So, here's to a "thriller" Netflix movie watching session! Remember, the truth lies between the details.
Not sure what to watch on Netflix when you have several movies to choose from? If thrillers excite you, here’s a Netflix movie that you shouldn’t skip. Just one thing may hold you back – it’s neither in English nor in Hindi. The film is Spanish and titled ‘The Invisible Guest.” It’s not going to be tough to understand because of the clear sub-titles that make it easy to follow what’s happening.
‘Appearances can be deceptive’ underlies the gripping narrative of the Spanish thriller “The Invisible Guest”, that has inspired Bollywood to come up with it’s take in the recently released film, ‘Badla’ starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu.
Coming back to Oriol Paulo’s Spanish movie starring Mario Casas, Ana Wagener, Jose Coronado and Barbara Lennie, here’s how the narrative plays out.
A successful businessman finds himself in a messy situation where he is framed for the murder of his lover and he wants to prove himself innocent before the jury. The conversation he shares with Virginia Goodman, the best lawyer who can bail him out, is what sets the pace of the film.
The conversation between a lawyer and a man accused of murder is unlike anything you may have seen on-screen earlier. You witness a battle of wit and sensibility along with a broad spectrum of emotions ranging from doubt, cynicism, suspicion to confirmation and acknowledgement of reality.
Every tiny detail is probed till it is laid bare before you, stripped to reveal the crux. Every dialogue comes with baggage that requires the narrative to go back and forth from each person’s perspective.
The suspense builds up, reaches a crescendo that keeps you hooked till the last scene and then you realise what had been obvious right from the start but you got so caught up in the micro detailing that you missed the most obvious truth.
So, here’s to a “thriller” Netflix movie watching session! Remember, the truth lies between the details.