Disasters at sea have offered audiences with lurid thrills for tons of of years, if not 1000’s. “Nowhere,” the newest addition to the seafaring survivalist custom, received’t be remembered for lengthy.
The movie’s protagonist is Mía (Anna Castillo), a pregnant refugee fleeing totalitarian violence alongside her lover, Nico (Tamar Novas). A radio broadcast means that they’re escaping a war-torn Spain. However the movie proves bored with exploring this dystopia, as a substitute settling into generic survivalist sensationalism.
Mía and Nico begin their journey collectively together with dozens of different migrants, however the brokers of their passage pressure the migrants to separate. Nico and Mía are cut up up. Mía’s struggles intensify as authorities forces cease the vacationers: She hides amid cargo as law enforcement officials homicide these round her, principally ladies and youngsters. Her container is hosed clear of blood, and packed onto a ship.
Mía is alone. Her solitude turns into absolute when a storm knocks her container into the ocean. Bullet holes and doubtful physics stop the container from filling with water fully, and Mía is left to float at sea, answerable for her survival and the survival of her soon-to-be-born little one.
As directed by Albert Pintó, “Nowhere” is a spectacle of fortune and catastrophe, good luck and dangerous breaks. There are some small improvements that strike intelligent notes — Mía manages to construct flotation contraptions from Tupperware and make skylights utilizing energy drills. Nevertheless it’s laborious to care about Mía’s efforts to outlive when coincidence drives the plot, and the manufacturing seems and feels low-cost. There’s only one set, a couple of props and an admirably dedicated efficiency from a waterlogged Castillo, who retains this flimsy vessel afloat.
Not rated. In Spanish, with subtitles. Working time: 1 hour 49 minutes. Watch on Netflix.