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Plot: In the MARSHLAND a serial killer is on the loose. Two homicide detectives who appear to be poles apart must settle their differences and bring the murderer to justice before more young women lose their lives.
Runtime: 105 mins Release Date: 07 Aug 2015
An extraordinary crime film, beautifully rendered (by latinfineart)
This was an amazing film. Though a fan of Spanish cinema, this film was still a nice surprise. Beautifully acted, beautifully shot, plus outstanding direction, and editing. The Marshland area this was shot in became almost a secondary character, as it was so full of life and atmosphere. It was used to maximum effect, and added to the creepiness and desolate feeling of the story. The two lead actors were tremendous, as were all of the supporting characters. This was a very strong story, brought to life by two lead performers who infused this movie with a lot of heart and soul. This is the kind <more>
of story Hollywood used to make, but so rarely does anymore.
If Ever A Film Deserved An Oscar, It Would Be This Film. A True Masterpiece Thriller, That Will Leave You Pondering Long After you've Seen It. (by Vivekmaru45)
I can't remember having enjoyed a film so much. This film kept me spellbound till the very end. The climax was also well executed, as well as the final scene before the end-credits roll.Marshland also known in Spanish as La isla mínima "Minimal Island" is a 2014 Spanish thriller film directed by Alberto Rodríguez. It won ten Goya Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor Javier Gutiérrez . The plot of the film deals with the disappearance of two teenage girls during the harvest festivities. Two ideologically opposed homicide <more>
detectives from Madrid are reprimanded and sent to a forgotten town on the Guadalquivir Marshes to investigate.Detectives Juan Javier Gutiérrez and Pedro Raúl Arévalo must put aside their differences if they are to successfully hunt down a killer who for years has terrorized a community in the shadow of a general disregard for women rooted in a misogynistic past. The film is set in Spain during 1980 during the era of the Franco dictatorship. We see that the militia are still the main authority over the local police. Also there is a lot of red tape for the detectives to deal with. They have to solve the crime quickly and delicately without drawing a lot of attention from the press. The film shows the graphic nature of the aftermath of a terrible crime. We are spared nothing. We see the crime through the eyes of the detectives as well as the parents of the victims. More crimes are uncovered as the film progresses. We see also how pretty young teenage girls are trapped into prostitution by money or drugs. To a casual viewer, the film may be brutal at times, but this is how the world truly is. Even now as I type this review, a lot of crimes are taking place in the world. I hope one day, people of all nationalities can live in love and peace and that there will be an end to crime once and for all.More serial killer films: The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer 1993 , To Catch a Killer 1992 , The Deliberate Stranger 1986 , Citizen X 1995 , The Gray Man 2007 , Confessions of a Serial Killer 1985 . Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile 1974 . All this films are based on real-life killers. Thank you for having the time to read this review. May you live long and prosper.
Dark and Deep, Spanish Cinema at its Finest (by ddipaolo-52591)
First, I must say that I speak Spanish and that makes my experience a little different than people who watched with subtitles. What an astonishingly well-made movie. The acting is suburb, and the cinematography is nothing short of magnificent. This movie is an emotional roller coaster, containing moments of heartbreak, suspense, and relief. The Marshland is set in 1970's Spain, at the end of the fascist Franco regime. The two main characters, both detectives, appear to be polar opposites when it comes to ideology. This strain between the two protagonists adds a lot to the tone and the <more>
direction of the film. There are many unpredictable moments. There aren't many boring moments, overall the film keeps the audience engaged until the end when the suspense builds up to a satisfying finish. Excellent cinema, I'll definitely be looking forward to more great movies coming out of Spain.
From 1975, when Franco died; after 40 years of dictatorship, Spain moved to monarchy and in 1980 to democracy; where "La Isla Minima" takes place.There was a huge political turmoil; nobody had any idea what was coming. People had to grow and start thinking by themselves after too many years of the government thinking for them.Two detectives with quite different political ideas are sent to Guadalquivir 's marshes to investigate the disappearance and later killing of two young girls. They soon realize there were more potential similar crimes. To make things worse; the locals <more>
will do little effort to help unless paid . There is a strike on the main factory; people are miserable, with minimal education education and no respect on authority.Keeping a slow, almost hypnotic but never boring pace and with the help of the claustrophobic kind of jungle environment of the marshes ; Alberto Rodriguez' movie keep us entangled and never let us go.By the end; it is clear that is not the crimes resolution which really matters; but the picture of a society miserable, corrupt, disoriented and hopeless; just people trying to save themselves.In such a mess; the lines of good and bad get blurred. One of the cops a former Franco's secret police , use torture to get information from the witness; but the movie never creates a moral dilemma on that. It seems is the only way to get something from this selfish people.As happens in real life; some will paid for their crimes; some not and lots of things are left open. As good as the movie is; the ending will fail to satisfy those looking for a more classic thriller.In terms of acting; Jesus Gutierrez a comedian is commanding as Juan; a former torturer and hit-man for the police who will get results no matter what. He is totally believable as a cynical person with many secrets.Raul Arevalo also a good comedian does a very restrained interpretation as the younger and rebel police that does not know how to manage situations. A little more character development could have helped.In brief; a movie to enjoy and keep thinking after.
