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Gonzalo López-Gallego (screenplay)
Javier Gullón (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 July 2008 (France) See more »
Quim drives around an isolated rural area through a maze of lanes. When he drives into the woods, he gets lost... See more » | Add synopsis »
4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order)

Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Quim

María Valverde ... 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

Directed by
Gonzalo López-Gallego 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Javier Gullón  screenplay
Javier Gullón  story
Gonzalo López-Gallego  screenplay

Produced by
Juanma Arance .... executive producer
Juanma Arance .... producer
Álvaro Augustín .... producer
Miguel Bardem .... producer
Elena Manrique .... executive producer
Juan Pita .... executive producer
Juan Pita .... producer
Original Music by
David Crespo 
Cinematography by
José David Montero 
Film Editing by
Gonzalo López-Gallego 
Production Design by
Juana Arance 
Peio Villalba 
Costume Design by
Tatiana Hernández 
Makeup Department
Carolina Madera .... assistant makeup artist
José Quetglás .... makeup designer
Production Management
Javier Mateos .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Susana González .... first assistant director
Víctor Taberner .... second assistant director
Art Department
Imanol Echeverría .... property master
Javier López Antía .... property master
Sound Department
Juanma López .... boom operator
Daniel Urdiales .... sound
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
Visual Effects by
Helmuth Barnert .... visual effects supervisor
Manuel Barrero .... digital effects artist
Marta Cañavate .... digital compositor
Ricardo G. Elipe .... senior visual effects compositor
Javier Marco Rubio .... visual effects producer
Fatima Montes .... digital artist
José Miguel Zapata .... digital compositor
Borja Bargueño .... stunts
Ignacio Carreño .... stunt coordinator
Eduardo Fabiani .... stunts
Eduardo Fedriani .... stunt double: Leonardo Sbaraglia
Gemo Garcia .... stunts
Diego Herberg .... stunts
Eduardo Meilan .... stunts
César Solar .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Kike de la Fuente .... assistant: steadicam
José Ramón Delgado .... focus puller: second unit
Peque Griffin .... steadicam operator
Jordi Monferrer .... assistant camera
Alberto Rivas .... video assist
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sara Cabrera .... set costumer
Other crew
Catalina Cabrera .... script supervisor
Víctor Fandiño .... production assistant
Elena Saz Orozco .... production staff
Jaime Ortiz de Artiñano .... business affairs
Kevin Otero Speight .... production assistant (as Kevin Otero)
Beatriz Burdman .... thanks
Fernando Navarro .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"King of the Hill" - Canada (English title), UK (DVD title)
"Naked: Man Hunting" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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References Shadow of the Colossus (2005) (VG)See more »


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25 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Hail to the King, Baby!, 7 December 2008
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

The "hunting humans" formula is one of the oldest (ever since the magnificent "The Most Dangerous Game" in 1933) but still most effective formulas in horror/suspense cinema. The creators of "El Rey de la Montaña" clearly were very much aware of that and, additionally, this instant sleeper cult-hit from Spain even feature the atmosphere of a genuine early 70's backwoods survival shocker. This is one of the greatest and most intensely disturbing chillers to have come out in Europe in last ten years or so, and that is saying a lot because Europe is the most flourishing continent for the horror genre at the moment. Although working from a very basic and rudimentary script director Gonzalo López-Gallego keeps his film surprising and totally unpredictable, mainly thanks to some shocking story revelations, very atypical character drawings and a sublime use of the desolate filming locations. On his way to his ex-girlfriend, Quim meets an attractive young girl named Bea and has sex with her in the gas station's toilet. Her love, however, isn't very sincere as she steals Quim's wallet and goes away. He searches for her in the mountainous countryside, but his chase comes to an abrupt end when an invisible shooter (or shooters) fires at his car. Now he and Bea will have to work together in order to stay alive and, on top of everything, deal with distrustful policemen and survive the robust landscape. "King of the Hill" is a uniquely versatile film. The camera alternately follows the preys as well as the hunters, the latter from first-person-shooter perspective like often used in video games, and I don't think you are supposed to feel connected with any of them. There simply aren't any heroes in this story. Quim is a stalker and a coward, Bea is a thief and a tramp, and just wait until you see who the marksmen are and what their motivations to hunt people down are exactly. The film contains relatively few graphic violence or raw images. The shock-impact merely relies on the unexpected plot twists and the truly astounding locations. Not since "Deliverance" has there been another movie that managed to make nature look so menacing! I'm not entirely sure if the movie was intended as criticism towards the increasing amount of violence featuring in video games and how far this negatively influences our children, but it's first and foremost a nail-biting thriller that also messes with you head. At the end of the film, you don't know who to root for anymore and so many questions remain unanswered, but presumably that's part of the power of this perplexing tense thriller. Watch this guaranteed future cult classic as soon as you can, but – please – be careful not to read too many reviews, news articles or interviews with cast and crew before you do, as a lot of these reveal essential plot twists.

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