Although the film’s English title will be ‘The Crack’, the literal translation of its original Columbian title is ‘The Silver Lining’, which captures the subject and storyline much better. On the surface, ‘El Resquicio’ appears to be a pure horror film, but it goes deeper than that – deep into sordid family chaos. Read on and watch the first official trailer.
A family embarks on a journey for a weekend at a remote cabin to reconnect and revitalize the family union they lost after a tragic death. But this trip soon becomes a collective hell, where everyone is overpowered by their inner monster. The nephew is in love with his aunt, the mother can not forget her daughter and pretends nothing ever happened, and the ten year old twins are convinced the forrest in which the cabin stands is haunted… What was planned as a peaceful weekend goes horribly wrong.
With a look and feel of an indie film, ‘El Resquicio’ is an alternative psychological horror movie with almost a fairytale feel to it, a gory one, at that, with people using pig heads as masks, children wandering in enchanted forests, teenage nephews obsessed with raping the sister of her mother, madness and more madness. Looking at the trailer, it seems that Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar and American filmmaker David Lynch provided some of the inspiration for the style.
‘El Resquicio’ was filmed in the Sabana region of Bogotá at the end of last year with Gustavo Biazzi, a multi-award winning director of photography, in charge. One of the leading roles is played by the young upcoming actor Alan Daicz, another lead is Fiona Horsey who got her start with the English film ‘Series B’ and went on to starr in the 2006 UK production ‘Twisted Sister’.
This suspense thriller is the feature debut of Colombian director Alfonso Acosta and produced by a small Colombian production company in co-production with Rizoma Films of Argentina. Theatrical release in Colombia is anticipated for Halloween this year with releases in other countries to follow. National press in Colombia has hailed the film as very promising and a welcome departure from the usual “commercial cinema looking for silly laughter and absurd humor.”
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Release Date: October 2012
Director: Alfonso Acosta
Author: Alfonso Acosta