Marshland is slow burn, albeit entertaining and intriguing police procedural that takes place in a rural Spain during 1980. In addition to this police investigation we have an interesting character study, as we get to know the two detectives Pedro and Juan. The photography in particular is splendid. There was something very trance like feel in this movie, especially the weather n the locations. The music too was good. I enjoyed true detective the mini series. Marshland comes very close to true detective. Also while watching this film, memories of murder came to my mind. The Superb <more>
photography, memorable acting, music that asks questions, simmering political undertones. The cinematography was excellent. Certain scenes looked like painting. I highly recommend this to fans of true detective, memories of murder, prisoners and the abandoned 2006 .
Marshland is a beautiful thriller set in Andalucía, Spain. There is a fantastic dynamic between the two leading men, Juan and Pedro, played by Javier Gutiérrez and Raúl Arévalo respectively. But the main credit needs to go to Alex Catalán and Alberto Rodríguez for the fantastic cinematography and direction. The aerial shots in particular are truly stunning.The Franco legacy very much lingers throughout the film and this adds to the lingering tension and suspense that remains constant throughout. The story is a straightforward one but the look of the film will stay long in the memory.
New Spanish cinema (by gardieca)
2014 is being a fantastic year for Spanish movies. Critics and viewers are supporting made in Spain movies that are shown month by month. La isla mínima is a very remarkable film whose highlights are the plot, the narrative structure, the characters, the beautiful locations, the way that information is given to the viewers, and the rain that falls and envelopes everything around a small southern village in the late 80s. Leading role Javier Gutierrez has been awarded as best actor in San Sebastian film festival, but my favorite one is Raul Arevalo, his disturbing look to everybody, and how he <more>
tries to introduce different investigation procedures and different ways of thinking in a society that is still stuck in the past. Highly recommended.
Superbly directed and beautifully shot (by alain-kapel5)
What a satisfying movie this was. I love hardcore crimers and this is a great example of its genre. It shows just how corrupted the authorities really were in the 1980's rural Spain without losing touch with its relatively complex plot. The setup is familiar; two city detectives investigate a series of killings in provincial Spain. I wouldn't know where exactly this area is, but I'm guessing it's the marshlands in Andalucia my bad if I missed any other detail, I was excited to see the movie so I might have overlooked something . Anyway, it all gets very much complicated as <more>
the investigation moves forward and more people are implicated in the case. I'm not going to spoil anything, but be warned that this is not just your usual straightforward murder mystery, as it is also a detailed look into a country shaken by political instability and corruption within the authorities. That said, there are some obvious similarities with other crime-thrillers like Memories of Murder or Red Riding which I both heartily recommend , or TV shows like True Detective although I'm not sure about this since I haven't started following TD yet . The acting is more than solid, especially good are the two main leads. Pedro's character was more likable than Juan's, partially because he despises Franco's regime and its legacy, while Juan didn't seem to care much about that. His share of problems stems from some ugly acts in the past and that is reflected in his often violent work methods. Yet, there is no denying both actors did a splendid job and had no problem dealing with their roles' demands. An interesting bit are a couple of symbol-heavy scenes that include Juan and a bird seemingly staring at each other; one might ramble that the bird represents a new era for the country, a fresh beginning if you like as it can fly away anytime it wants , while Juan is a man tormented by a violent past he can't escape.But what I really delighted in was the exceptional cinematography. The movie looks fantastic and every detail is captured in beautifully placed shots. The marshlands are bathed in vivid colors, especially during the sunset. Camera-work is top-notch; I guess mr. Catalan really knows what he is doing. Thankfully, he was also rewarded for his work.In short, this is a dark, expertly paced thriller that remains ambiguous even after the satisfying conclusion. Definitely recommended if you're into movies like this.
In the vain of True Detective 2014 but with the intensity and pretentiousness dialled down a couple of notches. This was compulsive, engaging and entertaining throughout.I watched with the original Spanish audio and Spanish subtitles so I can't really comment on the quality of the script because my level of understanding was at about 70-80%.The pacing was even, there weren't any unnecessarily drawn out scenes and everybody behaved in a realistic manner. The acting from the leads was superb but some of the supporting cast were quite wooden and most of the photographs used in the <more>
film were extremely posed. Those are minor critiques though; the only thing that really irks me is that no matter how well these films are made, and no matter how sensitively the subject matter is broached, they always feel a little gratuitous, hence why they usually lose one or two points from me. I watched The Treatment 2014 a while ago and both of these films currently have roughly the same IMDb score. Clearly then, ratings are hugely affected by the emotional impact of dealing with sexual abuse and murder. La Isla Mínima was, in my opinion, markedly better than The Treatment and I hope its rating increases to reflect this.Another reason this film was more satisfying than others in its genre is that the police behave in a realistic manner - granted this is part of the commentary on the culture in this part of the world and what police have to resort to in order to protect their own people, but it still felt satisfying from a plot perspective and as an audience member. The final confrontation was horrific and yet entirely necessary. The film needed it and this was also entirely in keeping with the characters and the message of the film. Obviously, each will take away their own views but for me, the 'very' end made me question my earlier conviction that the final confrontation was 'justified': isn't that what everyone says to justify their actions?If you enjoy films in this genre then it's an obvious choice 8/10.