- Actors: Jose Sacristan, Maria Valverde, Ramon Fontsere, Alberto Ferreiro, Eduardo Antuna
- Directors: David Trueba
- Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Language: Spanish
- Subtitles: English, Spanish
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: Not RatedUnrated
- Studio: Breaking Glass Pictures
- DVD Release Date: February 26, 2013
- Run Time: 105 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00APUAKYG
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,955 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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On a hot summer day in a vacant Madrid during a period of social and political transition in Spain, Miguel (José Sacristán), a feared and respected journalist, sets up a meeting with Ángela (María Valverde), a young journalism student, in a friend s studio. His intentions are clearly sexual; hers are less clear. Chance events force them together for more time than they would have chosen: locked in a bathroom, naked, without the possibility of escape.
Removed from the outside world, the pair, who represent polarized generations, are pitted in an uneven duel involving age, intellect, ambition and experience. The political and social context of the period provides the background to the power shifts that continually take place between them over twenty-four hours.
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The tension is this film is generated by a sexual tryst going appallingly wrong. I passed on watching this movie several times because I could not believe that such a wry, thoughtful, and engaging film could be based on an absurd mishap, locking the two virtual strangers together for 24 hours in a bathroom-- both completely nude, but for a shared bath towel. What evolves is a deeply felt and rendered encounter which changes both of them. Ultimately an erotic love story, set in the claustrophobia of a small, almost airless, bathroom, which becomes in this film a whole world.
One of the finest Spanish films I have ever watched. Full of humanity, wisdom and erotic sensuality. A film so complex and layered that each viewing reveals something new.
One of the finest Spanish films I have ever viewed. Full of humanity, wisdom. eroticism. So complex, that each viewing reveals something new.
Maria Valverde is a particularly talented actress and has been working at least since she was 14 or 15. I did not know or even know of Jose' Sacristan but he is well respected in the European and Spanish film business. Davis Trueba was IMHO brilliant in his direction of this picture but I purchased the film because Maria Valvere was in it. I have two other films in which she is either a star or at least a major participant and have never regretted my decisions.
His co-star does whatever she can; and delivers a sensuality, Sacristan can't; but she is never up to his acting level.
It is a curious blend of intellectual a erotic movie (lots of nudity almost no sex).