Lo Mejor De Eva¨ . The movie will appeal to Eduard Fernandez fans . Rating : 6,5 . It's an entertaining film but some moments being slow moving .