Monday, 27 April 2009

The Oxford Murders

The Oxford Murders is a Hispanic - British movie directed by the Spanish director Álex de la Iglesia, based on the novel of the Argentinean writer Guillermo Martínez, ‘‘Imperceptible Crimes''. The premiere was in Spain on the 18th of January 2008.

An elderly lady appears murdered in the lounge of a house on the outskirts of Oxford. Her body is discovered by two men who meet for the first time: Arthur Seldom, prestigious teacher of Logic, and Martin, a young American student, newcomer to the university who hopes that the famous teacher will oversee his doctoral thesis. The murder of the old lady is the first of a series of murders. They are almost imperceptible crimes, but each of them come accompanied with a message: an image, a different sign on every occasion that, death after death, gives the main character a clue that has to be solved using logic. Following this path not only means they have to test their mathematical convictions but their own way of understanding the world of the teacher and of the student. Do we know reality? Is it possible to reach the truth?

The stars of the movie are two prestige interpreters, the young actor Elijah Wood, the veteran and unforgettable John Hurt, and the feminine presence of the Spanish woman Leonor Watling.

You can see part of the trailer clicking on the following link:

Nicole Vicente
Col·legi Madre Alberta

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