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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "Fragments of Love" )

 

directed by Fernando Vallejo
Puerto Rico/Columbia 2016

 

Angsty composer Rodrigo (Jose Angel Bichir, FOUR MOONS) has lost his inspiration and gets by tuning pianos for bored rich people, most recently stock trader Isaias (Alfredo De Quesada, THE KNICK) and his wife Susana (Angelica Blandon). A demonstration of his musical prowess arouses Susana's mind and body (it doesn't hurt that he is broody and good-looking, too), but it is in the aftermath of a café bombing that the two to cross the line into forbidden romance. It turns out, however, that this is not such a transgression as Susana reveals that he is the latest in a long line of lovers. At first, her recollections of these past relationships - with such personages as "The Eunuch", "The Blind Man", "The Philosopher", and "The Ornithologist" - drive him to distraction, but Rodrigo soon finds his creativity renewed and he begins composing again; but is Susana his muse or he is just another notch on her bedpost? Potentially pretentious in its artistic and lofty financial milieu set against a backdrop of political unrest, the film is nevertheless performed with conviction by an attractive cast and delivers the requisite titillation with an earthiness and a sense of humor lacking in American attempts to explore the blurred boundaries of love and eroticism.

Eric Cotenas

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Theatrical Release: 18 August 2016 (Colombia)

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DVD Review: Strand Releasing - Region 1 - NTSC

Big thanks to Eric Cotenas for the Review!

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Strand Releasing

Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 1:41:33
Video

1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 8.45 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate

Audio Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles English, none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Strand Releasing

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
� Theatrical Trailer (16:9; 1:57)
� Previews

DVD Release Date: March 28th, 2017
Amaray

Chapters 8

 

 

 

Comments

Strand Releasing treats this barebones presentation to a typically high bitrate, dual-layer, progressive, anamorphic encode of this attractive digitally-lenseed (on the Arri Alexa, Red Epic, GoPro, and Canon DSLR) production while the Dolby Digital 5.1 track is suitably enveloping in terms of dialogue, music, sudden directional effects, as well as environmental sounds in the rear channels. The English subtitles are optional. The only extras are a trailer for the film and four other Strand releases.

  - Eric Cotenas

 


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