“Nowhere” (2023) | Movie on Netflix. Review: Just another survival movie

Nowhere is a Spanish survival thriller movie directed by Albert Pintó and starring Anna Castillo and Tamar Novas.

Anna Castillo stars in this version of “Life of Pi” which, let’s be honest, without Richard Parker (the tiger), the philosophy, transcendence, direction, and effects, we are left with something like this “Nowhere”, a dystopian survival film that has some well-directed sequences and a strong performance by Anna Castillo.

And not much else to remember.

Nowhere
Nowhere

Plot

In a dystopian Europe, a couple tries to leave the country (Spain) for Ireland, where everything is happiness. On an illegal journey, the authorities murder everyone in the cargo, except for Mia, who is left behind (pregnant) and ends up trapped in a container in the middle of the sea. A tough struggle for survival begins.

Review of “Nowhere”

After some initial social commentary, denouncing the fascism of the authorities and making it clear who the good guys are, the film leaves Anna Castillo fighting for survival in the middle of the sea, resembling a stranded survivor movie. Zemeckis achieved it, and so did Ang Lee (of course), but it seems that “Nowhere” won’t go down in history because, deep down, it doesn’t seem to have much more to tell and, above all, to innovate.

We have seen quite a few survival movies, and “Nowhere” won’t be the last. It is a genre that has its fans, and what may seem boring to many of us may be entertaining for fans of these films, who may find reasons to enjoy “Nowhere”. However, they shouldn’t expect thematic or structural innovations in the film, as it sticks to the genre, excels technically, and manages to maintain a film with just one protagonist.

Someone once said about a great director that they were great at directing scenes, but not ensembles. This film is somewhat similar, as it fails to create in the viewer the need to keep watching, to continue marveling at an epic survival story.

Nowhere
Nowhere

Our opinion

Perhaps it is the accumulation of these stories or the lack of novelty, but this proposal hasn’t completely convinced us, as it doesn’t seem to want to go anywhere deep down.

Movie Trailer

Release Date

September 29, 2023

Where to Watch Nowhere

Netflix

Director

Albert Pintó
Albert Pintó

The Cast

Anna Castillo
Anna Castillo

Anna Castillo Ferré, born on October 9, 1993, is an actress from Spain. She gained recognition for her role as Dorita in the popular Spanish soap opera, Amar en tiempos revueltos, from 2013 to 2015, appearing in a total of 215 episodes. Her breakthrough in film came with the character of Alma in the drama film El Olivo (2016), which earned her a Goya Award for Best New Actress.

Tamar Novas
Tamar Novas

Tamar Novas, born on October 3, 1986 in Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain as Tamar Novas Pita, is an accomplished actor and editor. He has gained recognition for his notable performances in films such as The Sea Inside (2004), Broken Embraces (2009), and Butterfly (1999).

Irina Bravo
Irina Bravo
Victoria Teijeiro
Victoria Teijeiro

Lucia Soria
Mary Ruiz
Tony Corvillo
Mariam Torres

Nowhere

Nowhere

Movie title: Nowhere

Movie description: A young pregnant woman named Mia escapes from a country at war by hiding in a maritime container aboard a cargo ship. After a violent storm, Mia gives birth to the child while lost at sea, where she must fight to survive.

Date published: September 26, 2023

Country: Spain

Duration: 109 mins

Director(s): Albert Pintó

Writer(s): Ernest Riera, Miguel Ruz, Indiana Lista, Seanne Winslow, Teresa de Rosendo

Cinematography: Unax Mendía

Music: Frank Montasell, Lucas Peire

Actor(s): Anna Castillo, Tamar Novas, Irina Bravo, Victoria Teijeiro, Lucia Soria, Mary Ruiz, Tony Corvillo, Mariam Torres

Genre: Thriller, Drama

Companies: Rock & Ruz, Netflix

Our Opinion

Perhaps it is the accumulation of these stories or the lack of novelty, but this proposal hasn’t completely convinced us, as it doesn’t seem to want to go anywhere deep down.

Overall

2.6
Veronica Loop
Veronica Loop
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