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Tiempo sin aire (2015)

R | | Drama | 30 April 2015 (Spain)
María, a nurse whose daughter was killed by three militiamen, travels from Colombia to Spain with her younger son in order to take revenge from one of the killers, a man called Iván. She ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Juana Acosta ... María
Toni Acosta ... Silvia
Kiko Castro Kiko Castro ... Comprador
Lucía de la Fuente Lucía de la Fuente ... Patricia (as Lucía González)
Emilio González Emilio González ... Camarero Bar Playa
Carmelo Gómez ... Gonzalo
Félix Gómez ... Iván
Pablo Martín Pablo Martín ... Sanabria
Juan Pablo Shuk ... Ferrer
Adriana Ugarte ... Vero


María, a nurse whose daughter was killed by three militiamen, travels from Colombia to Spain with her younger son in order to take revenge from one of the killers, a man called Iván. She also meets Gonzalo, a school psychologist, who will unexpectedly help her through her obsessive research. Meanwhile, Iván and his girlfriend's life is just about to change forever. Written by Jone Casado

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Release Date:

30 April 2015 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Lélekszakadva See more »

Filming Locations:

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain


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Sadly, Juana Acosta suffered in real life similar circumstances to the one her character goes trough. Her father was killed when she was 16 and her brother, sister-in-law and their kid were kidnapped, and let go after a while. See more »

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Thoughtful and provoking film about a traumatized mother who seeks revenge , including strong performances , dramatic events and violence
2 May 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

A drama/thriller filled with gritty intrigue , crisply edition , tension , suspenseful and emotion . It is a story of interwoven lives structured in two parts , Colombia and Spain , crossed by a web of suspense that is resolved in the last story in a surprising finale . Maria (Juana Acosta) , a Colombian nurse , travels to the Spanish Canary Islands , Tenerife , accompanied by her traumatic youngest child to get vengeance when her family was wiped out by attackers and to find one of the murderers . She seeks vendetta about some criminals holding the family hostage in its own home . The unforgiving Maria keeps his life stricken with a photo that she found in the ruined home , showing a couple of young people , stamps with a destination : Tenerife , an inscription and a name : Ivan . Maria , joins forces a psychologist called Gonzalo (Carmelo Gómez) , a loner ex-drunk with some traumas , and while he falls in love for her . Both of them joining tracks and stalking the streets of Tenerife to find the killer . Meanwhile , in a little corner of the island , Ivan (Felix Gómez) , an ex-mercenary , and his sweetheart Vero (Adriana Ugarte) , are unaware that their existences are about to change forever .

This brooding picture contains intense drama , thriller , shocks , suspense , grisly killings , expanded violence , plot twists and numerous exciting as well as strong scenes . This an interesting historical story with a motley group of upsetting roles plenty of lights and shades ; and about the Colombian Civil War , a passionate retelling and a touching warlike drama . ¨Tiempo sin Aire¨ talks about women and ¨War Victims¨ and their eerie consequences : violence , rape and deaths . As the emigrated countryside people suffer a complex situation , they are harassed by both , the Guerrilla and para-military soldiers . The movie relies heavily on the incessant and obsessive search for the stubborn mother , driven violence after his daughter is killed , searching a relentless revenge and taking the law on his own hands . The public were clearly on the Maria's side despite the morality may be questionable but the vengeance can be deemed excessive . A variable and certainly stirring screenplay is heftily completed by skillful developing , some nice dramatic narration and explicit violence . Very good acting by the Colombian Juana Acosta as tough , obsessed mother who lost her daughter at the hands of three militiamen and attempts to retaliate against the rapist . Juana suffered in real life similar circumstances to the one her character goes trough , as some relatives were abducted and killed . Magnificent Carmelo Gómez as Gonzalo , a school psychologist whose humdrum life changes dramatically when meets the mysterious Maria . Remaining support cast is top-notch such as Felix Gómez and the beautiful Adriana Ugarte .

The motion picture was professionally produced by Gerardo Herrero and financed by TVE. Gerardo is a famous producer as well as filmmaker . He was President of the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (1994-1994) . Great producer of big hits , being especially known for The Secret of your ears (2009) , Sin Retorno (2010) , Balada Triste de Trompeta (2010) , Crimenes De Oxford (2008) and El Hijo De La Novia (2001) . He also directed some good films such as ¨Silencio En Nieve¨ , ¨Corredor Nocturno¨ , ¨Principio Arquímedes¨ , ¨Crimen Galindez¨ , ¨Frontera Sur¨, ¨Territorio Comanche¨ , ¨Desvio a Paraíso¨ , ¨Al Acecho¨ and ¨Heroína¨ . It displays a colorful and evocative cinematography by Juán Carlos Gómez , an expert cameraman who has photographed successes as Azuloscurocasinegro , El Bola , La Gran Familia Española , Gordos , Agallas , among others . Although is well set in Colombia , it was actually filmed in North Tenerife , Canary Islands , where is well shown the vegetation , buildings and lush woods in similar locations to the South American country . Furthermore , it contains a sensitive and touching musical score by Xavier Font . Directors and screenwriters Andrés Luque and Samuel Martin struck a correct balance of pace and sensitivity in the absorbing tale of a young woman who becomes a fanatic revenger . This is their second film , being the first ¨Agallas¨. ¨Tiempo Sin Aire¨ was presented in Málaga Film Festival with big success and it was Nominated Goya Best Special Effects : Curro Muñoz and Reyes Abades

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