The Night of the Sunflowers

2006, Spain-France-Portugal, 123’, Color, Spanish

Director: Jorge Sanchez-Cabezudo
Cast: Carmelo Gomez, Judith Diakhate, Celso Bugallo
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Two startling crimes. A horrible mistake. Lives caught between revenge and justice…

A thriller where instinct and logic fight at every chance.

Synopsis:
Set in Las Hurdes, the poor mountainous area of western Spain that gave its name to Luis Bunuel’s 1932 documentary about rural poverty, the movie is a thriller that makes one think of Rashomon, except that in this case, six views of the same day’s events are objectively presented. The first chapter introduces a sad, middle-aged travelling salesman, who turns out to be a serial rapist and murderer. His latest intended victim escapes, injured and traumatised, along a remote country road. In the second chapter, she’s revealed as the sophisticated wife of a geologist and potholer who’s called to the area to investigate a newly discovered cave and ends up in a folie a trois. Subsequent chapters bring in a querulous loner, a drifting nutter and two cops, one young and bent, the other old-fashionedly honest.

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