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Directed by Nacho Vigalondo
Starring Karra Elejalde, Candela Fernandez, Barbara Goenaga, Nacho Vigalondo, Juan Inciarte
Karbo Vantas Entertainment
Originally Released: September 20, 2007
Time travel movies have a soft spot for me. Iâ€™ve always loved Sci-Fi in general, but I think that crazy Doctor in the big blue box rubbed the concept of time travel into my cerebral cortex so deep that I am attracted to many films that focus on the topic. Timecrimes is not just a time travel movie, but a damn good one that zones in on the concept of time loops, and how things connect.
What follows is a convoluted tale focusing on time loops and choices, examining the differences and possibilities between fate and no fate; and cause and effect. There are a tremendous amount of clues along the way â€“ some of which you wonâ€™t even perceive as clues; as well as moments in the shots that happen in which youâ€™ll find yourself wanting to watch the movie again to catch all of these tips and teases.
On the technical side, the filming of Timecrimes is fairly basic and straightforward; deliberately so as to not distract from the plots and the clues therein. There is almost a grainy filmic quality to the movie, evoking something a little timeless (pardon the pun), set fairly outside a firm time period, though it graces a touch of classic, older films from the Seventies and Eighties.
There is a metric shit-ton of symbolism in Timecrimes, though Iâ€™m uncertain I caught all of it. On the surface of the subtext is a focus on moral choices and ethical actions (or rather inactions), though there are some deeper elements hidden within as well. Iâ€™d rather not explore too much of this information in this review, simply because the story is so convoluted, it would be spoiler-ish for me to elaborate further.
Timecrimes is a kick-ass movie, which is most definitely a must-see experience. This is a gem of a film, go and watch this one as soon as you can!