A misunderstood and mercilessly mocked teenager witnesses her tormentors being violently kidnapped.
After a misunderstood and mercilessly mocked teenager witnesses her tormentors being violently kidnapped, she must decide whether to cooperate with an official investigation into the crime, or take matters into her own hands.
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Sara (Laura Galán) is perpetually bullied by her peers, often for her weight. She also feels like an outsider at home — her parents and little brother just don’t understand her. To escape her teenage agony, Sara drowns out her surroundings with her massive headphones. During the sweltering summertime in rural Spain, Sara’s usual solo dip at the local pool is disrupted by the presence of a mysterious stranger in the water and an exceptionally gruelling bout of abuse at the hands of three girls. But on her way home, Sara witnesses her bloodied tormentors being kidnapped in the back of the stranger’s van.
In Carlota Pereda’s bold and ominous feature adaptation of her award-winning 2018 short horror film, Sara must decide whether to cooperate with the police and parents’ questioning about the kidnappings, or take her own, unorthodox approach — while also discovering the power of desire and belonging, and the distinction between revenge and redemption.
Content advisory: horror, bullying