On this episode of the Destroy the Brain podcast we visit a little known film from director Alejandro Amenábar called Tesis (Thesis). Amenábar has previously directed films like The Others and Open Your Eyes (which was later remade into Vanilla Sky). This film was recommended to us by El Goro (Ian) from the Talk Without Rhythm podcast.
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Tesis Discussion (29:12)
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Spanish Language with Optional English Subtitles.
The winner of 6 Goya Awards – including Best Picture – TESIS is an American-style thriller from Spain’s director sensation Alejandro Amenabar (The Others, Open Your Eyes). Angela (Ana Torrent: Spirit of the Beehive, Cria), is a university student writing her thesis about violence in the media. During her research, she comes across a shocking ”snuff” film (a film where a murder is actually committed for the camera) that has apparently been shot on the campus. Investigating further, she uncovers clues that the university s administrators may be involved in an unexplained series of student disappearances, leading her to the ultimate terrifying revelation: she might be the next victim. TESIS has been acclaimed by critics around the world as a superbly constructed thriller that generates considerable suspense and thrills from beginning to end. The DVD features a new digitally-remastered widescreen picture along with a ”making of” featurette, deleted scenes, and more.