On the eve of the Spanish Civil War, a group of children who are insensitive to pain are locked up in a hospital deep in the Pyrenees. In the present time, David Martel a brilliant neurosurgeon has to find his biological parents in order to get a transplant he needs to survive. In his vital quest he awakens ghosts from his country’s past and is confronted with the terrible fate of the children who feel no pain.
This unforgettable film tracks Spain’s tumultuous history through the viewpoint of these wretched children, from being at the horrifying mercy of WWII’s most darkest chapters, through to their unavoidable fate. This mature, genre-bending film is quite possibly one of the best and most memorable films to come out of Spain in years.
Juan Carlos Medina