This compelling story of the supernatural, deals with two men who are desperate to preserve their lives and their souls. Martin Mondragon is a psychologist in his thirties, trying to win ...
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19-year-old Argentina Martin has a nearly fatal drug overdose. After that his mother sends him to Madrid, where his film director father (also called Martin) lives with his new much younger lover Alicia and gay actor friend Dante.
Juan Diego Botto,
Collateral Man, is a new twist to the old Faust tale: this time the pact includes a guarantor, a collateral man who, as first male descendant of the signer, will have to turn in his soul for a deal he never made.
This compelling story of the supernatural, deals with two men who are desperate to preserve their lives and their souls. Martin Mondragon is a psychologist in his thirties, trying to win back the love of his ex-girlfriend April. His busy life is under control until a stranger named Joe Sagasti e-mails him for an urgent appointment. Sagasti introduces himself as a Devil's messenger with the mission of collecting an unpaid debt to Satan left by Martin's grandfather. As the first male descendant of the debtor, Martin is the natural guarantor of the transaction, the collateral man. The grandfather got the love of his life, but cheated the Devil of his due-and Martin must pay. A drop of blood, and the matter can be settled very easily. Martin, lucid and with a rational mentality, believes he has encountered just another lunatic. Sagasti sets out to banish Martin's disbelief with a series of events that turn Martin's life into the worst nightmare he could imagine. Murder, torture, and ... Written by
A friend gave me 4 VHS with 8 episodes of this miniseries, and it's awesome! I learned it's being offered for remake in the US, and I hope it happens. The novel that came after, Collateral Man, is as good as the TV version, and much easier and cheap to get it (from Amazon) until we can see it on the US theaters or TV screens. Hope you can enjoy it as much as I did, and so many millions of Argentineans (as I was told). The new premise for the old Faust tale, it's very creative to have a guarantor (a collateral man) for the cases that the soul-vendor finds a way not to give his soul to the Devil. And Sagasti, as a soul collector, it's one of the best evil characters I've ever saw. Made me remember a lot Robert De Niro's, Angel Heart, characterization. Try to get it! You won't be disappointed.
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