El aviso

by Eye of the Needle

El Aviso is a Spanish thriller film set in the present day although with continuous flashbacks to the past- Located in Madrid, the action takes place at specific geographical point in this city.

The main characters are Jon, a young schizophrenic man with skills in mathematics, located in Madrid ten years before, and Nico, a ten years old boy who suffers bullying at school, at the present time.

The connection point is the place, where every now and then murders happen. Not being noticed by anyone, Jon discovers an unusual relation between some numbers because of an aggression to his best friend in this place. Not only ignored but also questioned due to his illness, he works on his mathematical theory, preparing some advertisements to avoid the next murder.

Scared and introvert, Nico is chosen as the following victim. Will get Jon his goal?

The strength of this film is the relation between the characters, both complicated and unpopular. It is a fast moving story with many flashbacks. Besides, the mathematical organization of random murders is interesting. In addition, Raúl Arevalo as Jon and Hugo Arbues as Nico are great.

In my opinion, it is a good film for entertainment, if you are looking for a haunting story rather than an Oscar’s winner.


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