Future, The

Future, The


·  Drama

·  Spain, Germany, Italy, Chile


Following the sudden death of their parents, Bianca and Tomás are left orphaned in Rome. Their parents emigrated from Chile years ago to look for better jobs in Europe, leaving Bianca and Tomás with no family to call for help. They try to maintain a sense of normalcy, pretending nothing has changed. But ultimately the accident has shattered what once was their everyday lives. One day, Tomás brings home two friends from the gym who end up moving into their parents’ bedroom. Bianca starts having sex with both of them, but is not in love with either one. The boys watch TV together and obsess over bodybuilding, Tomás tries to grow muscles and lose his virginity, while Bianca continues to work at the hair salon but sees no future there. Once the money begins to run low, they come up with a plan to change their luck: to steal money from an old and blind actor named Maciste who used to star as Hercules in 1960’s movies. Maciste keeps all of his fortune in a safe at home as he doesn’t trust banks. They understand that without gaining his trust they have no access to his safe, so they use Bianca as bait, convincing her to initiate a sexual relationship with the enigmatic, blind hermit. Maciste is a grandiose, aging B-movie star, living in a dark and labyrinthine house. As the two spend time together, Bianca unexpectedly finds normalcy and acceptance in the forged relationship she’s created. They talk about movies and whenever she can, Bianca walks around the house looking for the safe. But weeks pass and there’s no safe to be found. Tomás and the guys grow impatient and pressure Bianca to consider threatening Maciste.