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Director:
Writers:
Alberto Rodríguez (story)
Rafael Cobos (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 April 2012 (Spain) See more »
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11 wins & 26 nominations See more »
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Based on actual events, a gritty, gripping action thriller that runs on all cylinders See more (4 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Inmaculada Alcántara ... Mujer Mateo (as Inma Alcántara)
Andrés Blanco ... Policía Uniformado 3
Javier Berger ... Yonki Churrería
Manuel Bernal ... Policía Uniformado 2
Jacinto Bobo ... Hermano Joven Chalet
Edu Bulnes ... Cura
Adelfa Calvo ... Señora Mayor
Jesús Carroza ... Yonki Candelaria

Mario Casas ... Ángel
Pedro Cervantes ... Eulogio
Inma Cuesta ... Elena
Antonio José Fernández ... Travesti
Juan Carlos de Borbón ... Himself (archive footage)
Óscar Fernández ... Yonki 2 Canal
Simón Ferrero ... Instructor Policía
Lucía Guerrero ... Lucía
Antonio Gómiz ... Tipo Piso Redada
Juan Jesús González ... Novio Travesti
Gloria de Jesús ... Señora Mayor 2
Diana Lázaro ... Marisa, Diario Sur
Alberto López ... Yonki Pelirrojo
Pablo López ... Tipo Pelea
Luis Martínez ... Yonki Soplo
José Maldonado ... Detenido 1
Carolina Montoya ... Chica Pendientes
Paqui Montoya ... Auxiliar de Enfermería
Daniel Morilla ... Compañero Tomás
Joaquín Núñez ... Mateo
Carlos Olalla ... Don Julián
Elías Pelayo ... Tomás
Daniel Pinelo ... Enfermero Ambulancia
Adrián Pino ... Preso
José Manuel Poga ... Miguel
Iván Ramos ... Yonki 1 Canal (as Iván Ramos 'el Pumu')
Rafael Puerto ... Joven Chalet
Mercedes Reyes ... Carmela
José Miguel Rodríguez ... Forense
Antonio Salazar ... Magistrado
Alfonso Sánchez ... Amador
Ángela Sánchez Barroso ... Caperucita
Estefanía de los Santos ... La Caoba

Antonio de la Torre ... Rafael
Eduardo Tovar ... Simón

Julián Villagrán ... Joaquín
Isabel Zayas ... Agustina
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Óscar Corrales ... Yonki del Canal (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alberto Rodríguez 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rafael Cobos  screenplay
Rafael Cobos  story
Alberto Rodríguez  story

Produced by
José Antonio Félez .... executive producer
José Antonio Félez .... producer
Gervasio Iglesias .... producer
Chris Silva .... executive producer
José Rafael Sánchez-Monte .... producer
 
Original Music by
Julio de la Rosa 
 
Cinematography by
Alex Catalán 
 
Film Editing by
José M. G. Moyano 
 
Casting by
Eva Leira 
Yolanda Serrano 
 
Art Direction by
Pepe Domínguez 
 
Costume Design by
Fernando García 
 
Makeup Department
Juan Espinosa .... make-up and hair assistant
Rafael Mora .... make-up and hair assistant
Yolanda Piña .... make-up and hair
Cristina Rivero .... make-up and hair assistant
 
Production Management
Paco Almazo .... production manager
Paco Almazo .... unit production manager
Poto Balbontin .... production manager
Juan Antonio Balbotín .... pre-production manager
Iván Benjumea-Rey .... post-production manager
Manuela Ocón .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Javier Amores .... trainee assistant director
Adán Barajas .... first assistant director
Adrián Orr .... second assistant director
Cayetana Pascual .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Alfonso Jesús Alemán .... props
Susanna Fernàndez .... assistant decorator (as Susana Fernández)
Sebastian Iampietro .... outdoors property
Manuela López .... property master
Dani Suazo .... props
 
