Coming off his marvelous debut with horror-tinged Timecrimes, Nacho Vigalondo here moves on to the alien invasion movie. Julio and Julia wake up next to each other; they’ve clearly had a tryst, but neither remembers much about it. To make matters worse, the Madrid skyline is dotted with alien spaceships, while Julia’s awkward neighbor, Angel, is acting more weirdly than ever. Once again, Vigalondo moves to the heart of the genre he’s manipulating, exploring the transformation of the external threat to the danger lurking within each of his characters.
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