If there’s one thing Netflix excels at, it’s Spanish thrillers. This suffocating genre is one of the country’s major specialties, and the platform has been elevating it for years through directors like David and Álex Pastor or Oriol Paulo. Now, another Catalan director has joined this trend with a movie that has captivated the entire world: Albert Pintó.
The director of Killing God and 32 Malasana Street has just released Nowhere, a film starring the acclaimed Anna Castillo that has become one of the most suffocating in memory. And, as was seen coming thanks to the Netflix label, it has managed to succeed in a big way: reaching number 1 on the streaming service in almost 60 countries.
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“Nowhere” is set in a near-future dystopian world and tells the story of Mia (Anna Castillo), a pregnant woman who flees her totalitarian country hidden in a shipping container. In order to escape, she must separate from her husband (Tamar Novas) and survive a violent storm that throws her into the sea, leaving her completely alone. In the utmost solitude and adrift in the middle of the ocean, Mia must survive to save her future daughter and reunite with her husband.
In the style of “Buried,” Rodrigo Cortés’ film that reached great heights in 2010, “Nowhere” presents an incredibly suffocating and intricate story. It signifies the consolidation of Albert Pintó as a great director, Anna Castillo as an incredible actress, and Netflix as the home of this genre in Spain.
There’s no doubt that “Nowhere” will continue to grow. After already succeeding in sixty countries, it has yet to reach many others where the story will undoubtedly be well received. Undoubtedly, we are experiencing an exceptional moment for Spanish audiovisual content.