Sound Department
Jaume Duque .... dubbing technician
Juan Egoscozábal .... assistant boom operator
Álex F. Capilla .... foley artist
Eduardo G. Castro .... foley mixer
Jordi Gil .... dubbing technician
Pelayo Gutiérrez .... sound editor
Ana Belén Martín .... post sound production
Antonio Mejías .... boom operator
César Molina .... assistant sound editor
Rafa Paniagua .... post-sound assistant
Carlos Pérez Valero .... boom operator
Nacho Royo-Villanova .... foley mixer
Nacho Royo-Villanova .... sound re-recording mixer
Sergio Testón .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby consultant
Daniel de Zayas .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Carlos Ferrández Hernández .... special effects coordinator
Carlos Martín .... special effects technician
Cesar Moreno .... special effects technician
Pedro Moreno .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Juan Alonso .... digital compositor
Juan Francisco Calero .... digital compositor
Alberto Esteban .... digital effects supervisor
Ricardo G. Elipe .... visual effects compositor
Manuel Huertas .... compositor
Manuel Huertas .... digital effects artist
Carlos Ibáñez .... digital compositor
Israel Millán .... compositor
Israel Millán .... digital compositor
Óscar Perea Marcos .... digital compositor
Pablo Urrutia .... digital effects supervisor
Juan Ventura .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Antonio Arnalde López .... stunt performer
Antonio Arnalte .... stunt driver
Domingo Beltrán .... stunt performer
Ignacio Herráez Pereira .... stunt performer (as Ignacio Herraiz Pereira)
Jesús López Erena .... stunt performer
Alejandro López Estacio .... rigger
Jesús López Goncer .... stunt performer
Antonio Oña Sánchez .... stunt coordinator (as Antonio Oña)
Juan Manuel Torres Gómez .... stunt performer
Cuco Usín .... stunt coordinator
Miguel Villalba .... rigger
Cuco Usín .... stunt double: Mario Casas (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mariano Agudo .... assistant camera
Jorge Borreguero .... assistant electrician
Eduardo Cabrera .... assistant electrician
Paco Cano .... assistant camera (as Paco Cano Zambrano)
Sergio Carrillo .... assistant electrician
Javier Catalán .... camera trainee
Cristina Cerezo Calzada .... video assist (as Cristina Cerezo)
Óscar Fernández .... assistant electrician
Gonzalo Frías .... electrician
Juan Carlos Gorriz .... assistant camera (as Juan Carlos Górriz)
Alberto Gómez Bech .... assistant electrician
Ángel López .... key grip
Kike Marín .... electrician
Javi Navarro .... electrician
Juanjo Palomeque .... making-of
José Gabriel Rivas .... gaffer (as José Gabriel Rivas 'Pipo')
Guillermo Rojas .... making-of
Rubén Ruiz .... assistant electrician
Ramiro Sabell hijo .... assistant camera (as Ramiro Sabell)
Juanjo Sánchez .... camera and steadicam operator
Julián Tenorio .... assistant electrician (as Julián Pedro Tenorio)
Klaus Track .... digital imaging technician
Julio Vergne .... still photographer
Jens Zahorszky .... second camera assistant
 
Casting Department
Ana Alonso .... extras casting
Laura Alvea .... casting assistant
Pepe Ola .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebeca Bermúdez .... costume assistant
Lourdes Fuentes .... assistant costume designer
Edgar Molinos .... costume assistant (as Edgar Molinos Torres)
Carmen Montaraz .... seamstress
Isabel Pérez .... costume trainee
 
Editorial Department
Iván Benjumea-Rey .... post-production coordinator
Pilar Gómez Angulo .... editor trainee
Pablo Pérez Rojo .... assistant editor
Juan Ventura .... colorist
 
Music Department
Julio de la Rosa .... musician
Pablo Magariños .... musician
Dany Richter .... music sound engineer (as Dani Richter)
Cecilio Santiago .... musician
 
