Part of what I enjoy about my gig here at CHUD is that I get exposed to films that otherwise wouldn’t be on my radar. Being afforded the opportunity to go into a film like La Cara Oculta (The Hidden Face) completely cold is an added benefit.
And it’s a benefit I want to extend to you as well. Before I go any further I want to point out that Oculta is an engrossing, tight thriller that’s essentially two films in one: The first about a woman who falls for a Spanish orchestra conductor as he’s being investigated for the disappearance of his former lover. The second runs parallel to the former, shedding light on said disappearance.
To say anything more would be criminal, so consider this my pre-confession before I rob a gas station. I seriously recommend the Spanish-language film La Cara Oculta – I’m giving it four stars, and if it’s playing near you (it’s currently in limited US release via Fox International) I highly suggest you go see it. It’s the opportunity to see a fresh, adult-minded thriller that manages to hold your attention the whole way through as it toys with your preconceived notions. Below the rating we’ll be ripping into this sucker, so see it and come back for some in-depth discussion. Otherwise, consider this mini-review over.