But not as the filmmaker has chosen to tell his story here. Daniel and Ana, brother and sister, best friends. Firstly, I do respect every person's personal point of view. After about a week of not leaving her room, Ana manages to force herself to talk to a psychologist. Someone could probably do a series of follow-ups on how screwed up both characters still are at the end of the film. I can't write off the movie completely, though.
The leads do shine by comparison to their captors, though. There is none of the anger and object-throwing that would be seen in a Hollywood-type movie. When it seems like they are finally starting to be able to talk to one another again, Daniel sneaks into her room and rapes Ana. This is supposed to be a true story, and I don't doubt it. One thing worth highlighting is that this film is closer to a vignette than a structured narrative.
Of course, the script doesn't give them a whole lot to work with and bears the lion's share of the responsibility for the tedium of the siblings' goings-on. You will find yourself counting the minutes for the movie to end. Two siblings struggle with the aftermath of a strange and terrible crime in this drama inspired by actual events. Breaking a taboo is one thing. So very much would spring from the way in which the older of the two handles or is unable to handle her younger brother in this terribly fraught time that the audience deserves to be a part of this. For a while, I thought it was going to be a powerful film, but it was not. Daniel and Ana, brother and sister, best friends.
A few hours later, Ana and Daniel are released, and the siblings are too humiliated to tell their parents what happened. Does Daniel get help, end up in prison, or??????? The rest of the film deals with the two of them trying to put their lives back together. Mexico, certainly one of the kidnap capitals of the world, plays host to this story and its lead characters: the contented and close-knit brother and sister of the title. I believe it would take truly superior actors to infuse this script with the drama befitting the characters' experience and in my opinion, Bernal and Vega are not up to it. What we take away from a film is subjective and a reflection of our own experiences. If you want to have your blog discovered but then, most probably, disappointed in , choose a highly sexual, transgressive title for your post! Yet their harmony is instantly shattered when they are kidnapped and are forced to engage in an unforgettable act for their freedom. That kidnapping of course and the thing that happens there is quite creepy, uncomfortable, spellbinding, and way too real life which makes it all the scarier no glossy movie star posturing here.
It is fair to say that the photography is flawless. The last 2 or 3 scenes are interesting enough in that your sense of suspense picks back up enormously. They certainly can't look each other in the eye after such a horrific experience. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is not easily 'cured', or even understood, and can cause significant impairment in all aspects of human functioning. Put yourself in one of their shoes and think about how you would feel, and how you might have reacted in that situation. There is enough strength in the situation and performances to make it worth the time of anyone who has in any way been connected to this vile experience or who is concerned with the sale of forced pornography the end title cards give some information on this , or for therapists who may end up treating those who've been involved in this kind of situation. I also think you hit it on the head on what was missing from the movie.
Marimar Vega's performance is the best of the film. And while the signal event of the film is certainly vital, how the characters react to it -- and why -- is key to our coming to terms with the movie. Sure, we see later reactions -- from the siblings, her fiancé, his girlfriend, their parents -- but everything from here on in, even a surprise or two, seems a little too rote because the most important moments in the movie have been left out. Yet their harmony is instantly shattered when they are kidnapped and something shocking happens which forces them to confront their desires and fears. All of the above, in any case, is on view within the first 20 minutes. The preamble to the peak moment is boring, then less than 20 minutes of a good sequence, perfectible, but good enough, considering the roughness of the situation.
I, too, would have thought that the two might have been able to reconnect. In short, there is a disparity between the film's subject matter and the execution. The film is supposedly based on a true story and may hew very close to real life, which, of course, is seldom a structured narrative. Ana Torres Marimar Vega is a bright, attractive, and outgoing girl in her late teens who comes from a wealthy and socially prominent family. Ana Torres is a bright, attractive, and outgoing girl in her late teens who comes from a wealthy and socially prominent family. I already watch this movie,the story was good, but it's kind of a little disappointing in the ending, because i thought the siblings could recover their relationship after the kidnapping.
Every emotion is legible on their faces. What is successful about the movie is the realism with which the incident is filmed: there is no soundtrack of ominous musical creepiness. It's here that Franco stumbles rather severely. It is a reality that seems very far away from our own, but, with a little bit of empathy, can be deeply felt. Although several reviews specify what happens, I think it's better not to give it away. How could it not be, given the central event, which is, we are told, based on a true story in which only the names have been changed? But Franco, being I guess a very untutored filmmaker, doesn't bother with this pivotal scene at all.
But still, it was a great film, Dario and Vega act their roles perfectly, And Franco did a good job as a first-time movie director. Daniel's a high school student, on the cusp of young manhood, while Ana is several years older and about to be married. But the emotional consequences become apparent -- Ana breaks off her engagement and retreats into a world of her own, while Daniel, already shy and reserved, is plagued with feelings of lust for his sister. That may be some viewers' cup of tea; if it isn't yours, think twice about seeing this film. The rest is dull, repetitive, and flat.