Nadie Conoce a Nadie
(1999) from Tuna
Nadie conoce a nadie, which means Nobody Knows Anybody,
is a nifty Spanish thriller which takes place in Seville amid the
Easter Week celebrations and processions.
|Someone is killing prominent Catholics, and involves
Eduardo Noriega, crossword author for his paper and would-be author in
what seems to be some huge game, using the city of Seville as a gaming
board, and the people of the city as game pieces. Every time we think
we know who is to blame, something happens to change our mind. I liked
this a lot, and don't want to write a spoiler.
Natalia Verbeke shows breasts and buns in a brief
sex scene with Noriega.
Why hasn't this film been released in the US? It is a unique concept,
well written, well acted, and beautifully photographed. It won a Goya
for special effects. I liked this more than most of the thrillers I
see. It had more than enough suspense and dramatic tension, and a
- IMDB summary.
IMDb voters score it 6.4/10, including 8.3 among US
voters. So why not release it in the USA, which has about as
many Spanish speakers as Spain?
- with their dollars: a very solid hit in
Spain, with 1.4 million admissions. Taking into account the
difference in population, this is about equivalent to a $90
million picture in the USA.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description, this
film is a B-.
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