Amalia, the teenaged daughter of a hotel owner, is the victim of a creepy pass in a busy street. The creep in question is Doctor Janos, who is staying at the hotel, and he doesn’t know whom he has just molested. Very much in the grip of a new religious fervour, Amalia feels she has a calling from God to save Janos from himself.
There is a lot more going on too, as we also see Amalia’s friend Josefina deal with her budding sexuality, while Amalia’s mother is seeing things on the oth…r end of the spectrum, as she deals with the hurt of her ex-husband expecting twins. Furthermore, she is attracted to Janos… The performances are excellent, with enormous emotions being conveyed by the slightest twitch of an eye. Atmospheric and demanding, the film is also very rewarding.
The audio, like the movie, is low key. The sound is clear and undistorted. The environmental effects are far from intrusive, but they are present when appropriate (street noises are done best), but is should be added that this is a film with many silences and whispered conversations, so elaborate sound design is unnecessary.
The image is sharp and pleasing to the eye. Colours, contrasts, flesh tones, and blacks are all very strong, and there is no grain or visible edge enhancement. The dark scenes have some very minor pixelation issues, but that’s about it.
Nothing here except the usual making-of featurette (subtitled). The menu’s main screen is scored.
A handsome transfer, though the disc is light on extras. Very strong performances all around, too.
Special Features List
- Making-of Featurette