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The Contestant (2007)
"Concursante" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  16 March 2007 (Spain)
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A black comedy chronicling the fate of the biggest gameshow prize in history.

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Miryam Gallego ...
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Eloy
Myriam De Maeztu ...
Santillana
Luis Zahera ...
Pizarro
Óscar Rodríguez ...
Vendedor en el hangar
Juan Jesús Valverde ...
El Encargado
Amaia Lizarralde ...
Ejecutiva de TV
Luisa Martínez ...
Secretaria de Pizarro (as Luisa Martínez Pazos)
Juli Cantó ...
Empleado del banco
Javier Jurdao ...
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Tomás del Estal ...
Hombre de gris 2
Carlos Manuel Díaz ...
Superior en el banco
Charo Zapardiel ...
Teniente
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"The Contestant" recounts the roller coaster ride of Martin Circo, the lucky winner of the most lucrative game-show prize in television history to the tune of 3 Million Euros. In this biting satire on consumer society, Martin's stroke of luck sees his life turned upside down. Sometimes, one piece of good luck can ruin your life. Written by Anonimo

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A must see!!!!
20 March 2007 | by (Valencia, Spain) – See all my reviews

One of the most incredible movies of this year!! Superb!! A half way between a Scorsese made in Spain and Paul Thomas Anderson with a little taste of Billy Wilder and even Tony Scott. You can rarely see a so talented young director. It has a great script, which explains the lies of the banks and the financial system. But it's not boring at all, as if a young Orson Welles decided to guide the daring formal structure. The best editing I've ever seen in Spain, I can tell you, magic, genius. And Leonardo Sbaraglia does his best performance until now, two thumbs up for him. Difficult to believe you're seeing this in Spain. It's an spectacle!! Intelligent, funny, terrible, fast, crazy, intelligent again... Much more than a movie!! It may not be perfect, but it certainly is a great great film!!


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