The story begins with "Olvido Montal" (Lynn Endersson , director Jess Franco regular and one of the muses of "Striptease"), the trial judge received in the beach house cut chest of a woman, so inspector calls "Mendez" (José Luis López Vázquez) , takes you to a luxurious mansion Bassegoda family and shows a table that looks a portrait of the recently deceased wife Bassegoda with a bare chest without the other, "Mendez" suspected something dark in that family, and after visiting "Clara" (Assumpta Serna ) , an heiress who is being stalked by her violent husband, the proposed protection by a former boxer (Lorenzo Santamaria ) fresh out of prison who has confidence, she accepts and "Mendez" in addition to doing a favor lady and former inmate access ensures that family.
This film is based on the award title Planet 1984 namesake, the writer Francisco González Ledesma, with "Mendez" in his third appearance (after appearing as a supporting character in "Expediente Barcelona" , and as featured in "La Casa De Nuestros Padres" ), besides being the only incomprehensibly film adaptation of the best writer of that generation, is the only chance to see on screen that hard , unbelieving man, shrewd , and endearing trained police inspector Franco's police and later during "Transition" and to this day become "Old dog" that under the guise of dinosaur from another age goes his way intelligently solving all cases found with alternating frames taken from the pages of events and society , with a deep school knowledge that gives street have arisen from a tanning Ledesma in his years as a journalist in "La Vanguardia" , as the journalist "Carlos Bey", one of the characters that appear in this and some other novel in the series of "Mendez" could well be a transcript here.
The unmistakable touch "Silver Kane" that exude each and every one of his works (above all, "La Historia De Mis Calles" ), and good literary work that elevates him today as one of the best living writers of detective novels and manners in Spanish.
The film is an interesting portrait of Barcelona at the time, and surprised by the performance of José Luis López Vázquez in his character Inspector "Mendez ", curious to see the singer Lorenzo Santamaría acting, and the overwhelming beauty of Assumpta Serna.
The film thus becomes a essential film for Spanish classic movie fans.
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