Bullet in the Head / Tiro en la cabeza Series: 46th New York Film Festival [Sept. 26 – Oct. 12, 2008] Director: Jaime Rosales, Country: Spain/France, Release: 2008, Runtime: 85
Someone is watching – all the time - as a middle-aged Spanish man buys a newspaper, meets another man in a cafe, attends a dinner party, has sex with a woman, listens to music in a CD shop, makes a payphone call.
Like the unseen voyeur of Catalan director Jaime Rosales’s claustrophobically intense, avant-garde thriller, we too see and hear everything from a distance, forced to assemble the movie’s disparate narrative pieces for ourselves as we go along, like detectives on the trail of a dangerous conspiracy. Who is this man and who are his associates? And what are they plotting?
A mystery movie in the purest sense, the remarkable Bullet in the Head will keep you pinned to the edge of your seat from its beguiling opening frames all the way to its startling conclusion.
b. 1970, Barcelona, Spain
2007 Solitary Fragments
2003 The Hours of the Day
1999 The Fish Bowl