I've always thought that one of the worst things about going truly insane is the fact that you're unaware of what's actually happening. If you thought the protagonist -- because 'hero' is totally not the right word -- of Cabrito was out of his mind before, then Rosalita will prove otherwise. This is a full-blown, wake up screaming nightmare compared to the bad and unsettling dream of Cabrito, which makes me really wonder what will happen in the third installment of the trilogy.

It's been some time since the events of the previous movie, long enough for the unnamed son to fall further into depravity. He haunts the local bar, giving semi-coherent speeches about death to the bartender (Tairone Vale), which as you can imagine doesn't make him terribly popular. But he's also become a predator through and through, though it isn't entirely clear whether he himself even fully realizes what he's doing.

Again, there's a goodly amount of blood and gore, but in many ways it's also a tantalizing look at the psychology of a killer. He's as much tormented as he is tormenting, still begging and yearning for a forgiveness he can never find while he's lost in the labyrinth of his madness. Like its sister film it runs just under twenty minutes, but the film still does an admirable job of exploring these themes, with intense visuals and an overriding sense of hopelessness that pulls the viewer in. I am both intrigued and frightened of what the third installment might offer.

If you think there's something off about her face, you're quite right.


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