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OK but a bit too dirty and violent for me
on 10 December 2015
Having seen the wonderful Volver I did hope that this was more of the same. Penelope Cruz is as lovely as ever but this film has a slightly sleazy atmosphere although I think the steamy scenes will apeal to the more hot-blooded. I also found some of the bloodshed in the fight scenes a bit too strong.
Its virtue is the picture it paints of living in poverty in an extremely bleak, empty area of Spain