Marshland (La isla mínima)

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

2014, Spain, 105 minutes, (15)
Director – Alberto Rodríguez


Set in post Franco Andaluzia in the 1980’s two ideologically opposed detectives are forced to come together to find the perpetrator of a series of brutal attacks on a local teenager. Wonderful cinematography beautifully captures the murky corner of the country’s landscape skilfully mirroring the two detectives increasingly confusing investigation.


IMDb – Marshland (La isla mínima)
Rotten Tomatoes – Marshland (La isla mínima)



  • A nice compelling taut thriller. Fantastic cinematography, atmospheric interiors and a tense atmospheric soundtrack. Overall 8/10.
  • Enjoyed film. Intensity, photography, shots. Good plot. Well acted. Worth watching.
  • Subtitles not on long enough, especially at start. Strong acting/story. Good scenery.
  • Good cop – Bad Cop. Excellent scenery. A good interesting yarn!
  • Gripping!
  • Very powerful. great cinematography.
  • Some lovely shots (photographic!) at start. Interesting film.
  • A very good “who dunnit” story. Loved the scenery, mysterious. Directing good, I jumped 3 times, intense in parts.
  • Excellent cinematography.
  • A moody thriller with the added menace of post-Franco Spain – well supported by atmospheric music and lovely scenery.
  • Great photography.
  • Adverts at the start of the film too loud! Ariel shots stunning. Plot/storyline all over the place. Unconvincingly police heavy!
  • An excellent film – tightly scripted with real emotional intensity. Great cinematography – especially the aerial shots.
  • Beautifully shot & haunting atmosphere created via music. Slow – too slow @ times for my taste. I have a sense that the Spanish audience would have picked up on things I missed.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this film. Beautiful cinematography! Tense plot that held attention throughout. Tension between 2 main characters held you in suspense.
  • I fell asleep!

Sorry if I made any mistakes, some of the handwriting was very difficult to decipher!

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