Directed by Pablo Larrain
In a secluded seaside town, four former priests have been exiled to a quiet hamlet as punishment for, and protection from, their past sins. The men keep a strict daily schedule devoid of temptation and highlighted by time spent training their greyhound racing dog. When a new houseguest arrives from the outside world, quickly followed by an emissary sent by the Vatican, the fragile stability unravels and deeply buried secrets come to the surface in explosive fashion.
Four priests exiled to a seaside town are forced to face their past sins when a new houseguest arrives and disrupts their order.
Cast: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Antonia Zegers, Marcel Alonso
Surprised to see this on Shudder since it is not a horror film. But it is an excellent film and I highly recommend it.
Warning! This is NOT a horror movie (Unless your definition of 'horror movie' is so wide that even Oprah's book of the month could fit in it.) That being said it is an amazing movie.
Heartbreaking allegory. Hard to watch.
Magnificent allegory examining the abusive, dismissive, and ultimately abandoning natures buried in the political infrastructures of the Catholic church. This is a different type of horror, but it terrifies me much more than any masked figure because it is examining a reality many have to experience daily.
There is much that is disturbing here. It is haunting in a particular way, and not particularly traditional horror. Nothing supernatural other than religious people. Still, it will stick with me because of the disturbing nature. I think I may watch it again.