Friday, November 04, 2011
Tesis - 1996 **** 1/2
I think that the first part of this film was superb, I was totally gripped to it and couldn't tear my eyes from the screen.
However the last 20 minutes or so lagged just a bit which was a shame because I was enthralled into finding out what the outcome would be.
A young student working on her thesis about AudioVisual Violence on the screen (it took me over 5 hours to realise that the title was actually thesis in Spanish....) unwittingly uncovers a snuff film involving a girl who used to be at her university but mysteriously disappeared several years beforehand. With the help of her slightly sadistic friend who has his own collection of violent and pornographic films, she tries to figure out the connection between the film and the camera that is used.
It's a really excellently made film. A good storyline and very watchable, although Ana Torrent gets a bit annoying after a while.