Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tesis (1996)

Probably the best film about snuff movies there is, and the perfect example of how off-camera violence can be much more powerful than all the blood and guts in the world. It also raises the question of what it is that excites us the most and pokes a finger in our self righteous eyes. It's easy to sit in your chair and gloat about how you can't understand how anyone would be interested in seeing a real snuff movie, but still... when push comes to shove, you can't look away yourself.

Tesis was the spring board that catapulted director Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar's career into stardom, and enabled him to later go on and make classics like Abre los Oyos, Mar Ardentro and The Others.

But first and foremost, this is an extremely exciting thriller. From the very beginning, Tesis will have you on the edge of your seat.


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