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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

[7.25/10] La Herencia Valdemar (2010)

La Herencia Valdemar (2010)

"La Herencia Valdemar" is the first feature film of Spanish director Jose Luis German, a documentary film-maker, who is also very experienced in advertising. It is an intriguing, well-acted and beautifully-shot gothic/mystery with an interesting premise. The story of "La Herencia Valdemar" begins with the disappearance of Luisa Llorente, an expert on taxation of old buildings that had moved to the mysterious Victorian mansion Valdemar to conduct an inventory of the assets of the property. Maximilian, president of the company he works for Louisa, engages the services of Nicholas Tramel detective to find her. It is not the first disappearance. Not long ago another appraiser called Orquicia also vanished when he was sent to assess the contents of the mansion Valdemar, but the company 'Inmoberance' the fate of this employee seems to bring you not care. The detective goes to the scene and embarks on a terrifying journey into the past. "La Herencia Valdemar" is the first part of two which form the film to be released separately in 2010. It is based on a H. P. Lovecraft's tale. The acting is pretty solid from everyone involved - Eusebio Poncela Oscar Jaenada, Silvia Abascal, Laia Marull and Paul Naschy, all give above average and very credible performances. Technically, the film is near-perfect, especially photography, which is bleak, grim and neat, and suits perfectly to the overall atmosphere of the movie. The costumes are 'Gothically' fantastic! Interior, houses, all dark environments are very detailed and beautiful to look at, accompanied by hauniting soundtrack. The visual effects, most of which are physical not CGI, are surprisingly good. "La Herencia Valdemar" isn't exactly a horror film, but more a mystery movie, with supernatural twist, that is creepy, spooky and consistently entertaining.

  • My Rating: 7.25/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
  • IMDb: 5.6/10


DEZMOND said...

I must admit I like the poster very much.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Oh, the poster made me wanna see this movie, but I've struggled so much finding it. I found it after 2 hours of searching and it worth the effort :)

Jaccstev said...

I love that poster.. This is really my thing. Would you lend the film to me :)

DEZMOND said...

oh, you really are a dedicated Torrent Tormentor :)))

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Yep, the poster's amazing - very Gothic and mystical :)

Jaccsy, here are the links:




Jaccstev said...

Thanks pal ;)