Summer selections in theaters have been puny at best; in desperation and fighting film withdrawal I have turned to Netflix for satisfaction. Director/writer Oriol Paulo’s (“The Body”) “The Invisible Guest” is stunning, riveting in gifting viewers another prescient take on the “Rashomon Effect”; identical scenario told from different perspectives.
Brilliantly written and acted, there is a slick, balanced compilation between illicit love, ambition, murder, revenge (served frigidly). This thriller is worthy of the big screen.
Mario Casas, “Adrian” is stellar as a ruined, egotistical businessman, facing a trial in the assassination of his girlfriend, “Laura” (complex and insightful depiction by Barbara Lennie); blazing is the performance of Ana Wagener as Adrian’s defense lawyer, “Virginia Goodman”. Tightly wrought tension keeps the viewer mesmerized and marvelously manipulated as the unexpected reigns; subtleties are cunningly infused, switching loyalties as the scenario evolves, resulting in a conclusion that will take the most intuitive audience by surprise.
This titillating concoction left me breathless with admiration.
Saw this last night. Wow!! Thought I had all the twists and turns figured out, but never imagined the unexpected ending.
LOVE THE UNEXPECTED! THANKS, P.
Excellent thriller on Netflix. Well acted, many plot twists and will keep you guessing all the way to the end. Your review says it all. Thanks for the recommendation.
I WILL KEEP SEARCHING FILMS ON NETFLIX! THANK YOU, P.