RURAL Spanish Gothic
A movie dealing with outsiders stuck out in an inhospitable bucolicnightmare. Definitely a paced and concentrated mix of tension andviolence.Hostility sticks out all over this film and the performancesare superb. This is a well worked trope but it doesn't matter. Highlyrecommended if you are keen on things like HAUTE TENSION, WOLF CREEK ,SHY PEOPLE or DELIVERANCE. Gary Oldman,who has a great track record andversatility not matched does a grand job here.Probably one of his bestroles to date. The villains are a sinister bunch of hill-folk,hints aremade in reference to inbreeding and unspeakable acts but all isunderstated.A climate of violence prevails but does not descend intocartoon-like nonsense ala Tarantino(not knocking Mr T.). Rural SpanishGothic.