Not too carefully planned robbery of a pawnshop in the center of Madrid almost falls to pieces – pair of accomplices are seized, one is shot by police, and only two manage to run by the grasped taxi with a bag of gold wedding rings. To disappear in France, to the young goof Tony, the dissolved organizer of a robbery Jose who has taken on business of the son school student, and adjoined by the gang remains the taxi driver needs to pass by Sugarramurdi’s damned small village where, on hearings, gather for a sabbath of the witch. However imperceptibly it is impossible to slip, after all sorcerers yearned on men …
In the picture section "Genre" «Witches from Sugarramurdi» are specified the comedy, horrors, the drama. To mix cocktail from similar components and thus to remain standing everyone will risk not, but by experience of the previous works of director Alex De La Iglesia it was necessary to give it chance at least. The benefit, it used it quite successfully – "Witches" at least are amusing.
The advertizing campaign of the film hinted that the picture on spirit will be close to Quentin Tarantino’s criminal tapes, but PR managers slightly missed, because "Witches" are not than other, as free transposition on the Spanish motive «From a decline till a dawn» Robert Rodriguez. Judge – pair of criminals, running from police, it appears in a place where rules ball the dirty. Distinctions only in details, and these details, perhaps, the most interesting in the Spanish picture.
By Sugarramurdi – a real-life small village in Spain where inquisition judged for sorcery of 40 women, 12 from which were burned on a fire
The first, than "Witches" backhand beat, is an unusual humour to which it is difficult to get used. Hot southern guys that is thin троллят to the right and on the left, "kick" mass culture, suddenly roll down in pure "petrosyanstvo" and low-grade sortirny humour. This focus, on the one hand, covers the widest audience, but in a counterbalance to it leaves the viewer in an uncomfortable position – the humour in any way does not wish to become «». However, if you did not manage to grope yet sense of humour of authors, you have a possibility to estimate scope an action scenes. If founders of a picture are closer to the ending as if ceased to try, having preferred unintelligible tricks of level of the 70th, the opening scene with a robbery and a pursuit looks very adequately, and by scope and an ingenuity can quite be compared to the Hollywood analogs.
In Spain the picture debuted in hire on the first place following the results of the first weekend, having bypassed «Two trunks», and on the second week conceded only to "Gravitation"
But all this visual tinsel – at the heart of the film lie deep, philosophical, we will not be afraid this word, reflection. How to get on to the man and the woman? From where there is a love and where it disappears? How to cope with itself at the moment of the conflict to darlings? All heroes in a picture the love forces to move – someone too long suffered in unsuccessful marriage and now rushes on a current, someone is conducted by love for God (more precisely, – witches worship to the goddess to Great Mother), Jose loves the eight-year son whom sees too seldom, and Tony likes to be the focus of attention, though not too suits for this purpose (yes, girls spectators should reconcile – Mario Kasas in a picture acts in an unusual role for itself «the rural little fool»).