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La comunidad (2000)

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.

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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

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Julia
Eduardo Antuña ...
Charly
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Encarna (as Maria Asquerino)
Jesús Bonilla ...
Ricardo (as Jesus Bonilla)
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Paquita (as Marta Fernandez Muro)
Paca Gabaldón ...
Hortensia (as Paca Gabaldon)
Ane Gabarain ...
Karina
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Castro
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Emilio (as Emilio Gutierrez Caba)
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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.


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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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2.35 : 1
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Body Count: 6 See more »

Quotes

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...
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Y ¿si fuera ella?
Lyrics and Music composed by Alejandro Sanz
Performed by Alejandro Sanz (uncredited)
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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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