Las horas del día

The Hours of the Day

Abel lives with his mother in an apartment in the Barcelona suburbs. His father is dead and he helps run the family boutique. When not working, Abel helps his friend Marcos start up a new business venture, looks for an apartment with his girlfriend Tere and fulfills sundry other everyday activities. He is, also, a compulsive murderer, whom we see kill two complete strangers over the course of a few weeks. The Hours of the Day demonstrates that there is still mileage in the serial killer film by playing things low key and realistic, avoiding all elements of sensationalism and opting for an open-ended (non)conclusion. (Keith Hennessey Brown, eyeforfilm)

Director's Biography
Film Selection: Petra (2018) - Hermosa juventud (Beautiful Youth, 2014) - Sueño y silencio (Dream and Silence, 2012) - Tiro en la cabeza (Bullet in the Head, 2008) - La soledad (Solitary Fragments, 2007) - Las horas del día (The Hours of the Day, 2003, CE'04)
Tribute 2019
Jaime Rosales
Spain 2003
103 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Jaime Rosales, Enric Rufas
Cinematography Oscar Durán
Editing Nino Martínez Sosa
Sound/Sounddesign Eva Valiño
With Alex Brendemühl, Ágata Roca, Vicente Romero, María Antonia Martínez, Pape Monsoriu, Isabel Rocatti, Armando Aguirre
Producer(s) Jaime Rosales, Ricard Figueras
Fresdeval Films, In Vitro Films
World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2003
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2003