Infiesto ending explained – who is the prophet?
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The film infiesto starts around the time Spain officially announced the first lockdown, noting that our leads have been personally affected by the virus. Inspector Samuel Garcia (Isak Ferriz) is not allowed to visit his mother, who is confined to a nursing home, while Deputy Inspector Marta Castro (Iria del Rio) Friend is infected and gradually getting worse.
The two have little time to process the global situation as on the same day a nationwide lockdown is announced, a kidnapped girl named Saioa (Andrea Barrado) appears after being held captive in the small mining town of Infiesto. Due to her injuries and psychological trauma, the victim is unable to help the police find her kidnappers. And since most of the police force is needed to enforce the lockdown, the Police Commissioner (Juan Fernandez) has no choice but to let Marta and Samuel handle the kidnapping case on their own.
Talking to Saioa herself would facilitate the investigation, but both her mother and the hospital’s psychiatric nurse refuse inspectors access to the victim.
As they continue to try to find out what happened to the girl, Marta and Samuel find the farm where she was being held but are unable to apprehend the perpetrator, giving him plenty of time to kill his dog and make his escape. Eventually, the police catch up to Dog Killer, but he kills himself before they can arrest him. However, they manage to find and apprehend the dead man’s accomplice, making the gruesome discovery that Saioa wasn’t the only teenager these criminals kidnapped.
End of Infiesto explained
While interrogating the second suspect, named Demon, Samuel and Marta learn that he and the dog killer were merely following the instructions of a third nicknamed kidnapper the Prophet. It turns out the three druid-loving criminals have been sacrificing teenagers every three months for at least a few years, and Saioa only escaped because Dog Killer softened on her and let her out for some fresh air.
The demon’s motive for the killings doesn’t make much sense, as on the one hand he claims they did it to appease a god, while on the other hand he claims to know for sure that it’s the end of the world. Yet why would they sacrifice children when the apocalypse was a certainty remains a mystery.
The day after speaking to The Demon, Samuel learns his mother died of Covid in the care home. To make matters worse, the recently bereaved Samuel is called to a crime scene, where we find out that the prophet has kidnapped a young nurse so he can complete the spring sacrifice.
Not thinking straight, Samuel and Marta free Demon from police custody, take him to the scene of his previous crimes, and polite Ask for the name of the prophet. From polite, I mean, Samuel takes the life out of the man and tortures him with a plastic bag before shooting him in the kneecap. When Samuel is about to execute Demon in a fit of rage, he is interrupted by the police commissioner, who immediately suspends him without pay.
Who is the Prophet?
In the final act, both Martha and Samuel discover the Prophet’s identity, but one of them does it too late. As he is about to leave the police station, he takes a second look at the childhood photo of the demon and the dog killer. He notices an adult in the photo wearing a necklace resembling the ritual dolls they’ve found at each crime scene. Without calling for backup, Samuel decides to pay Infiesto a visit, where he asks one of the local police officers for help identifying the man in the photo. So helpful, an official recognizes the prophet and offers to take Samuel to his last known whereabouts.
Meanwhile, Marta interviews a young woman who has the same symbol engraved on her skin as Saioa. The woman is the same person Marta saw lurking outside the police station days earlier. Formerly a member of the Prophet’s sect, she almost escaped her life after the confused leader attempted to sacrifice her. We then find out the real name of the prophet: Ramos. As with the local Sergeant Ramos, who is alone with Samuel in a remote location. Marta’s frantic phone call to her partner, who tells him the killer’s identity, comes too late and Sergeant Ramos murders Samuel before the police can arrive to rescue him.
The end of the world
After finding her partner’s body, a distraught Martha follows the Prophet into the town’s mine. Apparently ignorant of Samuel’s untimely demise, Deputy Inspector goes alone to track down her suspect and finds the missing nurse in Ramos’ victim chamber. By sheer luck, she manages to outmaneuver the Prophet, but not before he repeats the same haunting phrase every villain in this movie says over and over again: “This is just the beginning.”
At the hospital, Marta is delighted to find that her boyfriend has recovered from his encounter with Covid. When the recovering man makes a casual comment about the pandemic that feels like the end of the world, Marta’s response echoes what Samuel said earlier in the film: “It probably is.”
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