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Los lobos de Washington (1999)

Alberto and Miguel have planned to steal a lot of money from their old pal Claudio...

Director:

Mariano Barroso

Writer:

Juan Cavestany
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Bardem ... Alberto
Eduard Fernández ... Miguel (as Eduardo Fernández)
José Sancho ... Claudio
Ernesto Alterio ... Pablo
Alberto San Juan ... Antonio
Vicenta N'Dongo ... Elena
María Pujalte ... Sara
Íñigo Garcés ... Paquito
Alicia Cifredo Alicia Cifredo ... Dolores
Juan Carlos Vellido ... Hombre bala
Pep Cortés ... Contreras
Ricardo Molla Ricardo Molla ... Policía 1
Víctor Clavijo ... Policía 2
Adolfo Fernández Adolfo Fernández ... Municipal 1
Félix Casales Félix Casales ... Municipal 2
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Storyline

Alberto and Miguel have a bar, but things are not going very well. They need to get out of this black hole and they need money to do it. Alberto is divorced and alcoholic, Miguel has a big secret... Their old friend Claudio is very rich. Why not steal some of his money? Troubles grow when Claudio's wife is planning to steal this money too... The Washington wolfs, in a circus near all this, are the silent witnesses of all that happens that night. Written by Dul <dul@mixmail.com>

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Una manada de hombres.

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Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Interesting and exciting drama/triller about unfortunate thieves played by first-range Spanish actors
6 April 2012 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Drama about about deeply troubled thieves but developed in ups and downs . It deals with a misfit group who face off each other as Alberto (Javier Bardem , also producer) and Miguel (Eduard Fernandez) who have schemed to steal amount of money from their old pal named Claudio (an excellent Jose Sancho , as usual) , a big-time swindler . Alberto and Miguel have a simple bar where also lives Pablo (Ernesto Alterio) , a dimmed-wit young and friend's Alberto . The drunk Alberto is divorced to Sara (Maria Pujalte) and have a son . Their old friend Claudio is very rich and they wish a good life and need steal money to do it . Problems grow when Claudio's wife (Vicenta N'Dongo) has an affair with a postman (Alberto San Juan) who attempts to kill Claudio . Meanwhile , in a circus next all this , ¨The Washington wolves¨ are the silent witnesses of all that happens that tormentous night . At the end takes place a violent meeting among the diverse criminals . At the circus , a bullet-man ejecting from a cannon will have the final key .

Dramatic and dark film about an unfortunate motley group whose things are not going very well and need urgently to get out of this black hole and and they then are planning to steal a lot of money from an old friend . This thriller contains intrigue , intense drama , a little bit of action and violence . Casting is frankly excellent , it is formed by an all-star-Spanish-cast as Javier Bardem , Ernesto Alterio , Eduardo Fernandez , Maria Pujalte , Albert San Juan and special mention to veteran Jose Sancho . The picture is middling narrated , it happens improbable events and situations with no much sense , though has some good moments here and there . Atmospheric and thrilling musical score by Bingen Mendizabal though composed by synthesizer . Dark and mediocre cinematography by Nestor Calvo , being necessary a perfect remastering . The motion picture is regularly directed by Mariano Barroso . He has directed various films with similar players and with moderated success such as ¨My soul brother¨ at his best , ¨Extasis¨ with Javier Bardem , ¨Kasbah¨ with Ernest Alterio and Jose Sancho and ¨Ants in mouth¨ with Eduard Fernandez . Rating : 5,5 . Acceptable and passable . The movie will appeal to Javier Bardem fans . It's an entertaining film but some moments being dull and confuse , only for Bardem enthusiasts .


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

27 August 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Washington Wolves See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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