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Three women mysteriously wake up in a hospital and discover that one of them is deaf, one is mute and the other one is blind; together they will have to figure out why they are there and how to get out.


Grimmfest says: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil. An existential, allegorical spin on the much-maligned so-called “torture porn” sub-genre, this is SAW by way of Sartre and De Sade. A breakneck and brutal tale of exploitation and damnation, filled with surreal, disorientating imagery and heavy religious symbolism, it has the relentless, remorseless logic of a nightmare; the fluid, constantly moving camera, the cramped, enclosed locations, and oppressive score generating a palpable sense of claustrophobic discomfort. And it has absolutely no dialogue until the very last scene, which makes it all the more unsettling and alienating, forcing the viewer constantly to reassess what is happening and why. Balancing bravura cinematic technique with a ferocious commitment to his vision of hell, Writer-Director Alex Kahuam delivers a brutal gut-punch of a film, What might have seemed, in lesser hands like an extended exercise in tormenting, brutalising and terrorising women achieves the same dark sense of transcendence as MARTYRS; given intellectual weight by the underlying metaphysical and philosophical argument, and humanised by the extraordinary performances of the three leads, able to convey so much without words. In short, it's a hell of a movie.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    Spanish
  • Country
    Mexico
  • Premiere
    Northern UK premiere
  • Rating
    18
  • Director
    Alex Kahuam
  • Screenwriter
    Alex Kahuam
  • Producer
    Alex Kahuam, Marco De Molina, Santiago Ortiz-Monasterio
  • Cast
    Alejandra Toussaint, Alejandra Zaid, Jessica Ortiz, Horacio Castelo, Laura de Ita
  • Cinematographer
    Diego Cacho
  • Editor
    Alex Kahuam