The Road (La Carretera)

Original title: The Road
Year: 2009
Director: John Hillcot
Screenplay: Joe Penhall based on the Pulitzer Price winning novel by Cormac McCarthy.
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Kenneth Williams, Garret Dillahunt, Molly Parker

The world is in ruins after some apocalyptic event. A father (Viggo Mortensen) and his son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) are walking towards the coast in an attempt to head south to escape the increasingly cold, endless winter. Along the way they have to avoid gangs forced into cannibalism.

The Road (La Carrtera) was released in Spain on February 5, 2010. Begoña and I went yesterday to see this film based on a meditation of what is the worst that can happen to human kind, to any of us. I have not read the book yet but from the references I have apparently the film follows the novel very closely. However, even if the film is technically perfect (great job of Javier Aguirreserobe), I found it extremely cold and distant and, therefore, it is not able to transmit any emotions in my opinion.

My Rating: 6/10.

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