The Chalk Line – Movie Review
Director: Ignacio Tatay
Writer: Isabel Pena, Ignacio Tatay (Screenplay)
- Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In)
- Pablo Molinero (The Plague)
- Eva Tennear
- Eva Llorach (Quien te cantara)
- Carlos Santos (Smoke and Mirrors)
Plot: A couple temporarily adopts a young girl that they found wandering around alone in the high road.
Runtime: 1 Hour 46 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: The Chalk Line starts when Paula (Anaya) and Simon (Molinero) discover a young girl wandering around alone on a road. After a medical evaluation happens, it becomes difficult to understand who she is and where she came from.
The doctors turn to Paula for help, with Paula being the only person Clara (Tennear) connects to. Paula and Simon take Clara back to their home, leading to a string of strange events happening in their home.
Verdict on The Chalk Line
The Chalk Line is a mystery horror following a couple that take in a missing girl to help understand who she is. Communication becomes difficult with a language barrier between Spanish and German. As the couple spend time with the young girl, they start experiencing strange events around the home.
The movie does an excellent job of creating a mystery about what is going on. It teases down a couple of different lines of where things could end up going before giving us just a shocking conclusion. There is a disturbing truth behind the movie that could hit hard in reality.
The performance from Elena Anaya is the standout as a character struggling to hold everything together. While the truth brings one of the coldest performances you will see this year.
Where to Watch: The Chalk Line is available on Netflix now.
Final Thoughts –The Chalk Line is a chilling, disturbing and unsettling thriller.