25 April 2011

Hable con Ella (2002)


Love is the saddest thing when it goes away, as a song by Jobim goes.
So basically: Marco is forced to spend countless hours in a nursing home after his girlfriend, a bullfighter, ends up in a coma. There, he meets Benigno, an awkward nurse attending another coma patient. The two form an unlikely and unbreakable friendship as their lives are revealed to each other.

The summary for this film made it seem rather dull and pretentious and I’m really glad I was forced to watch it. At first I kept my assumptions, but as the movie progressed and the main characters are introduced, specifically Benigno, the story really came to life. It was beautifully filmed and acted!

I’m not going to give away any spoilers, but this film will probably make a lot of people uneasy. It’s supposed to do that! Watch it anyway.

Ziggi seal of approval!