I can understand why this brought Alejandro Amenabar to a fruitful career, but I really just thought this was a serviceable, brainless thriller. The one thing that irked me most is that Angela is simply one of the dumbest horror protagonists I've ever seen. She is vacant, unresourceful and a God-awful liar. For one, she NEVER calls the police, despite being embroiled in a steadily worsening snuff film situation; she has no compelling reason not to do so.
When confronted by people who are suspicious of her snooping around, she stutters and says "no" a lot, or just repeats what they're saying to her. She has about two good ideas through the entire course of the film and it's kind of amazing that she even pulls these off.
We are led to believe that Angela is an intelligent girl, but she shows us almost none of this, making one awful decision after the other. Angela's indiscretions serve to highlight some flaws in the plot - again, why does no one call the police?
Why are the killers keeping their video tapes in the basement of the school, and how come so many people have access to this basement when security is presumably patrolling it? And ultimately, what compels Angela to try and solve this case herself? All we know is that she has a cursory interest in though supposed disdain for violence, but that offers no real reason for her not to get anyone else involved. This is a technically strong film with a decent message, though "obsession with violence in the media" is really old-hat by now.
It's a far better delivery of the theme than Funny Games, I have to say it, and I'm sure it hit harder back in I guess this aged in a way that Se7en did; sensational pictures rarely seem to last very long. Tesis is an excellent thriller about the powerful fascination that surrounds violence and death. Angela is a visual communications student who begins to make her thesis about violence in cinema.
From then on, she encounters, face to face, the rawest expression of her subject of research, closer to her than she can imagine. The suspense in Tesis is perfectly built. Alejandro Amenabar puts everyone against Angela and makes us try to guess who is really who he says he is. The best part is that it doesn't leave things resolved. Even after all the twists and shocks, there is something "in the air" to think about as the credits roll. When a film can entertain, frighten, and challenge you, imho, it's a good film.
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Is it morally correct to show violence in movies? If so, is there a limit to what we should show? She is a young student at a film school in Madrid.
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Snuff films don't have any production values and exist purely to please their audience on an aesthetic level - and the snuff industry in this film is in a boom period! The idea of violence and why we find it is fascinating has made the base for many films, and it serves this one excellently too.
Tesis (Thesis) is a Spanish thriller film. It is the feature debut of director Alejandro Amenábar and was written by Amenabar and Mateo Gil. The film was made while he was studying at Universidad Complutense in Madrid  The film won seven Goya Awards including the award for Best Film, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director.
Apr 12, · Directed by Alejandro Amenábar. With Ana Torrent, Fele Martínez, Eduardo Noriega, Xabier Elorriaga. While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty /10(K).
The film will debut on December 7, when all five of this year’s MFA thesis films will screen for faculty and friends at Boston University’s Tsai Performance Center. The other . In this suspenseful Spanish thriller, a film student's curiosity over an accidentally discovered "snuff film" places her in mortal danger. Madrid film student Angela's ordeal begins when she decides to write her thesis about violence in film%.
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