Friday, July 26, 2013

Two Line Reviews - #481

Movie: La flaqueza del bolchevique (or) The Weakness of the Bolshevik (Spanish, 2003)

Plot: A banker gets into legal trouble for crashing onto a woman's car in parking. He follows the woman to see where she resides, makes anonymous calls etc. to irritate her & happens to see the school-going sister of the woman. He gets attracted to the small girl's intelligence who responds as well. They become companions, hang out. He makes a grave error of calling the girl from his office phone which the elder sister traces and trouble looms causing an unexpected twist in a matter of minutes!

What Works?
  • This is movie-making at classic levels. A simple concept and limited characters, each having its own perspectives and a collosal culmination in the climax - World class stuff from its maker Manuel Martín Cuenca.
  • The actor Luis Tosar who tries to lure the girl and irritates her elder sister shows subtle yet contrasting emotions in a nice way. The young girl María Valverde is perfectly cast - She is classy in looks and has intelligence written all over her eyes!
  • The music with the symphony like orchestration is brilliant and suits the following scenes to a 'T'!
  • The climax is a blast in showing how fickle life is and how things can change in minutes!
Gripping & Classy!

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