Other crew
Eva Aguayo .... production trainee
Mariano Agudo .... location manager
Alicia Baena .... production staff
Daniel Bermúdez .... production trainee
Vicente Canales .... head of sales
Rafael Cobos .... acting coach
Sonia Díaz Roncero .... production secretary
Isaac Falcón .... production trainee
José Ángel Galán .... security
Juan Carlos Gil España .... security
Alfonso Gil Fernández .... security
Nieves González .... assistant location manager
Rafael López de la Manzanara Cuadri .... location manager (as Rafael López de la Manzanara)
Jesús Milla .... production trainee
Álvaro Parrilla .... production trainee
Lara Sastre .... location manager
Elio Segui .... press (as Elio Seguí Polnoroff)
Cristina Sutherland .... marketing director
Sergio Toledo .... script supervisor
Mario Álvarez .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Jesús Carroza .... the director wishes to thank
Enrico Vecchi .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Grupo 7" - Spain (original title)
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Runtime:
96 min
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Continuity: After being humiliated by a drug neighborhood, Angel drives the Ford Granada into the crowd, where th windscreen is broken. When they turn and drive away, the windscreen is by magic whole again.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Los Goya 27 edición (2013) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bajo tu miradaSee more »

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Based on actual events, a gritty, gripping action thriller that runs on all cylinders, 10 October 2012
Author: larry-411 from United States

Flash back to Seville, Spain, in the late 1980s as the city prepares to welcome millions of visitors to Expo '92, The Universal Exposition of Seville. In order to present a modern, safe image to the world, the government wisely decides to try and rid the downtown area of its rampant drug crime. "Unit 7" is created, an elite group of narcotics officers with a mandate to use whatever means necessary to wipe out drug trafficking. Just make sure it's legal and, if not, that nobody finds out.

Based on actual events, the original story was penned by Rafael Cobos and Alberto Rodriguez. Cobos developed the screenplay and Rodriguez directed. This is their third collaboration.

The four team members, Ángel (Mario Casas), Rafael (Antonio de la Torre), Mateo (Joaquín Núñez), and Miguel (José Manuel Poga), are predictably thrown together with the typical rookie vs. veteran, family man vs. womanizer dynamic that sets up what could be clichéd character arcs. The fact that they're not owes much to Cobos' taut script, to be sure, but the narrative's spark of authenticity is mainly due to the heartfelt performances and obvious on screen chemistry of the actors.

Despite its ensemble setup, the star of the film, in reality, is Mario Casas. With his adoring wife, newborn baby, and, of course, a sweet doggie at home, Ángel is the soul of Unit 7, and the story is told primarily through his eyes. He's lit like an angel in a stained glass church window and behaves like one, to boot. It's established from the start that the appropriately and not coincidentally named Ángel, as the most sympathetic character, is the one to watch.

His transformation from baby-faced naif to wannabe Clint Eastwood is what the audience expects, and Casas delivers, yet still surprises at many turns. He's a worthy protagonist in an otherwise Central Casting narc squad. Poga, Núñez, and de la Torre do an admirable job as contrasting characters and in comic relief. But without Casas, while this would be a fine project, it would lack the humanity he brings to the story.

Technical elements are superb with big budget production values. Single-point lighting is favored in the officers' homes, with soft shadows and a warm color palette bathed in amber, reflecting the safe, comfortable environment they have to look forward to at the end of the day. Stark street exteriors are cold and pushed blue, mirroring the vulnerability and harsh reality of the workplace where there's little safety and notorious drug gangs lurk around every corner.

Julio de la Rosa's incessantly pounding score perfectly matches the brutally fast-paced action. When the "drug bust theme" kicks in you know there's some major whuppin' about to go down.

Cinematographer Alex Catalán sticks to stationary tripod shots in the characters' "safe places," at home and at the police station. As the action moves outdoors and into the streets, the camera-work phases into Steadicam and hand-held. The action sequences are filled with heartstopping crane and helicopter shots, along with a copious amount of hand-held closeups, coordinated to the throbbing drug bust theme. There's a grainy grindhouse feel to these scenes which is evocative of the thrilling police dramas of the 70s. Never lost is the breathtaking landscape of the city and its beautiful surroundings, captured elegantly in Catalán's lens as a loving postcard from Seville.

This Spanish entry in an otherwise well-worn genre could have been formulaic but, with passionate performances and Cobos' smart and witty script, it remains focused and compelling. "Unit 7" is a gritty, gripping action thriller that runs on all cylinders.

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