4.3/10
73
2 user 1 critic

El furgón (2003)

Three second-rate delinquints - a retired, crippled pickpocket, a man born and raised in a prision who's never seen a day of freedom, and a young loser - escape from the police van that is ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A thief is caught up in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse between a maverick cop and London crime boss.

Director: George Isaac
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Rufus Sewell, Toby Stephens
Ninette (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Andrés, a dowdy Spaniard, goes to Paris on holiday, hoping to meet a pretty French girl. His wishes may come true after meeting Ninette, his landlord's sensual and possessive young daughter.

Director: José Luis Garci
Stars: Carlos Hipólito, Elsa Pataky, Enrique Villén
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Everyone's favorite mad scientist Herbert West is currently in jail after having state's evidence turned against him by his former assistant, Dan Cain. While being led away, some re-agent ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Tommy Dean Musset, Jason Barry
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Dreams of fame take Diana from Madrid to Hollywood. She seems to be on the right path when a powerful agent notices her, but he only wants someone for a sham marriage with a secretly gay star.

Director: Bigas Luna
Stars: Elsa Pataky, Peter Coyote, Paul Sculfor
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two angels, one from the heaven and one from the hell, come to earth to save the soul of a boxer.

Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Victoria Abril, Jero García
Tattoo Bar (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A radical love story.

Director: Jo Sol
Stars: Alexis Valdés, Mercedes Ortega, Paulina Gálvez
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A frustrated actor travels to Spain in search of a playwright, a trip that unexpectedly binds him to a group of five previously unconnected people.

Director: Maria Matteoli
Stars: Kelsey Asbille, Elsa Pataky, Marcia Gay Harden
Romasanta (2004)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An uproar is caused when some mutilated cadavers are discovered, giving way to the legend of the "Werewolf of Allariz". A traveling vendor rolls through the forest in his old wagon. A woman... See full summary »

Director: Paco Plaza
Stars: Julian Sands, Elsa Pataky, John Sharian
Iznogoud (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A corrupt Vazeer (Minister) tries to get rid of the Caliph and gets away with every conspiracy until..

Director: Patrick Braoudé
Stars: Michaël Youn, Arno Chevrier, Jacques Villeret
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Director: Raúl Marchand Sánchez
Stars: Iñaki Miramón, Josema Yuste, Josep Julien
Menos es más (2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Carlos has always dreamed about being an actor; he is 18 years old and is working with his best friend, Polilla in the amusement park "Isla Mágica", en Seville. Both made a promise when ... See full summary »

Director: Pascal Jongen
Stars: Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Vanessa Sáiz, Elsa Pataky
Skate or Die (2008)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

When they happen to witness the murder of a drug dealer in an underground car park, Jerome and Benjamin, teenagers from the suburbs, need all their wits - but more importantly their ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Courtois
Stars: Mickey Mahut, Idriss Diop, Elsa Pataky
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
El Manco
...
Santos
Carlos Fuentes ...
Dani
...
Nina
Aitor Mazo ...
Boris
Luis Cuenca ...
Abogado
Manuel Galiana ...
Juez
Rafael Álvarez 'El Brujo' ...
Inspector
...
Cajero (as Oscar Ladoire)
Víctor Manuel Sánchez ...
Ruso 1
Alejandro Cobo ...
Ruso 2
José María Rueda ...
Guardia 1 (as Jose Mª Rueda)
Antonio Bravo ...
Guardia 2
Ismael Martínez ...
Guardia 3
Candela Rabal ...
Guardia 4
Edit

Storyline

Three second-rate delinquints - a retired, crippled pickpocket, a man born and raised in a prision who's never seen a day of freedom, and a young loser - escape from the police van that is taking them back to prison when it crashes.

They jump a freight train and make their way to the Mediterranean coast, and hide out in an isolated mansion by the sea.

In spite of the fact that it's the off-season for tourism, the house seems to be well maintained and strangely well stocked. Almost as strange as the sudden appearance of Nina, a young foreigner, whom the three fugitives have no choice but to hold against her will.

However, when Nina is followed by some shady Russian mafia figures, our 'heroes' become accidentally involved in a plutonium-trafficking scheme. In this fast moving feature nobody is what they seem and three escaped criminals turn out to be the only ones amidst lies, plots and seduction who act in the name of honesty.

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 June 2003 (Spain)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€48,793 (Spain), 8 June 2003, Limited Release
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Tintarella di Luna
Written by Franco Migliacci and Bruno De Filippi (as Bruno Filippi)
Performed by Javier Gurruchaga
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
About writing and stupidity
11 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

Fiction is an amazing world. Anything can be written in the piece of paper the writer has in his hand, and it can direct us to a world we've never visited. Get Charlie Kaufman, for example. What a mind! He takes an idea, or maybe he doesn't, and starts to show his magic putting some words together.

Sometimes things can also go wrong, even if the intention is good. Now I'm talking about "El Furgón". We'll get to the written part in less than a minute.

Let's see; we meet one stupid man. We meet another stupid man, and another stupid man. Because of the stupid things they do, they end up in a "furgón" (a car that police uses to take thieves to prison). Now we have three stupid persons together. The three men escape from the "furgón" because of a stupid thing. Now they are in an abandoned house enjoying life; and they continue to do stupid things! Of course, there had to be a girl; she's gorgeous and, guess...Stupid! She says she can speak English when she needs to, but she speaks the language awfully. The situation that is developed after the girl arrives, is one of the most stupid situations I've ever seen in a film.

I was disappointed because I like Spanish cinema; it always makes me feel good. It has a natural and warm style difficult to see in any other movies. Benito Rabal, the movie director, tries to impress with some shots, but it's not good enough (not even for the movie he's making). When he writes (we were talking about that) he tries to be funny and we laugh; at some situations and at his efforts. He did a good job with his cast, although. Casting the experienced Sancho García was a good idea, and he provides a little bit of class to the film. Pablo Carbonell tries his best with what he has; he was funny, in a stupid way. The rest of the cast...I didn't notice it.

That's what sometimes happens. It's not the actors fault, it's not the characters' fault. Maybe it's Benito Rabal's fault, who knows? Maybe the movie intended to be stupid, on purpose. Anyway, stupidity ensues...


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Best of 2017: Our Favorite Movie and TV Stills

Take a look at our favorite movie and TV stills from the past year. Spot any of your faves?

Browse the Best of 2017