(364) HYPERSOMNIA (2016) Argentinean Sex Trafficking Thriller
title HIPERSOMNIA [Hypersomnia]
starring: Yamila Saud ·
Baron · Vanesa
actress rehearsing for a play about human slave trafficking begins to
realize that the terrifying scenes may be real. Milena wants to be an
actress. She auditions for a part in a play which deals with sex trafficking.
Her director, Federico del Pino asks: "Do you know how Goddard
chose his actors?" and then explains: "He would arrange to
meet them in a bar, sit at a table where they couldn't see him, and
watch them, to see how they act in ordinary life." Federico then
leaves and a young woman named Sofía arrives. She is sexually
aggressive. Milena feels uneasy, but follows her. In the blink of an
eye, Milena finds herself in one place and then in another. Her dream
state becomes confused and Milena wakes in a hostile environment, surrounded
by trapped prostitutes and vicious clients. Somehow, Milena has entered
a dimension where she's become a victim of sex trafficking. Or is everything
part of an extreme theatrical exercise concocted by director Del Pino?
When the torture starts, Milena realizes the horrifying truth.
is the second film from Gabriel Grieco (preceded by the unconventional
LIFE). This one won numerous awards [including best picture
at 31st International Festival of Mar Del Plata] before opening theatrically
in Argentina. Despite the graphically disturbing theme, it would become
that country's top movie of the year. The nightmarish vision is unusual,
a "first-person" narrative told entirely from Milena's point
of view, a mixture of reality and dream.
Argentinean/Spanish film with optional ON/OFF English subtitles; widescreen,
uncut 90 minutes;
DVD encoded for WORLD FORMAT NTSC, playable on any American machine.
Extras include original theatrical trailer.
Graphic Violence/Nudity/Sexual Brutality/
Drugs/S&M/Strong Sexual Themes
For Adult Audiences