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Atolladero (1995)

In the near future, the areas between major cities are lawless wastelands. Atolladero is a town run with an iron fist by a corrupt tyrant named The Judge and his murderous enforcer, Madden.... See full summary »

Director:

Óscar Aibar (as Oscar Aibar)

Writer:

Óscar Aibar (as Oscar Aibar)
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mercè Pons ... Sra. Hannises
Ariadna Gil ... Índia
Termes Lluis Termes Lluis ... Billy (as Lluís Termes)
Oriol Tramvia Oriol Tramvia ... Predicador
Benito Pocino Benito Pocino ... Lugareño
Emilio Muñoz Emilio Muñoz ... Indio (as Emilio Munoz)
Ion Gabella Ion Gabella ... Vince
Mònica Van Campen Mònica Van Campen ... Darlene (as Mónica Van Campen)
Xevi Collellmir Xevi Collellmir ... Juez Wedley
Pep Molina Pep Molina ... Benito
Carlos Lucas Carlos Lucas ... Stampy
Félix Rotaeta ... Sal
Joaquín Hinojosa ... Nick
Iggy Pop ... Madden
Pere Ponce ... Lenny
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In the near future, the areas between major cities are lawless wastelands. Atolladero is a town run with an iron fist by a corrupt tyrant named The Judge and his murderous enforcer, Madden. One decent cop decides to leave town, but the powers that be don't want that and go after him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Sci-Fi | Western

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Trivia

The film is divided into four different parts: "Men", "Dogs", "Guns" and "Reptiles". See more »

Crazy Credits

'A Félix, que no nació para envejecer' See more »

Connections

References Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Atolladero Song
Music by Javier Navarrete
Lyrics by Javier Navarrete and Robert Perry
Performed by Iggy Pop
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A strange sci fi spaghetti western black comedy. Highly recommended!
26 August 2002 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

'Atolladero' is a very impressive debut from writer/director Oscar Aibar that will appeal to fans of Alex de la Iglesia's 'Accion Mutante' and 'El Dia de la bestia'. All three films share a similar bizarre sense of humour and a willingness to ignore genre restrictions. I don't know what was going on in Spain in the mid 90s but I wish some of the originality and vitality of these movies could be imported right now to Hollywood, U.S.A.

The movie is set towards the end of this century where we are told the towns between the major cities have become lawless wastelands. Atolladero is one such hell hole, and is run with ruthless efficiency by the 150 year old "Judge" and his evil henchmen. The Judge's right hand man is Madden, a half Indian psychopath played by punk legend Iggy Pop. Local cop Lenny (Pere Ponce) is one of the few decent men in town. Tired of the corruption and perversion endemic to the area he decides to quit his job, and start a new life in L.A. To do so he must go against the Judge and his nasty cronies as no-one leaves Atolladero alive.

This movie is really fresh and interesting. It combines elements of the post-apocalyptic SF genre ('Mad Max', 'A Boy And His Dog', 'The Ultimate Warrior,etc.) with classic Sergio Leone nihilism, and large lashings of Alex Cox subversion, and Garth Ennis' sick humour. Highly recommended.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Catalan

Release Date:

11 October 1995 (Spain) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bardenas Reales, Navarra, Spain

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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