A feminist heist and chase piece made by unfamiliar Spaniards - sound dodgy.
FUGITIVES is actually a very lively piece kicking off with a brisk bank robbery after which the one girl in the gang finds herself on the ...展开run and stuck with an abandoned tot.They (of course) bond while being pursued by the couple of the gang left standing about when the getaway car drove off. The men are such yobos and the females so endearing that the whole thing comes together, despite a market over saturated in bloke bashing movies.
The Cadiz second meeting with the singer father, drunk at noon and struggling to come to terms with his responsibilities,is particularly remarkable, shaded and involving.
Film making is crisp and effective - the undercrancked car chase where the dust is brought up in sharp detail and the music is flamenco guitar or the child found laying down on the rail tracks with her dolly are just a couple of the telling sequences.