After passing through various festivals throughout 2019, including Sitges, ‘Synchronic: Los Limits del tiempo’ premieres in Spain thanks to the distribution of Vértice 360. Filmin, Prime Video, Apple Tv, Rakuten, Google Play, Vodafone and Orange are the platforms on which to enjoy the title.
Jamie Dornan and Anthony Mackie are the protagonists of this story that travels from a paramedic hell to a prodecimental temporary adventure.
Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, the first screenwriter, the second director of photography and both directors of the film, are already legend among fans of the genre. Since their debut on the fantasy scene with the audacious ‘Resolution’ (2012), they have not stopped increasing their number of acolytes. After becoming true authors with ‘Spring’ (2014) and forging their legend with ‘The Endless’ (2017), ‘Synchronic: The Limits of Time’ shows that we have much to expect from these filmmakers.
The film begins a still inhospitable, dangerous and strange version of the night in New Orleans in which two paramedics, a functional Anthony Mackie and the surprisingly captivating Jamie Dornan, come face to face with inexplicable events that speak of forbidden rituals, powerful drugs and bloody repercussions. Their lives are not much better, but as long as they are preserved, they will wander with the inertia of their ambulance through a smelly landscape of dark misfortunes. After all, they step on a swampy area rooted in arcane magic.
These elements with a scent of the always underrated ‘To the limit’ (Martin Scorsese, 1999) seem to blend little by little with a fun but less hypnotizing chapter of ‘The Twilight Zone’.