Carlos is one of the most prestigious tailors in Granada, Spain. Meticulous in approach, he studies every detail in creating suits for his wealthy clientele, taking his profession very seriously. Carlos has a dark secret, he's a cannibal, routinely carrying out murders in the shadows with the same precision and detail he puts into his tailor work. When Nina, a beautiful young woman from Romania, comes looking for her missing twin sister, she awakens a side of Carlos he is unfamiliar with, a side of compassion and love. Manuel Martin Cuenca's Cannibal is one of the most unique love stories out there, an impressive film that manages to create empathy for a man who deserves none. Carlos is a monstrous man who shows no guilt or remorse for the people he has killed and through meeting Nina, a kind and woman of pure innocence, he begins to have feelings he struggles to comprehend. Carlos isn't a man the audience ends up rooting for, but understands, feeling empathy for a man whose never had any real emotional relationship, keeping himself isolated from the world around him. From a technical standpoint, the cinematography and lighting are exceptional, using heavy contrast between light and darkness in a way that emulates Carlos' internal struggle. Consisting of a meticulously developed lead performance by Antonio de la Torre, Cannibal is a fascinating exploration of good vs evil that's as pensive as it's unique.
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