Adrian Martin: “In a Ruiz film, whichever guiding plot you ultimately choose from the available menu of options only ends up being a cover for another logic behind the scenes—an ‘occult order,’ he often called it, but even this was just another fictional ploy (however resonant with the myriad conspiracies of real-world events and institutions). The final, bottom level of mystery in his work—often deliberately impossible to crack—is how any one film has been generated: from which pool of elements, according to which permutational or transformative procedures? Because it is the proliferation of this game-logic—eating up everything it touches upon—that constitutes the main event, the central action, certainly in La noche de enfrente.”

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    La noche de enfrente.
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