Alex Brendemühl, Margalida Grimalt, Rafel Ramis, Heinz Hoenig, Maria Lanau, Aina de cos, Manuel Barceló, Holger Petzold, Carme Feliu
Identity is everything in this stylish Spanish thriller.
Hans (Alex Brendemühl, also co-screenwriter) arrives in Majorca to work as a labourer for a rich German businessman. He soon discovers that he is taking over from another Hans, who has recently vanished. The previous Hans left all his belongings and considerable bad feeling behind - and the community now seems oddly unwilling to welcome his replacement and namesake. Or could it be that one name, and one identity, is quite interchangeable with another? Set in a cold, barren town that looks nothing like the typical picture-postcard Majorcan resort, this tense, highly original whodunnit centres upon a mesmerizing performance by Brendemuhl, who was last in Edinburgh with Jaime Rosales's The Hours of the Day in 2003. NK
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