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The Red Thread

The Red Thread

May. 19, 2016Argentina, Chile100 Min.
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In a scene near the first third of “The Red Thread”, the leading couple enters a craft store in Colombia. While the man who attends tries to interest them to buy something, his mother begins to speak in a foreign language. When the protagonists ask for a translation, the manager tells them that his mother saw the red thread between them, an old popular legend that means they are destined for each other.

This moment not only makes direct reference to the title of the work but also serves as the great and only justification for everything else that happens. A kind of superstitious prophecy said by a stereotyped character to emanate mysticism. This resource, which in other cases has been well used.

On his way to board the plane that will take him to an important work meeting, Manuel (Benjamín Vicuña) meets Abril (María Eugenia Suárez), who is one of the stewardesses and falls madly in love with her. After that fateful meeting, the couple will meet again seven years later, making it inevitable that they return to what they had started.

This sum of failed elements ends up conspiring against the premise of “The Red Thread“. If the couple is supposed to be together, the rest of the film must therefore be a parade of irrevocable evidence in favor of this thesis. Instead, only a series of unconnected and poorly executed scenes appear, which are more like a promotional video for a tourism agency than a compendium of irrefutable love.

The Red Thread
The Red Thread
The Red Thread
The Red Thread
Original title El hilo rojo
IMDb Rating 5.5 2,418 votes
TMDb Rating 6.4 118 votes

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