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The Hidden Face (2011)

La cara oculta (original title)
Shattered by the unexpected news of their irreversible break-up, an aspiring orchestra conductor is puzzled by his girlfriend's mysterious and seemingly inexplicable case of disappearance. But, can he look beyond the facts?

Director:

Andrés Baiz (as Andi Baiz)

Writers:

Andrés Baiz (screenplay), Arturo Infante (story) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Quim Gutiérrez ... Adrián
Martina García ... Fabiana
María Soledad Rodríguez María Soledad Rodríguez ... Mesera
Jose Luis Garcia Jose Luis Garcia ... Novio Pelea (as José Luis García)
Marcela Mar ... Veronica
Humberto Dorado Humberto Dorado ... Tito
Julio Pachón Julio Pachón ... Buitrago
Juan Alfonso Baptista Juan Alfonso Baptista ... Ramírez (as Juan A. Baptista)
Marcela Benjumea Marcela Benjumea ... Forense (as Marcela Bejumea)
Clara Lago ... Belén
Alexandra Stewart ... Emma
Mozad Mozad ... Perro 'Hans'
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manuel Antonio Gómez Manuel Antonio Gómez ... Sacerdote
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Storyline

Adrián, a talented orchestra conductor, receives a video message from his beloved Belén, telling him with tears in her eyes that she is leaving him, and that she cannot carry on with him anymore. Shattered by the unexpected news of their irreversible break-up and puzzled by Belén's inexplicable decision, Adrián gets help from the local police to solve this mysterious case of disappearance; however, as there is still no news of Belén, a new woman will appear in his life. In the end, with no progress at all in Belén's baffling case, who would think to look beyond the facts, as truth often lies hidden in the most unusual of places? Written by Nick Riganas

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Hay puertas que nunca deberían abrirse. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This film was remade in India as 'Murder 3' in 2013. See more »

Goofs

(00:57:46) The Swastika symbol on the Nazi uniform arm ribbon in the closet is inverted. See more »

Quotes

Fabiana: Are you jealous?
Ramírez: You finally got what you wanted, a guy with money. Better than a cop with a shitty salary.
Fabiana: You may be right.
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Connections

Remade as Oteki Taraf (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto No 2, Op. 18 en Do Menor, 3rd Movement
Written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Performed by Sergei Sichkov and Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá, conducted by Ricardo Jaramillo
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Exciting thriller plenty of emotion , suspense , intrigue and plot twists
18 August 2012 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

A Spanish orchestra conductor named Adrián (Quim Gutiérrez) receives a video message from his sweetheart Belén (Clara Lago), in which she breaks up with him , after that , she is suddenly disappeared . Then the orchestra conductor has to deal with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend and he is main suspect . Her sudden disappearance leaves Adrián dejected , confused but keen to move on, as he swiftly becomes romantically involved with barmaid Fabiana (Martina García). The pair fall madly in love as Fabiana moves in with her new lover. However her opening few days at her new residence are tainted by a paranoia that she is being haunted , following a string of mystifying incidents taking place in the bathroom and bedroom . Fabiana, begins to spend time in the house alone she starts hearing noises and experiencing odd events. Could Belén be reaching out from beyond the grave for vengeance? Or is there something even more sinister at play ? It does have mysterious happenings in a big , spooky house along with pain, suffering of one or two scorned women.

This is an intriguing and suspenseful Colombian/Spanish co-production full of thrills , chills and twists and turns . ¨La Cara Oculta¨or ¨The Hidden Face¨ is a compelling tale of intersecting narratives, in a feature that could quite easily be released as two separate film . Despite being somewhat of a cinematic cliché, rarely has a feature been so aptly deserving of its description as a film of two halves . Acceptable performance by protagonist trio as Quim Gutierrez as wealthy , voguish orchestra conductor engaged to a Spanish girlfriend well acted by Clara Lago , whose sudden disappearance leaves Adrián stressed , saddened , leaving him the number one suspect in the eyes of the police , but he takes up with another woman shortly thereafter, , as he spontaneously becomes passionately involved with barmaid Fabiana finely played by the gorgeous Colombian actress Martina García . Furthermore , a special appearance of veteran and experienced actress Alexandra Stewart as a landlady . Thrilling and mysterious musical score by Federico Jusid . Glamorous and luxurious cinematography by Josep M. Civit . The motion picture was compellingly directed by Andrez Baiz in his second film , the first was ¨Satanas¨in which also worked Martina Garcia . Rating : Notable , above average , worthwhile watching .


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Country:

Colombia | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 September 2011 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bogotá, Colombia

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Budget:

$2,600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,318,409
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2.35 : 1
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