Monday, October 3, 2005

Nancho Novo, Teresa Hurtado

Cinema 1, Greenbelt 1

Pelikula, Pelicula

I caught this movie at the Spanish film festival in Greenbelt. True enough, it has nothing to do with rocket science or astronauts. It is a simple tale of a man trying to rebuild his life after being an addict. He bases his happiness on a decalogue, a 10 step plan he believes will put him in the right path. Simple adage like Socializing, Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Food, Sex and Exercise guide him. Suddenly a young girl shows up at his apartment and she ends up helping him achieve his formula for a successful life. The film ends on a sad note, you are left wondering if he makes it or if he retreats back to a useless life. Most Europeans movies have a tendency to end that way. You are left hanging. I guess, the purpose is that people formulate their own conclusions. Make us think, make us use our brain. Because isn't that just how real life is? We have no clear answers.

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