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Tune your antena to this,
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Hollywood has many ideas, most of them recycled. La Antena is not one of these but it certainly plays on the subject.
What it does is different from any other movie, but it uses the oldest form of film to do it in, the black and white silent movie. The film itself does have music, but dialogue is subtitled, for good reason. The people in the story have had their voices taken away. Instead, they use subtitles (which they can see) notes and other means to communicate. The perpetrator of this auditory crime? A man called Mr TV, who wants to take all voice away from the people, including words.
Thinly disguised remarks on Nazi occupation, tyrannical leaders and even the state of the movie industry do not get in the way of what is a very interesting and original story. There is a race to save the one woman who can speak, The Voice, from being cruelly used by Mr TV to remove words all together. Fittingly, she is being held captive at a site with a giant Antenna, hence the title.
What La Antena does well is to re-create the sets and feel of the old silent movies, but while keeping the pace and the action fully in the 21st century. Influences of Fritz Lang and other silent movie makers are obvious, but despite it's charming homage, and party because of the effects, La Antena still feels a fresh movie, highly watchable today.
The film left an impression on me and was a breath of fresh air amongst all the movies being churned out by the film industry. I cannot give it a greater compliment than this.