Spanish-language cinema heavyweights Ricardo Darín (A Gun in Each Hand, SFF13 Opening Night) and Belén Rueda (The Body, SFF13) star as a couple whose marriage is on the rocks when their two children vanish without a trace.
Picking the kids up one morning for school, Sebastián (Darín) concedes to play a game with them: a race from the 7th floor to the ground floor of their apartment building – he will take the elevator, while they take the stairs. But when he arrives at the bottom, the children are nowhere to be found. Desperate to find them, Sebastián instigates his own investigation…and everyone is a suspect.
But after exhausting his avenues within the building and finally enlisting police, a chilling ransom call is delivered and a frantic race against time follows.
This fast-paced thriller is driven with skill by the two expert leads. Unexpected turns and complications supply more questions than answers, keeping audiences guessing until the final revelatory moments.