Painless

Painless

Directed by Juan Carlos Medina

Painless is a Spanish allegorical tale from director, Juan Carlos Medina that explores the troubled history of 20th century Spain through the metaphor of horror. In the first story set in the present day, a neurosurgeon in need of a bone marrow transplant seeks out his biological parents only to discover a dark family secret. In the second, set in the Spanish Civil War up to the 1960s, an asylum doctor attempts to rehabilitate a group of children who are incapable of feeling pain. As the film progresses, these two stories come together in an unflinching look at the atrocities of war. Contains violence and gore.

An asylum doctor attempts to rehabilitate a group of children who are incapable of feeling pain.

Cast: Alex Brendemuhl, Tómas Lemarquis, Ilias Stothart

Member Reviews

Beautiful film not sure why it's on here, I loved every minute. Kept my attention throughout.

bex1981
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a year ago

Goodness me, what a film! Del Toro at his usual top quality. Twisted, heart wrenching, encapsulating and entrancing. Loved it.

Kairra
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a year ago

Just one loose end but was good :)

SlimSady
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a year ago

Beautifully written and executed. More of a slow-burning drama than straight-up horror but held my attention all the way through. Great film for what it is.

DeLaney1913
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a year ago

Brilliant film! Loved it - not a horror but really interesting and kept my attention the whole way through

Bluesamie
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a year ago