Synopsis by Mark Deming
A visit with a movie mogul becomes an emotional psychodrama in this independent drama from Spain. Rosendo (Carlos Bardem) is a gifted novelist who has sold the film rights to one of his books to producer Fernando (Javier Gurruchaga). Fernando wants to discuss the project with Rosendo, so the writer arrives for a meeting at the producer's office, which is also attended by Mikel (Jose Sancho), the director on the film; Andrea (Beatriz Rico), an actress who is dating Mikel; and Beatriz (Isabel de Toro), Fernando's lover. What starts as a business meeting becomes increasingly emotional as each of the participants begin revealing different sides of their personalities, while some use the confrontational tone of the conversation as a way of rooting out issues and differences among their colleagues and loved ones. Written and directed by Juan Pinzas, El Desenlace (aka The Outcome) was shot and edited within the guidelines of the austere Dogme 95 movement.