Lourdes (Martha Milans) works at the New York restaurant in a position "submit-bring". All around address with it as with dirt, and Lourdes it suffers – it arrived from the poor country and she needs to earn the decent sum on operation for the dying son. But time goes, and money is not saved, so Lourdes it is necessary to go on desperate measures.
The film begins with that the police finds Lourdes’s corpse. Round it the trifle, near a hand – the photo of the son is scattered. To give out a history outcome in the first shots – a courageous course which, it is necessary to pay tribute to authors, the plot does not spoil, but at the same time anything to it and does not add. To what everything goes, it becomes clear quickly enough, however "Absorbed" – not simply a horror, and attempt to talk receptions of terrible films about something bigger.
In this sense it would be desirable to put a tape near with «A black swan», films even are constructed more or less equally. The first hour we simply plunge into life of the main character, from time to time shuddering in scenes of nightmares – Lourdes is watched by strange figures with evil eyes, and in a dream to it her son with the warped person is. Lourdes cries and calls home where asks mother to call up the boy to phone. The explanation to all this surely will be, but to call it unexpected or unpredictable would be search – as already was told above, the key to a solution lies more or less on a surface.
But "Absorbed" it is possible to perceive and in a different way – not as the predictable horror film, and as a peculiar allegory on the relations of the USA with immigrants. Lourdes is suppressed openly by the chief, at it look with contempt of the cook, and rich clients of restaurant see in it only exotic sex toy which can use for the sum on which they have usually supper. The opening film a shot in which Lourdes is shown lying in an environment of copper coins and with the photo of the son, gradually gets additional measurement. If to watch the film from this point of view, «the terrible parable» which, however, lacks a subtlety appears rather distinct and effective: authors exaggerated something not to destroy an appearing picture of the world.