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Witching and Bitching (2013)

Las brujas de Zugarramurdi (original title)
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A gang of escaping jewellery thieves get trapped by a coven of witches.
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Maritxu
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Sergio (as Gabriel Delgado)
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Silvia
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Pacheco
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Luismi
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El Inadaptado Social
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Manuel Tallafé ...
El Hombre de Badajoz
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Anciana Traqueotomizada
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A gang of armed robbers disguised as street performers, is on the run in frantic attempt to escape from the Police in the crowded streets of Madrid, after the robbery of a gold exchange pawn shop. With the unwilling help of a taxi driver, they head towards the safety of the borders, until night arrives and a safe place to rest is found in the notorious village of Zugarramurdi, known for some witch activity in the past. After numerous encounters with the bizarre, the unexpected and the occult, the clumsy thieves must learn fast the ways of the coven, in order to save themselves and the world from the next witch apocalypse! Written by Nick Riganas

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The exteriors for the opening "heist" scene was filmed is Puerta Del Sol. The director said it was one of the most difficult things he ever had to film, because Puertra Del Sol is in a 'totally central location', impossible to build a set for and recreate, and could not be shut down temporarily for filming. He said they had to make it a "guerilla shoot" as far the exteriors (and some brief interiors). The store that offers to "Turn Gold Into Cash" that is robbed during the heist is an actual store, and the real store-front was used. See more »

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Graciana:
  • The sacrifices we made to send you to the worst schools, and now you tell me you like this man, because he is a good person. Let's go, please!



Eva:
  • But he looks at me with those eyes...



Miren:
  • What eyes? Pull them out!



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Wickedly funny (that can't be original).
31 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

A really freaky, really unconventional, Spanish film. "Witching and Bitching" is an offbeat mash-up of comedy, thriller/action, fantasy, and horror.

To me it plays like a much more intelligent "From Dusk to Dawn", trading some outright gruesomeness for a lot smarter script, which consequently makes it more psychologically disturbing. Some women (obviously) have commented that they consider this film to be very anti-female, depicting the fairer sex as being brutally castrating; however, I would guess that these no doubt extremely dour, stone-faced, feminists don't just read Jezebel.com, they probably also write for it. I'd allow that it wouldn't be shocking if the creative force behind this movie was a heterosexual guy who had recently exited some kind of highly dysfunctional relationship, but the perceived negativity towards women is obviously satire and/or just plain and simple humor, and, most importantly, it's pretty damn funny. These narrow-minded critics also don't seem to have noticed that the male characters don't exactly come across as bright and shining examples of their sex either, so they should just lighten up, and you should ignore them.

This movie is perfect for people who are looking for something other than the same old, same old. The plot just keeps chugging along in entertaining, unexpected, and often nightmarish directions, although it starts to come off the rails as it approaches its final destination. Fortunately, at the end, it finds its way back on track and finishes strongly, albeit pretty creepy/funny.


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