Strangers Julio and Julia wake up beside one another in Julia’s apartment, groggy, with hangover and unsure how they met. Julia is about to send Julio on his way when both notice the uncanny silence gripping Julia’s downtown neighborhood. Looking out the window, they see Madrid’s skyline dot¬ted with enormous spaceships. The only other person left in the building is Julia’s fawning and somewhat creepy neighbor, Ángel, who explains that there’s been an exodus of people flee¬ing the city. When Julia’s boyfriend Tipo shows up — having now shifted into survivalist mode — the dynam¬ics between the four reach heady extremes. Attempting to hide their apparent one-night stand, Julia and Julio convince Tipo that Ángel is an alien and must be ejected.
The screenwriter and director Nacho Vigalondo (b. 1977 in Cabezón de la Sal, Spain) shot to fame when his short film "7:35 in the Morning" garnered an Academy Award nomination. His first feature "Timecrimes" (2007) secured awards at the Austin, Amsterdam, Gérardmer and Philadelphia festivals, plus the Cinema Writers Circle Award for Best New Feature.
Selected filmography: "7:35 in the Morning" (2003, short), "Timecrimes" (2007), "Extraterrestrial" (2011, "Kino pavasaris").
- Year: 2011
- Country: Spain
- Runtime: 100 min.
- Director: Nacho Vigalondo
- Screenwriter: Nacho Vigalondo
- Actors: Julian Villagran, Michelle Jenner, Raul Cimas, Carlos Areces, Miguel Noguera
- Producers: Nahikari Ipiña, Nacho Vigalondo
- Cinematographer: Jon D. Dominguez
- Company: CP Digital (Premium Films) / Wild Bunch
- Dialogs: Spanish
- Subtitles: Lithuanian
- Classification: T
- IMDB rating: 5.7