Hector (Karra Elejalde) is relaxing on a lawn chair outside of his new country home, surveying the nearby hillside through a pair of binoculars, when he catches sight of what appears to be a nude woman amidst the trees. Hiking up to investigate, he is attacked by a sinister figure whose head is wrapped in a grotesque, pink bandage. Fleeing in terror, his next actions set in motion a brain-twisting, horrigying chain of events.
Timecrimes takes on an often-used plot mechanism in film and totally turns it upside down. It only features four characters, with the course of events unfolding dramatically over its brisk running time. This is another fine film from Spain, one that tops the Orphanage and .Rec in my opinion. To really appreciate the level of ingenuity on show here, you have to return to the film and experience it all over again. Viciously clever, strangely compelling, when you believe you have everything figured in your own mind, it trumps you again. I really enjoyed Timecrimes, given the brief synopsis above, its best to avoid any spoilers until you have seen the film. A must see. My only criticism is extremely minor and that's the lack of any extras on this disc.