06 Dec Perfectos Desconocidos Premieres (Álex de la Iglesia)
On December 1st, the most recent film by Álex de la Iglesia: Perfectos Desconocidos, opened in theaters starring Juana Acosta.
After receiving practically unanimous recognition from critics before it opened in theaters, Perfectos Desconocidos successfully pulled out ahead in cinemas. Besides being the highest grossing Spanish film and the most seen film in its first week, it has beaten the premieres of the American films Wonder and Daddy’s Home 2 and is number two in the list of all films which are presently in theaters, only slightly behind the super-production by Pixar, Coco.
The plot begins on a day when a strange restlessness comes over the city because of the Lunar Eclipse. Its powerful influence affects the protagonists, a group of friends who get together for dinner. Everything happens with relative normality until, all of a sudden, an idea is suggested. Why not do something different? What would happen if they left their cell phones on the table, in front of everyone? Calls, SMS messages, Whatsapps, Instagram and Facebook notification… their entire lives shared with each other without restrictions. An innocent game or a dangerous proposal? Can the group put up with so much honesty and openness, even if it is for only one night?