FilmMovie ReviewsShort FilmDUST Short Film Review – La Promesa (The Promise) (2011)

JulieGSeptember 18, 20207 min

IMDb Rating: 5.3/10

11min | Short, Drama | Short


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Director: Erwin Jaquez

Writer: Erwin Jaquez

Stars: Tatiana de León, Pablo Scola, Margarita Wynne

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IMDb summary: Are robots really different from us if they learn our ways?

There’s very little to go on for this short film, the description tells us nothing at all and the first minute of the film is literally a camera focusing on a pretty girl in her underwear. Kinda boring and just plain odd.

Once you get past the first minute or two, you still cannot figure who this girl is or why she’s just laying around doing nothing at all.

When the man enters the room and begins to examine her quite intrusively, you start thinking about what this film could be about. It’s a little frustrating when you’re sitting there spending the majority of your time trying to figure out what the hell is going on.

Then, out of nowhere, the girl becomes ultra-violent with the man for no apparent reason. Just before that however, the man is asking the girl questions that make you think that he is some kind of doctor.

When the attack comes it seems completely unwarranted because we have no idea of knowing why she is attacking.

This is easily one of the least entertaining short films I’ve seen in some time and I don’t even know what the point was? We still don’t even know what “the promise” was.


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