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“The silence of the white city”: explanation of the end of the Spanish film “Twin Murders The Silence of the White City”

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”Is set in the city of Vitoria. It is about a highly competent serial killer-style murder mystery that follows a familiar “whodunit” format.

However, through gentle omens and religious references, he adds a lot of depth to his simple premise. There are certain aspects of the story of “The silence of the white city” that are presented as a mystery and are open to interpretation.

It’s tantalizing from the start, but then it gets complicated and confusing in its own murder mystery. The film lacks substance and desperately needs more explanation of its backstories and various subplots.

These subplots are indirectly explained in the film through flashbacks and subtle allegories. So since the ending may have been a bit confusing to understand the story of the movie, here is a detailed explanation.

EXPLANATION OF THE END OF “THE SILENCE OF THE WHITE CITY”

The script was prepared by Alfred Pérez Fargas and Roger Danés based on the novel by Eva García Sáenz de Urturi, "The silence of the white city". (Photo: Netflix)
The script was prepared by Alfred Pérez Fargas and Roger Danés based on the novel by Eva García Sáenz de Urturi, “The silence of the white city.” (Photo: Netflix)

In order to understand the end of “The Silence of the White City” you have to understand from the beginning why Mario, committed the murders. The first half of “Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City “ revolves around discovering the true identity of the mysterious assassin who has taken over the city of Vitoria.

The city is stunned when the bodies of a young man and woman are found in an old cathedral and what makes this murder even more horrifying is that their execution bears great similarities to those that had seized the city almost two ago. decades. Somewhere near the middle, it is finally revealed that the man who is committing the murder is none other than Mario, husband of the woman who later has an affair with Ayala.

In the first half of the film, the murders surprise everyone since whoever committed them two decades ago is still in prison. Tasio, the convicted murderer, is often visited by Ayala in jail and eventually even begins to help him with the new murders. But when it is revealed that Mario he is the real killer, as a bystander, he finds it difficult to understand why he would do it.

The Silence of the White City is a Spanish suspense film directed by Daniel Calparsoro. (Photo: Netflix)
The Silence of the White City is a Spanish suspense film directed by Daniel Calparsoro. (Photo: Netflix)

With a subtle omen through flashbacks, it is revealed that although Tasio and his twin brother are innocent, the murders have a lot to do with them. One of these flashbacks reveals a red-haired boy being bullied by two wealthy kids which makes reference to the twins who beat him mercilessly at his mother’s funeral.

There is another scene where the father of Ayala Take a look at the photo of the twins’ mother and remember that she was once the talk of the town for being pregnant with another man’s child. Somewhere later in the film, there is another flashback that reveals the same woman giving birth to a child. But this boy is later taken from him and replaced by two twin boys.

After all this, there is a scene where you can see Mario dyeing her hair red. Putting all these puzzle pieces together, one would assume that Mario it was actually the red-haired boy who, due to his neglect as a child, committed these crimes. However, there is more to it than that. There is another flashback in which the same red-haired boy can be seen confronted by his father.

His father calls him a bastard son and then beats him up. Angry, the boy poisons his entire family with yew leaves and then sets the whole house on fire. When Ayala begins to find links between this boy and the case, he learns that his name was Nancho. When he sets out to find out more about the past of Nancho, discovers that the boy had died in a fire caused by a spark from his lamp.

The film begins with two corpses found brutally murdered and with a modus operandi very similar to that used by the convicted serial killer Tasio, who has been in prison for 20 years. (Photo: Netflix)
The film begins with two corpses found brutally murdered and with a modus operandi very similar to that used by the convicted serial killer Tasio, who has been in prison for 20 years. (Photo: Netflix)

Along with this, you also find an old photo album in which you can see Nancho with Mario. Turns out that Mario He was her roommate in college and they were both close friends. A) Yes, Mario he was committing all these murders just to get revenge on his friend Nancho. Nancho It was the boy who was replaced in the hospital with the twins.

To later become the boy who later confronted the twins at the funeral by telling them that he was the real son of his dead mother. So this is what really happened: all this time, the real Mario it did not exist at all. Going back to the scene where Ayala find a photo album of Nancho Y Mario, in the last group of photos, Nancho almost starts to look like Mario.

So, being the psychopath that he is, he eventually ended up taking control of Mario’s life entirely, first killing him and then assuming his identity. This also explains the scene where he can be seen coloring his red hair black. Then it wasn’t Mario who was committing all the murders, but Nancho with the identity of Mario.

THE SYMBOLISM BEHIND MARIO’S KILLINGS

Mario's murders refer to Eden and Adam with Eve. (Photo: Netflix)
Mario’s murders refer to Eden and Adam with Eve. (Photo: Netflix)

All murders have deep symbolism, especially in the context of religion. Mario he uses bees specifically to kill his victims and after killing them he places their bodies in a very specific position with flowers of Carlina surrounding them. Another pattern that can be seen in all these murders is that all the victims are rich children.

After reading one of the old tapes of Tasio, Ayala visit a nearby cathedral that has various religious sculptures and prints of Adam Y Eve in the walls. The man who works there tells you all about the meaning of these. Remember the old story of Adam Y Eve, who were banished from the Eden after trying to get hold of the abandoned fruit.

The man also tells them that the garden of the Eden that surrounded Adam and it even had sunflowers. Ayala He also sees images of bees inscribed on the walls and when he asks the man about it, he tells him that the bees were messengers between us and the land of the dead. And finally, the man from the church also tells Ayala that most would remember that Adam Y Eve they tried to eat the abandoned fruit of the tree of knowledge, which is usually presented as an apple tree.

'Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City' premiered on Netflix on March 6, 2020 (Photo: Netflix)
‘Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City’ premiered on Netflix on March 6, 2020 (Photo: Netflix)

But he personally believes that it was a yew as its leaves are poisonous. This further explains all the murders of Mario. The carlina leaves that surrounded the corpses were a representation of the garden of the Eden and the paired corpses of the boys and girls were a representation of Adam Y Eve. The use of bees also becomes quite obvious here and also, the yew leaves that were previously used for assassination and also to frame Tasio they are clearly a representation of the tree of knowledge in ancient history.

The reason he only targeted rich kids is that as a kid he came from a poor family and because of privileged rich kids like Tasio, his life turned into hell. With their murders, Mario is considered a kind of God that is banishing them all from the garden of the Eden for all the sins they have committed. You probably believe that all rich people are driven by greed because of what happened to you when you were younger and the ancient story of Adam Y Eve It is the perfect allegory of this greed.

THE MEANING OF THE END OF “THE SILENCE OF THE WHITE CITY”

It premiered in Spain on October 25, 2019 and obtained a total collection of € 2,316,359.12 in cinemas. (Photo: Netflix)
It premiered in Spain on October 25, 2019 and obtained a total collection of € 2,316,359.12 in cinemas. (Photo: Netflix)

In the final moments of the movie, Mario is somehow capable of capturing both Ayala like his cheating wife and then he tries to kill them the same way he killed all his other victims. But somehow, before he can carry out his entire procedure of smothering them with bees, Ayala manages to escape and stops him.

In the end, Mario dies but even Ayala suffers a fatal wound after being shot in the head. In the final moments of the film, the father of Ayala buries an apple tree underground and that’s when Ayala regains consciousness in hospital.

This probably implies that just as stealing the abandoned fruit from the tree of knowledge can lead to the expulsion of the Eden, returning it can have a completely opposite impact. And so with the prayers of the father of Ayala and his sacrificial return of the apple tree, the life of Ayala.

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