The Untamed

The Untamed

The Untamed

Domestic drama with a sci-fi twist that won Spanish director Amat Escalante (Heli) the Silver Lion for Best Directing at Venice, 2016.

"Alejandra (Ruth Ramos) and Ángel (Jesús Meza) live with their young sons in Guanajuato, Mexico. Theirs is a tense relationship, with the overly macho Ángel exerting physical and psychological control over his family as he attempts to hide the affair he's having with Fabián (Eden Villavicencio), Alejandra's brother. Their grim status quo undergoes a world of change when the couple meets a loner named Verónica (Simone Bucio). She takes them to a cabin in the woods and shows them her secret - something that is a source of pleasure as well as a force of destruction. Clearly, nothing will ever be the same again." (Toronto International Film Festival)

Winner of the Silver Lion for Best Director, 2016 Venice Film Festival
2016Rating: R18+, High impact sex98 minsMexico, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, SwitzerlandSpanish with English subtitles
DramaScience FictionThrillerWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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Never quite exceeds the sum of its intriguingly opposed parts.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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This is a fascinating and outrageous next step for Escalante, with a strong central concept and some oozily plausible special effects.

3.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Doesn’t seem to go anywhere special. But connoisseurs of oddness may cherish it.

3.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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Even if The Untamed comes perilously close to sabotaging itself at times, this generic tightrope walk is a ferociously individual, highly intelligent piece.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Escalante struggles to illuminate how sex and violence are connected...

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Variety

Variety

press

Never quite exceeds the sum of its intriguingly opposed parts.

0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

This is a fascinating and outrageous next step for Escalante, with a strong central concept and some oozily plausible special effects.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Doesn’t seem to go anywhere special. But connoisseurs of oddness may cherish it.

3.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Even if The Untamed comes perilously close to sabotaging itself at times, this generic tightrope walk is a ferociously individual, highly intelligent piece.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Escalante struggles to illuminate how sex and violence are connected...

0

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