The Hidden Face (La Cara Oculta) (English Subtitled) 2012 R CC

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(34) IMDb 7.3/10
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A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.

Starring:
Martina García, Quim Gutiérrez
Runtime:
1 hour 36 minutes

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The Hidden Face (La Cara Oculta) (English Subtitled)

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Director Andrés Baiz
Starring Martina García, Quim Gutiérrez
Supporting actors María Soledad Rodríguez, Jose Luis Garcia, Marcela Mar, Humberto Dorado, Julio Pachón, Juan Alfonso Baptista, Marcela Benjumea, Clara Lago, Alexandra Stewart, Mozad
Studio Fox
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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If you watch it, you might as well skip half the movie.
TorridlyBoredShopper
The style with which Baiz tells his story is unique and his small cast carries it off very well.
Grady Harp
I didn't think it was all that bad, but I certainly didn't think it was all that good, either.
Robert Beveridge

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 1, 2012
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I agree dont watch the preview because it will affect the suspense of the movie. Otherwise a decent mystery/suspense movie. The acting was good and I like the way the story progresses and then how it goes back and tells you what happened giving you the perspective of what transpired from the other main characters view.....while the motives of the individuals in the story line are flawed....the story line it self makes it a unique suspense story.........reminding me a bit of a kinda twilight story because of the twists that occur.........almost expected Rod Serling to appear to give the moral of the story as he did in the Twilight series....."There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy."
Rod Serling
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 1, 2012
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Andrés Baiz is a young, up and coming film writer and director from Colombia and his early works show a definite talent for unveiling mysterious stories in a very unique way. THE HIDDEN FACE (La Cara Occulta) can be mind-boggling until the second part of the film begins. As a story, written by Arturo Infante and Hatem Khraiche and adapted for the screen by Baiz and Khraiche.

The story deals with a young and successful Spanish orchestral conductor Adrián (Quim Gutiérrez) who is offered the position as chief conductor of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra, an enviable assignment he accepts and his beautiful designer girlfriend Belén (Clara Lago) agrees to move with him. They are welcomed to Bogota, given a spacious mansion in which to live, and Adrián begins his assignment as conductor of the symphony. As luck would have it at a party of the supporters of the orchestra Adrián is noted by Belén to be flirting with one of the violinists. Belén shares her discovery with a friend who suggests that Belen leave a note for Adrián that she will not tolerate infidelity and that she is leaving him to teach him a lesson. Finding Belén gone and the taped note on his cellphone, Adrián goes to the local bar to get drunk and there meets cocktail waitress Fabiana (Martina García) who consoles him over his girlfriend's leaving him, and drives the drunken conductor home and spends the night. This leads to a passionate romance and Fabiana moves in, only to be gradually frightened by strange sounds that make her believe the house is haunted.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 1, 2012
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Andrés Baiz is a young, up and coming film writer and director from Colombia and his early works show a definite talent for unveiling mysterious stories in a very unique way. THE HIDDEN FACE (La Cara Occulta) can be mind-boggling until the second part of the film begins. As a story, written by Arturo Infante and Hatem Khraiche and adapted for the screen by Baiz and Khraiche.

The story deals with a young and successful Spanish orchestral conductor Adrián (Quim Gutiérrez) who is offered the position as chief conductor of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra, an enviable assignment he accepts and his beautiful designer girlfriend Belén (Clara Lago) agrees to move with him. They are welcomed to Bogota, given a spacious mansion in which to live, and Adrián begins his assignment as conductor of the symphony. As luck would have it at a party of the supporters of the orchestra Adrián is noted by Belén to be flirting with one of the violinists. Belén shares her discovery with a friend who suggests that Belen leave a note for Adrián that she will not tolerate infidelity and that she is leaving him to teach him a lesson. Finding Belén gone and the taped note on his cellphone, Adrián goes to the local bar to get drunk and there meets cocktail waitress Fabiana (Martina García) who consoles him over his girlfriend's leaving him, and drives the drunken conductor home and spends the night. This leads to a passionate romance and Fabiana moves in, only to be gradually frightened by strange sounds that make her believe the house is haunted.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By TorridlyBoredShopper VINE VOICE on February 28, 2012
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First, I want to say that you do not want to watch the preview of this film. The advertisement gives away the first 44 minutes of the film, leaving you an hour of viewing that is still good but totally screwing up the film. If you watch it, you might as well skip half the movie. Since I hate spoilers I am writing a breakdown to try to help, but anything with a good plot is easily broken so it is still a bit vague.

An unmarried couple gets the offer of a lifetime - for one of the anyway. For one year, he is offered a position conducting a renown orchestra. He asks his girlfriend to follow him and she says yes, asking him if he'll always be with her. "I won't leave you alone for a second." A bit of turbulence rears its head and a message is left saying that the girlfriend is leaving. she says it was because she did not want to argue. Distraught, the boyfriend goes drinking and meets a woman who ends up taking him home because he is too drunk. This leads to more, and to her staying in a home that seems majestic. The only problem is the odd noises and the ripples in the water, making her wonder if the police might be right about him being a suspect in his girlfriend's disappearance.

The movie itself is a tale of two parts. first you get the progression of the film and then you see a what happened with the movie from another angle, filling in the blanks. I liked that quite a bit and I liked not knowing what happened and having to follow the tale. In some ways it seems like a ghost story and, in some ways, it is figuring out a mystery that is not so easy to answer that you'll just guess it outright. just don't watch the advertisements or you will know.

The acting in the movie was good and the home they used was really good as a location.
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