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Safe

Carol es una acomodada y feliz madre de familia que parece tener una vida completa pero todo cambia cuando empieza a padecer una extraña enfermedad relacionada con una alergia a la contaminación. Sin una cura aparente, Carol recurre a un excéntrico psiquiatra que le invita a vivir junto a otros enfermos. La experiencia supone para ella una incipiente degradación.

Una atmósfera inquietante y agónica, interpretaciones excelentes y una adecuada música de Ed Tomney, caracterizan esta cinta de Todd Haynes (Lejos del cielo). Julianne Moore, antes de alcanzar mayor celebridad con Nueve meses o Asesinos, da verdaderas muestras de su talento.


"Safe" has been described as a horror movie of the soul, a description that director Todd Haynes relishes. California housewife Carol White seems to have it all in life: a wealthy husband and a beautiful house. The only thing she lacks is a strong personality: Carol seems timid and empty during all of her interactions with the world around her. At the beginning of the film, one would consider her to be more safe in life than just about anyone. That doesn't turn out to be the case. Starting with headaches and leading to a grand-mal seizure, Carol becomes more and more sick, claiming that she's become sensitive to the common toxins in today's world: exhaust, fumes, aerosol spray, etc. She pulls back from the sexual advances of her husband and spends her nights alone by the TV or wandering around the outside of her well-protected home like an animal in a cage. Her physician examines her and can find nothing wrong. An allergist finds that she has an allergic reaction to milk but explains ...

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Director: Todd Haynes
Intérpretes: Peter Friedman, Xander Berkeley, Susan Norman, Kate McGregor-Stewart, Mary Carver, Julianne Moore
Guión: Todd Haynes
Música: Ed Tomney
Fotografía: Alex Nepomniaschy
Título Original: Safe
Año: 1995
País: EE.UU., Reino Unido
Duración: 119 min.
Género: Drama, Thriller

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