27 user 32 critic

Common Wealth (2000)

La comunidad (original title)
The accidental discovery of a big fortune hidden in the apartment of a deceased man, will fill the heart of a real estate agent with greed and dreams of a luxurious life, but the neighbours think otherwise.


(as Alex de la Iglesia)


(as Jorge Guerricaecheverria), (as Alex de la Iglesia)
20 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An ambitious salesman will do anything for that big promotion he's been chasing, but inevitably he will learn that there is no such thing as the perfect crime.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Guillermo Toledo, Mónica Cervera, Enrique Villén
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal fan and an Italian connoisseur of the occult, to prevent the birth of the beast and the end of the world.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Álex Angulo, Armando De Razza, Santiago Segura
800 Bullets (2002)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Julián Torralba is a former movie stuntman in Almeria, Spain. He and several of his colleagues, who once made a living in American Westerns shot in Spain, now are reduced to doing stunt ... See full summary »

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Sancho Gracia, Ángel de Andrés López, Carmen Maura
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Nino and Bruno are two comedians who reach the heights of success with their duo act, turning them into huge TV celebrities. However, the hate between them grows as fast, and as much, as their fame.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Santiago Segura, El Gran Wyoming, Álex Angulo
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In a future world ruled by good-looking people, a terrorist group of mutants led by Ramon Yarritu kidnap the daughter of Orujo, a rich businessman, to claim for the rights of the ugly ... See full summary »

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Antonio Resines, Álex Angulo, Frédérique Feder
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young trapeze artist must decide between her lust for Sergio, the Happy Clown, or her affection for Javier, the Sad Clown, both of whom are deeply disturbed.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang
Action | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A psychotic criminal couple kidnaps a random teenage couple. The woman rapes the male captive, and lets him watch his lover being raped by the man. They then plan to sacrifice the couple.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Rosie Perez, Javier Bardem, Harley Cross
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A gang of escaping jewellery thieves get trapped by a coven of witches.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, Pepón Nieto
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An out-of-work publicist who suffers an accident looks to sell the exclusive interview rights to the highest bidder in an attempt to provide for his family.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: José Mota, Salma Hayek, Blanca Portillo
El Bola (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

El Bola, a 12 year old boy a.k.a. "Pellet" is a 12 year old boy raised in a violent and sordid environment. Embarrassed by his family life, he avoids becoming close to classmates. The ... See full summary »

Director: Achero Mañas
Stars: Juan José Ballesta, Pablo Galán, Alberto Jiménez
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Wafer factory-owner P. Tinto and his wife Olivia want a child of their own more than anything else in the world. Years of trying, however, have left them with nothing but a pair of ... See full summary »

Director: Javier Fesser
Stars: Luis Ciges, Janusz Ziemniak, Pablo Pinedo
Short | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A man comes into a bar in which there's only one other customer and asks the bartender to serve him a Mirinda (a Spanish orange drink). But then he refuses to pay for it, saying that the ... See full summary »

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Álex Angulo, Saturnino García, José Antonio Álvarez


Cast overview, first billed only:
Eduardo Antuña ...
Encarna (as Maria Asquerino)
Jesús Bonilla ...
Ricardo (as Jesus Bonilla)
Paquita (as Marta Fernandez Muro)
Paca Gabaldón ...
Hortensia (as Paca Gabaldon)
Ane Gabarain ...
Emilio (as Emilio Gutierrez Caba)
Dolores (as Kiti Manver)
Ramona (as Terele Pavez)
Roberto Perdomo ...
Manuel Tejada ...
Domínguez (as Enrique Villen)
Gorka Aguinagalde ...
Camillero 1


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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 »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

29 September 2000 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

A Comunidade  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


€4,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Body Count: 6 See more »


Julia: So kill me, too and stop boring me with your sermons. You're a fraud and a thief, like me, like everybody.
Emilio: No, I'm not a thief. I'm not a thief. I have a right to it, I do. We did the sports lottery together. I helped him guess the scores. He asked me for advice. He said..."Sporting against Real Sociedad"... And I... I... I said..."Tie". I don't know, it just came out of my mouth. No one else in Spain marked "Tie". Just me. I said, "Tie". When I heard he'd won the jackpot, I was glad. I swear I...
See more »


References Repulsion (1965) See more »


Why Wait
Composed by Dámaso Pérez Prado (as D. Pérez Prado)
Performed by Dámaso Pérez Prado (as Pérez Prado) & his Orchestra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of the best films from Spain!!!!
18 March 2003 | by (Monterrey N.L. México) – See all my reviews

This movie was great, i really loved the character development,the way director Alex de la Iglesia used its shots and gave us this dark comedy with suspense filled film. Now as a part of my vast collection this film stands as a great film from its director, i was (and still am in some sort of way) in love with his "Day of the beast" now his latest La Comunidad is a great film that shows us a fun story about people ways into big time money. I hope you have a chance to see it and have a blast about its crazyness and its fun ways to entertain all ages. The starwars freak in this film was so funny, i just love his scenes. I want to give it a good 10 out of 10 on Spanish cool horror/suspense films.

16 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Not so ORIGINAL - Polanski rip-off!!!! affinado
Shower Scene lionelpower-1
Where's the DVD? dolcevita481
Vader? TheVaderCollector
Arghhhh! Better editing, please! film_ophile
The Mirandas Killer pawprivate
Discuss Common Wealth (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: