The body of teenage girl is discovered in a field of sunflowers. At the same time a traveling salesman watches the events unfold on television, whilst in the small village of Angosto the discovery of prehistoric cave brings excitement the discovery of a prehistoric cave brings excitement and the arrival of an experienced caver, his young fiancé and his assistant. The town chief police plans his retirement, while his deputy dreams of escaping boredom of his marriage and his job…Through a series of shocking events, their lives become entangled in a web of violence, deceit and murder.
Enter the moral maze
- The Night of the Sunflowers review by Kurtz
“Night of the Sunflowers” is an absorbing drama about a shocking crime and the effect that it has on a tiny community in a disappearing rural Spain. It has a singular structure, following each of its characters in turn into the moral maze as they struggle to deal with the consequences of an attempted rape, and casting them adrift as they succumb to the temptations of revenge and corruption. This rather unnatural narrative device can be a little frustrating at times as we are introduced to character after character who we know to be destined for ultimate misery, but it’s well acted and the director has clearly stuck to his guns and resisted the temptation of a neat Hollywood-style finish.