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Common Wealth (2000)

La comunidad (original title)
Julia finds 300 million pesetas hidden in a dead man's house while selling an apartment. She's a 40-ish real estate agent now forced to face the wrath of a very peculiar community (of ... See full summary »

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(as Alex de la Iglesia)

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(as Jorge Guerricaecheverria), (as Alex de la Iglesia)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Julia
Eduardo Antuña ...
Charly
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Encarna (as Maria Asquerino)
Jesús Bonilla ...
Ricardo (as Jesus Bonilla)
Marta Fernández Muro ...
Paquita (as Marta Fernandez Muro)
Paca Gabaldón ...
Hortensia (as Paca Gabaldon)
Ane Gabarain ...
Karina
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Castro
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba ...
Emilio (as Emilio Gutierrez Caba)
Kiti Mánver ...
Dolores (as Kiti Manver)
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Ramona (as Terele Pavez)
Roberto Perdomo ...
Oswaldo
Manuel Tejada ...
Chueca
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Domínguez (as Enrique Villen)
Gorka Aguinagalde ...
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Storyline

Julia finds 300 million pesetas hidden in a dead man's house while selling an apartment. She's a 40-ish real estate agent now forced to face the wrath of a very peculiar community (of neighbors), headed by an unscrupulous administrator. Black humor gives way to suspense, closely followed by horror that doesn't take long in coming to a head in undisguised pandemonium. Written by ElianaG

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Una agente inmobiliaria con suerte... Un cadáver descompuesto... Una comunidad de vecinos codiciosos... 300 millones escondidos debajo de una baldosa... Algo huele a podrido en esta casa.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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29 September 2000 (Spain)  »

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A Comunidade  »

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Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)
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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The roof scene (and the Hotel Regina) provides a very good location of the flat on Calle Cedaceros, in Madrid, Spain. On the other hand the roundabout does not physically touch that block. See more »

Quotes

Domínguez: The suitcase! Fucking greed will send us to hell.
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Connections

References Saboteur (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Wait
Composed by Dámaso Pérez Prado (as D. Pérez Prado)
Performed by Dámaso Pérez Prado (as Pérez Prado) & his Orchestra
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A first class thriller with some wonderful touches of black comedy. A real return to form for Alex de la Iglesia!
23 January 2003 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

The last movie I saw directed by Alex de la Iglesia was the disappointing 'Perdita Duranga', which had very little of the inspired invention and originality of his brilliant horror comedy classic 'The Day Of The Beast'. It always felt like a bit of a compromise to me - Iglesia takes on Hollywood and loses. 'Common Wealth' sees the director back in Spain, and back in complete control, and what we end up with is a first rate thriller cum black comedy. Almodovar regular Carmen Maura leads a great ensemble cast in this hugely enjoyable movie. In some ways reminiscent of other "unexpected windfall" movies like 'Shallow Grave' and 'A Simple Plan', Iglesias then takes the basic plot premise in new, unforeseen directions. The viewer is left constantly surprised, and the film is engrossing right until the very end. Highly recommended!


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