Monday, March 7, 2016

The Corpse of Anna Fritz
Releases on on March 8th 2016
1 hr 16 mins
Not Rated
Language: Spanish (English Subtitles)


Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens
Writers: Hèctor Hernández Vicens and Isaac P. Creus

Alba Ribas as Anna Fritz
Bernat Saumell as Javi
Cristian Valencia as Ivan
Albert Carbó as Pau
Nico Avila as the doctor

Review by Stephen M.

The Corpse of Anne Fritz is an interesting look into the uncharacteristic darker side of human nature when we think that no one is looking.  Three friends and one seemingly dead beautiful celebrity in a mogue together sounds like a great premise for a horror film.  And in some viewpoints it is, but the film is actually a riveting drama with good performances by the Spaniard cast.

While the film may draw comparisons to the American horror film Deadgirl from 2008, Director Hèctor Hernández Vicens does enough to make this film his own.  Aside from a seemingly dead woman sexually assaulted and held against her will, the similarities end right there.  The movie flows well keeping your attention for the full 76 mins even when some scenes are somewhat predictable.  

Overall, I would recommend that you watch the film if you have a chance.  There are strong adult situations including nudity and sex so it may be not be suitable for teens and below.  If you like films like Ex Machina or Gone Girl than you may enjoy this film.  Alba Ribas who has a role in the indie film Diary of a Nymphomaniac (2008) is great as Anna and I hope to see her on some projects on this side of the hemisphere.  The film will be available exclusively through beginning tomorrow.

Rating: 3 Stars out of 5 Stars

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