Have you ever watched a blurry, out of focus scene for some time, when suddenly the camera zooms in on a hitherto unnoticed object, the focus becomes razor sharp, and from that moment on everything is changed? Something like this happens here. Unfortunately this same pattern is repeated each time we see and hear the orchestra, with Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Brahms. Shattered by the unexpected news of their irreversible break-up and puzzled by Belén's inexplicable decision, Adrián gets help from the local police to solve this mysterious case of disappearance; however, as there is still no news of Belén, a new woman will appear in his life. Her suspicions of infidelity will drive her to test his love for her. Shattered by the unexpected news and puzzled by the inexplicable decision, AdriÃ¡n gets help from the local Police to solve this case of disappearance.
Written by Ah, yes, perfect thriller for a rainy afternoon. At first, go ahead with the snack trips to the refrigerator -- you won't miss much. We're not talking about a great classic film here, but it is pretty good guilty-pleasure that should keep you riveted through the end. A small decision that will inadvertently unlock a voyage into the deepest meaning of possession and the mechanisms of jealousy. The use of flashback is particularly fascinating: the viewer witnesses a rerun of the same events, but on second viewing they take on a completely new significance from a different point of view.
So much for trips to the refrigerator. Can they not let Beethoven be Beethoven, must he be improved upon? I was disappointed in the music. On the other hand, almost making up for this regrettable sin: in the credits, every single member of the Bogotá Orchestra is listed, instrument by instrument. Adrián, a talented orchestra conductor, receives a video message from his beloved Belén, telling him with tears in her eyes that she is leaving him, and that she cannot carry on with him anymore. Things snap into focus that you hadn't even realized were out of focus.
Time passes by and still no news of BelÃ©n's whereabouts, so life gradually begins to return to its normal pace, when out of the blue, a new woman appears in AdriÃ¡n's life. Events begin in rather predictable, ordinary, mundane fashion: in the very first scene boyfriend receives a Dear John video from girlfriend, she disappears, her whereabouts is a mystery, boyfriend meets new girl, new girl's ex boyfriend - a cop - suspects foul play. My point: don't give up on this film, stick it out. I have one minor gripe, important to me but probably not to most people: Since classical music has always been a big part of my life, what drew me to the film initially was that the main character is an orchestra conductor. I suspect Hitchcock would be impressed, and maybe even a little envious. I don't recall seeing this in a film before. Excerpts from a movement of a Beethoven symphony begin true enough, but very soon, alas, the music dissolves into corny clichés that I'm sure would send poor Ludwig spinning in his grave.
Familiar themes are bastardized all the time in commercials and other venues that are designed for the general public or for special effects. I'm sure the musicians are appreciative. Through the use of unexpected, ironic, playful plot twists and flashback, we suddenly see everything in a new light. . If you enjoy thrillers, especially of the mind-variety as opposed to blood and guts, you will not be disappointed. A striking observant mirror in the main bedroom hides an engineering masterpiece: a small room disconnected from the world.
Storyline: The Hidden Face 2011 AdriÃ¡n, an aspiring and talented orchestra conductor, receives a video message from his beloved BelÃ©n, telling him with tears in her eyes that she is leaving him and that she cannot carry on with him. In the end, with no progress at all in Belén's baffling case, who would think to look beyond the facts, as truth often lies hidden in the most unusual of places? Once it does, the remainder of the film remains locked on this brand spanking new story and nothing more. Sure, it's a gimmick, but it works. With no progress at all in BelÃ©n's case and all things possible, no one will be able to see beyond the facts and comprehend the truth that often lies hidden in the most unusual of places. . . .
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