This films story seems to be simple and plays out for
just 80 minutes, a social drama turning thriller or even horror. But
the film just oozes of talent
and this new exciting director (and actress, producer and writer) will
be a delight to follow in the future - Ana Asensio.
Shot on 16 mm film.
Ana Asensio plays Luciana, a latin immigrant struggling to survive in
New York. Without money she needs for her rent she's desperate and when
she meets a casual friend, another hopeful immigrant in NY, the russian
ex-model Olga (Natasha Romanova), she's told of a quick way earning
money. Luciana will earn 2000 USD just to show up at some cocktail party
and be a beautiful girl hanging around the invited guests.
But, can she trust Olga. getting 2000 USD for doing nothing?
The answer is NO, not a surprise, and the obviously
street-wise Luciana, hardened by living and getting by in an urban jungle
as NY, warily
approaches the "party ". Luciana isn't really very likeable
as she cheats people, ripping a dress in a shop so she can buy it for
next to nothing
but she's desperate for money and her role figure Luciana feels very
She's tall and leggy and maybe like Olga an ex-model too, but this we
never get to know. Not from where she comes either, but she speaks in
when she talks to her mother over the phone, so from some latin country
OK, the Blu-ray sleeve says it's a thriller and i already
have mentioned a game, so ... the mysterious party will not be some
cocktail party. Something
nasty is awaiting Luciana, and i've already mentioned arachnophobia
so that's a spoiler. Will Luciana get her 2000 dollars finally ?
Presented in anamorphic widescreen 1.66:1 and with a
5.1 english DTS-HD Master Audio.
Extras: Interviews with Ana Asensio (13 minutes), with Larry Fessenden
(producer and actor, 8 minutes), actress Natalia Romanova (11 minutes)
and with Noah Greenberg (7 minutes, actor, producer and photographer)