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Amongst the films opening this week at cinemas in Barcelona are the following movies:
Asesinos de Élite (Killer Elite) - Jason Statham takes on his customary hardman role intent on defeating the bad guys in this adrenaline-filled thriller, which co-stars Robert de Niro and Clive Owen. Based on a true story and inspired by the novel The Feather Men (1991) by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Killer Elite is a dangerous game of cat and mouse, where Danny (Jason Statham), an ex special-operative agent and his mentor (Robert de Niro) are pitted against the manipulative, cunning figure of Spike (Clive Owen), leader of a secret military organisation, and only one side can be left standing. Impressive stunts and a clever plot full of twists and turns makes this blockbuster a must-see film for all action-lovers.
La Saga Crepúsculo: Amanecer. Parte 1 (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Part 1) - Based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer, Bill Condon presents his fourth installation of the 'Twilight' phenomenon.This latest feature deals with the marriage of Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) but when Bella discovers that she is pregnant and that the baby is clearly half-vampire, her life is put in danger. The view of human-vampire procreation is not approved by the werewolves and it appears that Bella must defy the odds in order for her and her child to survive. Not the greatest chapter of this fantasy thriller but a tense, imaginative sequel nonetheless. (Showing at Yelmo Cines Icaria 3D in English with Castilian subtitles).
Un dios salvaje (Carnage) - Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster and Christoph Waltz star in this comedy-drama set-up that tells the story of two sets of parents who decide to have a healthy confrontation when their sons are involved in a scuffle at school. However, tempers start to flare and the parents show their true feelings towards each other in this humorous engagement of loathing and contempt. Charming masterpiece from Roman Polanski. (Showing at Renoir Floridablanca and Yelmo Cines Icaria 3D in English with Castilian subtitles).
Medianeras - This Spanish drama captures the lives of Mariana and Martin, two lonely people living in the heart of Buenos Aires. Despite living opposite each other and regularly crossing paths, they have never met face-to-face. They may well find that their separation in fact brings them together; how does true love exist if you don't know where the other person is?