You might also consider that if you decide to watch a movie with a title like The Shaft, that's exactly what you'll get... the shaft.
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Between the wholly unbelievable and shoddy police work (there's no sign of a struggle... never mind all the bullet holes!) and Hurt's awful "southern" accent, Do Not Disturb makes it awfully difficult to suspend disbelief. But Do Not Disturb is suspenseful enough to hold your interest, more or less.
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Set in Argentina in 1969, Valentín (Rodrigo Noya) is struggling to understand the circumstances that created his broken home. His mother has disappeared, and his father (Alejandro Agresti) has moved away to concentrate on work and a steady stream of failed relationships. That leaves Valentín with a world circumscribed by his ailing, overbearing grandmother (Carmen Maura) and Rufo (Mex Urtizberea), a pianist who watches after him and encourages his imagination. Valentín wants two things: A mother, and a chance to go to the moon. In his spare isolated moments, he builds model rockets and plans his moon shot; one of the loveliest scenes shows him plodding down the stairs in a home-made spacesuit while a record by what appears to be the Argentinean version of the Bonzo Dog Band plays in the background.
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