Based on a true story. In the 70's, during the last stages of Franco's dictatorship, Txema, a basque construction worker, is arrested because of his connection to some terrorists who have ... See full summary »
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Robert De Niro
Based on a true story. In the 70's, during the last stages of Franco's dictatorship, Txema, a basque construction worker, is arrested because of his connection to some terrorists who have just committed a murder. The secret service see in him an ideal candidate to infiltrate the terrorist band ETA and become a mole, so they try to offer him a deal if he will do so. At first he's not too interested, but his financial problems (probably caused by the secret service itself) finally force him to take their money and accept the mission. He adopts the undercover name of "Lobo" (Wolf) and becomes an active member of the band, making all the right connections until he reaches the top and acquires the trust of its leaders. In the process, he discovers that the group has deep internal divisions between those who want to abandon the armed fight and become just a political party, and those who want to keep the terrorist activity until they can proclaim the independence of the Basque country. ... Written by
On chapter 5 of the DVD, almost at minute 19 of the film, a caption says it's 1973. There's a wedding and while Amaia sings (00:20:33) we can see a cymbal in the background, whose brand is Sabian. This brand was founded in Canada in 1981. See more »
You can use all of your bullets except for this one. This one... is for Lobo.
You cannot live in Spain and not know about ETA. I lived there for six years, and often heard about their never-ending war against the high ranking Spanish military, police, and others. This film is about a spy that managed to infiltrate ETA.
As a political thriller, it is a good film that shows how bad both sides can get when there is tension. They even put a hit out on El Lobo to get good press. In fact, they kill one of their own to get at him.
Amidst the intrigue, El Lobo (Eduardo Noriega) manages some fringe benefits with Amaia (Mélanie Doutey), including one balaclava-clad tryst that was interesting. But, she proves to be fickle, and joins one of the leaders in his bed. Meanwhile, Noriega is getting in so deep that he forgets he has a wife (Silvia Abascal) waiting at home.
And, now he is a pariah to the good guys. His own wife considers him a traitor to his people.
They got the job done, but at what cost. Very good story, and Noriega was excellent.
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