DVD Review “The Hidden Face (La Cara Occulta)”

Directed by: Andres Baiz
Starring: Quim Gutierrez, Clara Lago, Martina García
MPAA Rating: R
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: February 28, 2012
Running Time: 90 minutes

Film: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 0 out of 5 stars

From the box and premise, this film is spun as an supernatural thriller but in fact it is anything far from thrilling. It is actually quite laughable at points. The story is told in two intertwining stories that come together for a supposed twist ending but the twist is way too obvious to be surprising. The only props goes to actor, Quim Gutierrez, who got to get with not one but two beautiful women in the film. I would steer clear of this film unless you are really bored and got nothing else to do.

“The Hidden Face” has one of the stupidest plots of all-time. It focuses on the relationship of conductor (Quim Gutiérrez) and his jealous girlfriend (Clara Lago). She decides to lock herself in a secret panic room in their house to test their love (no idea why, doesn’t make any sense). Of course her plan back fires and ends up not working the way she plans.

The film’s audio is Castilian (similar to Spanish) with English subtitles and comes with a decent Dolby Digital 5.1 track. I will also like to point out that the back cover art, literally gives away a key plot point in the film, if not the only plot point. There are also no special features included at all on this DVD. Overall, I found myself literally pacing waiting for this film to end.

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