MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 31,052 this week

El rey de la montaña (2007)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 2,590 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 43 critic

Quim drives around an isolated rural area through a maze of lanes. When he drives into the woods, he gets lost. Trying to find his direction, he suddenly gets shot from the hill. On his ... See full summary »

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

TOP
a list of 41 titles
created 03 Dec 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 21 Aug 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 10 Nov 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: El rey de la montaña (2007)

El rey de la montaña (2007) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of El rey de la montaña.
4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Vicente Peñarrocha
Stars: Gustavo Salmerón, Goya Toledo, José Coronado
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Based on a novel by Lorenzo Silva, this movie deals with the unusual and tragic relationship between a frustrated businessman and a 14-year-old student. After crashing into the rear of the ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca
Stars: Luis Tosar, Mar Regueras, María Valverde
The Mule (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A soldier protects a mule during the Spanish Civil War. Based on the novel by Juan Eslava Galan.

Director: Michael Radford
Stars: María Valverde, Mario Casas, Antonio Gil
Invader (2012)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After almost getting killed in a terrorist attack during an international mission, Pablo, a Spanish military doctor returns home to heal his wounds with his family. Soon Pablo starts ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Calparsoro
Stars: Alberto Ammann, Antonio de la Torre, Karra Elejalde
Melissa P. (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An adolescent girl, living with her mother and her grandmother, will have her first sexual experiences in a heavy and excessive way.

Director: Luca Guadagnino
Stars: María Valverde, Letizia Ciampa, Primo Reggiani
Hierro (2009)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After her son goes missing, a broken mother returns months later to the island of El Hierro to identify a body. She finds out her son is not the only one missing.

Director: Gabe Ibáñez
Stars: Elena Anaya, Bea Segura, Mar Sodupe
Madrid, 1987 (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two characters: old and young; teacher and pupil; man and woman. Four walls within which they conjure intellectualism, relive the profession (journalism), explore politics and discover each other.

Director: David Trueba
Stars: José Sacristán, María Valverde, Ramon Fontserè
The Borgia (2006)
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.

Director: Antonio Hernández
Stars: Lluís Homar, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, María Valverde
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

"The Anarchist's Wife" is the story of Manuela who is left behind when her husband Justo fights for his ideals against Franco's Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War. He is deported to ... See full summary »

Directors: Marie Noelle, Peter Sehr
Stars: María Valverde, Juan Diego Botto, Ivana Baquero
Fracture (2016)
Thriller

Driving cross-country, Ray and his wife and daughter stop at a highway rest area where his daughter falls and breaks her arm. After a frantic rush to the hospital and a clash with the ... See full summary »

Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Pau Atienza
Stars: María Valverde, Nieve de Medina, Agnès Mateus
Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Quim
...
Bea
Thomas Riordan ...
Hermano Menor
Andrés Juste ...
Hermano Mayor
Pablo Menasanch ...
Guardia Joven
Francisco Olmo ...
Guardia Mayor
Manuel Sánchez Ramos ...
Empleado Gasolinera
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael De La Torre ...
Quim - English Language Dubbing
Edit

Storyline

Quim drives around an isolated rural area through a maze of lanes. When he drives into the woods, he gets lost. Trying to find his direction, he suddenly gets shot from the hill. On his escape from gunshots, he meets Bea, an attractive young woman, who apparently is lost as well. Suspicious of each other, they join forces to run away through the forest, unprotected, cold, hunted... Written by Distributor

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 September 2008 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

King of the Hill  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Shadow of the Colossus (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nearly a rather good thriller, sunk by a poor final block
13 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's always fun to watch unsuspecting travellers encounter the horrors of the back-roads, so I was rather looking forward to King of The Hill. We follow Quim, on a mission to get back together with his girlfriend but put a little off track when an impromptu gas station tryst with a mysterious lady ends in her stealing his wallet. They meet again, but not before both have come under fire from a sniper, and the movie proceeds with the two of them trying to evade their unseen antagonists. Director Gonzalo Lopez Galego keeps things tight and mysterious for much of the time, concentrating on pace over character and attractive visuals and periodically jolting the viewers with short sharp bursts of action, skilfully turning the heat up moment by moment. The mountainous setting, trees, slopes and blue sky are well captured by the gorgeous cinematography of Jose David Montero, a picturesque setting at interesting odds with the impersonal menace that lurks within. Happily, the setting isn't just used for prettiness but excitement too, with rivers, trees, pitfalls and bushes all obstacles to navigate, there's an adventurous spirit to goings on that takes the film closer to classics like Deliverance than the more clichéd back-woods nastiness that tend to dominate films of this type. Stars Leonardo Sbaraglia and Maria Valverde make for a sympathetic pairing, wisely the film doesn't stop to long to give them a relationship but they have a certain mild chemistry that makes their bond under adversity a compelling one. For around two thirds or so of its length King of The Hill is rather great, hardly earth shattering in its events or approach but sufficiently well handled that it really stands out, unfortunately it doesn't end the same way. Like most films of its mysterious ilk, there's a "big reveal" here, and it's deeply ill-advised, an attempt at sombre significance that flops hard. A turn in events that would be unlikely and fairly tricky to pull off even if it were a significant part of the film from the start, here the film expects us to just buy the plot turn and then continues in the same uncompromising vein as before. To say much about why it doesn't work would be going into spoiler territory and since other have enjoyed this much more than I and not been troubled by the finale I won't divulge events, but for me it was daft verging on laughable, it not only took all the wind out of the film's sails but also rather tainted what had gone before. A saddening turn of events, as I wanted to dig this one and it came close to being a winner, but I can only go by my final impression, which was one of disappointment. A 5/10 then, even though for a fair amount of the runtime this is more like a high 7.


2 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why does Quim run away from Bea ?? regali
similar to Eden Lake lisandro_colon
Quim dharding-3
Decent enough. light_dark_me
Bea is smoking hot scotty999
Is this available on DVD? jtrinc
Discuss El rey de la montaña (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?