DARKBLUEALMOSTBLACK (2006) SBS TWO, 11.40PM, MA15+, DRAMA
A mature study of the complexity of ordinary people and their choices that impresses at every turn. The tender-hearted, working-class Jorge (Quim Gutiérrez) believes he contributed to his father’s stroke and takes up his job as a janitor out of guilt. A similar motivation sees him oblige a request to impregnate his imprisoned brother’s girlfriend. But behind his please-everyone strategy, Jorge longs to use his business degree and reconcile with his beautiful neighbour (Eva Pallarés). Director Daniel Sanchez Arévalo maintains constantly simmering tension in this exquisitely shot, bittersweet melodrama. Also stars Héctor Colomé, Antonio de la Torre and Marta Etura.