Spanish Movies

I watched 3 Spanish movies (Taxi Gibraltar, Todos lo saben, and Perfectos desconocidos) on the flight. As you all know, I hate movies but I was so desperate to keep hearing people speak Spanish that I was ready to go to extremes and watched more movies I see in two years.

These were ok movies, actually. Taxi Gibraltar was a bit of a dud. But Perfectos desconocidos turned out to be very Soviet-style (a high compliment for me), if a bit too rowdy. A Soviet version would be a lot more low-key but with a thousand times better acting. Here, actors scream and thrash about to indicate emotions that they can’t act. But the idea is good and the script is the best of all three movies. I actually laughed, which, again, I don’t do at movies.

Todos lo saben could be nice but the director is completely impotent. He takes great actors, really talented ones, and has no idea what to do with them.

4 thoughts on “Spanish Movies

  1. Okay, off-topic, but I don’t know anything about Spanish movies, so I’ll bring up American politics:

    Whatever you watched today, I hope it wasn’t Mueller’s seven hours of testimony before Congress, which was a totally boring FLOP — didn’t move the needle one inch as far as Democratic impeachment yearnings.

    Mueller seemed tired and disengaged, as if he wasn’t even that familiar with the details of his own report (meaning he didn’t probably actually write parts of it himself) — even the die-hard Trump haters on MSNBC can’t hide their disappointment with how anti-climactic the hearings were.

    We’ll see what the Dems try for Plan C…


    1. I was going to ask if Mueller revealed anything. . .

      No, I wasn’t because I already knew the answer. It’s unbelievable that people are still trying to milk the carcass of that long-expired cow.


  2. I just started watching casa de papel which is the first Spanish TV series to gather international attention since….. ever? There are posters for it all over Polish cities.
    A little heist goes a long way with me so we’ll see how it goes…. I’m wondering how much its popularity is related to things like austerity and the unpopularity of the awful Euro…


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