Netflix’s Yara Review: Thrilling Yet Disheartening

Yara is a thriller drama directed by Marco Tullio Giordana, produced by Taodue Production and written by Graziano Diana. It stars Isabella Ragonese, Alessio Boni and Thomas Trabacchi in key roles. The movie is 96 minutes long. The film is based on a true story revolving around the case of a missing 13-year-old which is taken up by a determined prosecutor, the question is to what extremes and lengths will the officer have to go in order to unravel the truth.

– Netflix’s Yara review does not contain spoilers –

If you enjoy watching true crime thrillers, then here is a treat for you. The movie will keep you on your toes throughout, as it’s a mystery over the disappearance of a young girl named Yara. It will surprise you and keep you intrigued at the same time.  

Yara Gambirasaio is a young and smart girl who studies in eighth grade and likes to write all her thoughts down in a diary from her likes to dislikes, from friends to family, from good days to bad days. It would be right to say her diary is her best friend. She lives with her mom, dad, sister and two brothers in Bergamo, Italy. She likes rhythmic gymnastics and considers it the greatest sport of all time.

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An image from movie Yara
A still from Yara

One day, Yara was heading back home after her gym and she never returned. She was supposed to be home by evening. Her parents got worried as she wasn’t picking up her phone. Her mother, Maura, went to the gym and inquired about Yara.  On the other hand, her father Fulvio who is a surveyor went to the police station to report that their daughter is missing.

Letizia Ruggeri is the investigation officer handling the case of Yara.  The police started exploring different scenarios that may have happened like did she run away or it was a kidnapping or someone’s taking revenge. She leaves no stone unturned in order to solve Yara’s case. The case was closely followed by the media. Yara Gambiracio’s case shocked the natives of Brembate di Sopra.

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A still of  Yara's parents
A still from Amina

Yara is a social drama, which left me with a question of where we stand as a society and how much we still have to work in order to be better individuals not just for ourselves but for our upcoming generations as well.

It was upsetting for me to see that a young girl, who was just happy in her life, was not safe in her own neighbourhood. The question is that to date we have not been able to build an environment where our kids feel safe and sound. The film is based on a real event and it clearly reflected in the story.

The narrative of the film moves fast and is complex; it’s like if you blink you can miss out on some intricate detail about what’s going to happen next.  In the end, I felt that the movie was stretched a little bit. It could have been summed up in less time. The actors have done quite a decent job playing their respective characters. The background score adds to the suspense and thrill of the movie.


Yara Review: Final Thoughts

Overall, the movie is good. It carries various elements of suspense and thrill. If thriller is one of your favourite genres then you can surely give it a watch.

Yara is currently streaming on Netflix.

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Yara is a film revolving around the case of a missing 13-year old girl.

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Netflix's Yara Review: Thrilling Yet DishearteningYara is a film revolving around the case of a missing 13-year old girl.