Actor was left with infection after screaming so much filming 'harrowing' new Netflix movie
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A 'harrowing' new Netflix movie has sent shockwaves through the streaming platform as viewers say they haven't 'cried this much since the Titanic'.
"Pregnant, alone and drifting in the sea, a woman trapped in a shipping container tries to survive after fleeing a devastated totalitarian country," the terrifying synopsis reads.
Below, you can take a look at the even more terrifying trailer:
As the migrants are seeking a new home, Nico and Mia's journey was made even more difficult as Mia is pregnant with their child - while the pair are stuck inside a shipping container.
The duo are later separated and Mia's contractions take place in a flooded, water-filled container.
"[I wanted Mia's story to be] raw and emotional, where you could immerse yourself in the drama of our protagonist and not detach yourself from her at any time. To feel her pain and joy as close as possible, to live the survival in our own skin," Pintó told Netflix.
Castillo also spoke about her role, which left with an infection due to so much shouting and screaming.
"Mia is in a very fragile moment because she carries a very great guilt. If it were up to her, she would quit in more than a moment," she told ES Euro.
"But her baby depends on her and that means she can’t give up and draws strength from where she doesn’t have it to fight all the time.
"It was exhausting to always be in such an extreme emotional state and maintain that continuity of 'connection.'
"I was wearing protection and a giant belly that weighed eight kilos, but when in the film the container falls into the sea, the hits are real because everything was moving a lot.
"Plus there was smoke and with that and the screams my throat became irritated. I got tonsillitis, I got a fever and we had to readjust the filming so that I could be on antibiotics at home."
Commenting on the film, one viewer said: "I just finished watching this movie. Wow. This movie is a must watch, I never cried this much since Titanic."
Another added: "To be honest, I have never cried this much because of a movie...loved every bit of it."
Someone else commented: "This movie had me from the beginning all the way to the end! This girl had me crying and yelling at her ass, loved the acting and the story."
Nowhere premiered on Netflix on 29 September and is available to watch now.