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LAS HORAS DEL DÍA / The Hours of the Day

LAS HORAS DEL DÍA / The Hours of the Day

Abel lives with his mother in an apartment in the Barcelona suburbs. His father is dead and he helps run the family boutique. When not working, Abel helps his friend Marcos start up a new business venture, looks for an apartment with his girlfriend Tere and fulfills sundry other everyday activities. He is, also, a compulsive murderer, whom we see kill two complete strangers over the course of a few weeks. The Hours of the Day demonstrates that there is still mileage in the serial killer film by playing things low key and realistic, avoiding all elements of sensationalism and opting for an open-ended (non)conclusion. (Keith Hennessey Brown, eyeforfilm)

Tribute

Jaime Rosales

Spain 2003
35mm
103 minutes
Spanish
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Óscar Durán
Editing
Nino Martínez Sosa
Sound
Eva Valiño
Cast
Alex Brendemühl, Ágata Roca, Vicente Romero, María Antonia Martínez, Pape Monsoriu, Isabel Rocatti, Armando Aguirre
Producers
Jaime Rosales, Ricard Figueras

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Production

Fresdeval Films, In Vitro Films

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2003