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This review is from: "PROXIMA" - Simple Edition (DVD)
This is a trippy mind-blast from phenomenal Spanish auteur Carlos Atanes.
The film starts simply with Tony (Oriol Aubets), a total nerd who is obsessed with sci-fi movies and books. When his favorite author, Felix Cadecq (Manel Solás), claims that aliens actually exist, Tony is the only person who believes him.
As Tony begins his journey to find out the truth, he becomes involved with a secret cult and his reality begins to degrade. Is Tony actually going to have his wildest dreams fulfilled or has he completely lost his mind?
Atanes gives no easy answers with his film that's clearly been influenced by the work of Philip K. Dick. Aubets plays Tony with the perfect pitch of hopeful optimism so that the audience is really rooting for him to succeed in his quest despite how far-fetched the plot grows around him. Atanes is also very suggestive with his special effects, giving us just a hint of what may or not be real.