Marshland is a dark Buddy Cop movie that is reminiscent of other Crime Thrillers like Se7en, Zodiac, Memories of Murder, or The Silence, even though it's a different beast in many ways.
And it does feel like it would have made an excellent entry into the world of HBO's True Detective that would have been on par with the perfect 1st Season, in every single way.
|"YEAH, WELL FUCK YOU TOO, CABRON!"|
|SHE DIDN'T DESERVE THAT.|
The intense hunt for a Serial Killer ensues.
|LIKE YOUR HANDS ARE GOING TO STOP BULLETS?|
Much like other classic modern day Thrillers like Memories of Murder or The Silence, this Spanish gem came out of nowhere and took us by complete surprise. From the very start we knew we were in for something special, at least from a visual standpoint; the movie opens with some breathtaking overhead shots of the Spanish countryside that set a special mood for everything else to come. The biggest star of this movie may be its cinematography, which was flawless.
I guess it helps when a movie with such a disturbing plot looks like a piece of moving art.
|"SHOOT THE RAIN! IT'S THE ONLY WAY!"|
*I'm no expert on Spanish government or Francisco Franco, but that's how it all looked to me while watching this movie.
|ALL SHE EVER WANTED TO DO WAS ESCAPE HER POOR LITTLE VILLAGE...|
I guess we'll just have to settle for seeking out some of their other films, and enjoying those.
|THIS GUY RIGHT HERE...|
If this is what Spanish Cinema has to offer, then we want more.
Marshland is available now on Import Blu-ray. *You need a Region-Free Blu-ray player to watch this movie.