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La comunidad (2000)

The accidental discovery of a big fortune hidden in the apartment of a deceased man will fill the heart of a real estate agent with greed and dreams of a luxurious life, but the neighbours think otherwise.

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(as Alex de la Iglesia)

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(as Jorge Guerricaecheverria), (as Alex de la Iglesia)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Julia
Eduardo Antuña ... Charly
... Encarna (as Maria Asquerino)
... Ricardo (as Jesus Bonilla)
... Paquita (as Marta Fernandez Muro)
... Hortensia (as Paca Gabaldon)
Ane Gabarain ... Karina
... Castro
... Emilio (as Emilio Gutierrez Caba)
... Dolores (as Kiti Manver)
... Ramona (as Terele Pavez)
Roberto Perdomo ... Oswaldo
Manuel Tejada ... Chueca
... Domínguez (as Enrique Villen)
Gorka Aguinagalde ... Camillero 1
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Storyline

Julia finds 300 million pesetas hidden in a dead man's house while selling an apartment. She's a 40-ish real estate agent now forced to face the wrath of a very peculiar community (of neighbors), headed by an unscrupulous administrator. Black humor gives way to suspense, closely followed by horror that doesn't take long in coming to a head in undisguised pandemonium. Written by ElianaG

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Love your neighbour... and his money! See more »


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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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29 September 2000 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

A Comunidade  »

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€4,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Towards the last third of the film, when Julia is searching a way to exit the building, she skips through the dead rich man's diaries and several maps of the house can be seen. But one of the last ones, on the left page, is a drawing of the comic book "13, Rue del Percebe" by Spanish artist Francisco Ibañez. See more »

Quotes

Domínguez: The suitcase! Fucking greed will send us to hell.
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References The Lift (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Wait
Composed by Dámaso Pérez Prado (as D. Pérez Prado)
Performed by Dámaso Pérez Prado (as Pérez Prado) & his Orchestra
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Definitely "a must see" !
6 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

I was really surprised when I watched this movie - only de la Iglesia's movie I watched before this was "La dia de la bestia" (Day of the beast) which was very good but this masterpiece is even better ! Here is everything: twisted plot where all characters are "twisted" (even one that looks good and nice at the beginning turn opposite), atmosphere is great, humor is bizzare and black like a night :) ... and there are some rather gory scenes with amazing action-stunt ending !

I mean, worth watching of any minute - I give it 10 ! Highly recommended !


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