Soon to premiere at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, Paco Cabeza's Neon Flesh
(Carne De Neon
) looks to establish Cabeza as a sort of Spanish language answer to Guy Ritchie with its stylized tale of violence. The prospect of the writer of Sexykiller
casting that film's star - Macarena Gomez - in a film revolving around a young man trying to open a brothel raised certain possibilities about what sort of role Gomez might play here and those questions are answered definitively in the brand new and very definitely not safe for work trailer below.
RICKY will die tonight. A bullet is speeding inexorably towards his
head. Thoughts whirl in his brain, trying to find a reason why this lump
of lead is about to put an end to his life...
first let´s rewind... RICKY's mother, PURA, is about to get out of
prison. She's an ex-prostitute who hasn't seen her son for fifteen years
since she abandoned him in the street. With the money he has saved
during all this time, RICKY wants to become a business man and open a
roadside brothel to make his mother proud of him. It may sound strange
but it´s only a son trying to bring to life the dream of her mother
albeit at the expense of the sweat and sex of others.
partners up with a couple of misfits, ANGELITO and NIÑO, diving head
first into the "business" and opening the "Hiroshima Club".
MOBILA, a pregnant black woman, runs across the dunes on a beach. What
was the point of crossing the sea from Africa in a small boat, if she is
now being chased by the police in order to be repatriated?...
for help, she manages to reach a roadside club. Once there, her waters
break and, helped by RICKY, she gives birth to a baby. That is the last
time we see her smile. She, along with three more prostitutes is going
to form part of the Hiroshima, newly risen from its own ashes.
following week PURA is released from prison. RICKY meets her and takes
her to the club. She, however, somewhat unbalanced after so many years
behind bars, is not only unable to recall her son's face but also has no
interest in being reintegrated into society and wants to return to
prison. After so much effort to get some love from his mother Ricky is
But that´s not the only thing that
can go wrong... RICKY is run down by a car and two men carry him off to a
van. RICKY wakes up in an abandoned warehouse. CHINO introduces himself
although RICKY knows him well. He is "The wiseguy". The owner of
everything that is illegal. After beating him up CHINO makes clear who
the boss is. RICKY has a week to pay CHINO 100.000 euros for the right
to open the club. If not, it will be torched with his mother inside.
has only one chance to save his mother´s life and recover her respect,
even if he has to steal, kidnap or maybe end up dead. "Neon Flesh" is a
story of misfits, losers bound to make things wrong if they want to find
the right path to happiness...
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