Carlos (played by a complex and magnetic Antonio de la Torre, Family United, SFF14, Unit 7, SFF12, Volver) works as a skilled tailor in Granada, one of Spain's sleepy southern cities where time seems to have stopped — and where shadows can obscure that which does not wish to be exposed. The shy but gifted tradesman leads a solitary life, rarely interacting with anyone unless absolutely necessary.
But Carlos has a dark secret – he is actually a calculating serial killer, targeting only Eastern European women who have no papers. However, Carlos’ life of strict routine and order is turned upside down when Nina (Olimpia Melinte), the Romanian twin sister of one of his victims, appears at his front door, and love slowly and unexpectedly creeps in.
Borrowing many elements from film-noir, this stylised, brilliantly crafted psychological thriller is captivating from the first chilling scene. The majestic mountain paths of Granada's Sierra Nevada are breathtaking and ominous as the backdrop of the cabin when Carlos harbours his victims. While Carlos’ technique of pursuing his prey creates powerful tension, the film’s core is a bizarre romance which questions the limits of love and forgiveness, begging the question, can love truly conquer all?