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La voz de su amo (2001)

"La Voz de su Amo" is a contemporary film noire set in Bilbao in 1980, an environment marked by corruption and terrorism. The lead character is Charlie, a taciturn individual in his ... See full summary »


Emilio Martínez Lázaro (as Emilio Martínez-Lázaro)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eduard Fernández ... Charli
Silvia Abascal ... Marta
Joaquim de Almeida ... Oliveira (as Joaquín de Almeida)
Imanol Arias ... Sacristán
Ana Otero ... Katy
Joseba Apaolaza ... Sainz
Miguel del Arco ... Iñaki
Alicia Agut Alicia Agut ... Madre de Charli
Manuel de Blas ... Zurbano
Aitor Mazo Aitor Mazo ... Benito
Ion Gabella Ion Gabella ... Méndez
Pepo Oliva ... Sierra
Paco Sagarzazu Paco Sagarzazu ... Recepcionista
Mikel Albisu Mikel Albisu ... Lezcano
Anartz Zuazua ... Esteban


"La Voz de su Amo" is a contemporary film noire set in Bilbao in 1980, an environment marked by corruption and terrorism. The lead character is Charlie, a taciturn individual in his thirties. He works as the trusted man of Mr. Oliveira, an entrepreneur of Portuguese origin who engages in dark businesses. Alarmed by a series of threats and attempts on people's lives, Oliveira decides to put his teenage daughter, Marta, under Charlie's protection. From that moment on, everything becomes complicated: love appears without prior warning, violence generates more violence, friends turn out not to be what they seemed to be and money changes hands. Written by LolaFilms

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18 May 2001 (Spain) See more »

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Interesting and moving drama about terrorism, killings and a love story
23 January 2018 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Set in Bilbao in the 80s, an environment full of blackmails, kidnapping, corruption and Eta terrorist organization .As it stars Charlie, Eduardo Fernández , the trusted man and friend to corrupt entrepreneur Oliveira , Joaquin de Almeida. Oliveira decides to put his adolescent daughter, Silvia Abascal , under Charlie's guard. Then,they fall in love,but things go wrong. As when Oliveira is kidnapped Charlie investigates the issue in order to free the abducted entrepreneur. Charlie becomes involved into a maze crammed with treason, murders, deceives and lies.

This is a thriller drama in which when a series of threats and attempts on people's lives happen, a teen is protected by a good guy. From now on, everything becomes complicated, as betrayal , twists, and violence generates more violence. An acceptable thriller with elements of film Noir , suspense, violence and a little bit of action.The picture is plenty of twists and turns, as friends result out not to be What they seemed to be, and there are lots of surprises and unexpectable consequences. The movie relies heavily on the enjoyable love story between the mature man well played by Eduardo Fernandez and the beautiful teen finely performed by Silvia Abascal. Support cast is frankly excellent such as Imanol Arias, Pepe oliva ,Manuel de Blas, Ana Otero , ,Aitor Mazo , Alicia Agut and special mention for Joaquin Almeida as the cunning entrepreneur of Portuguese origin engaged in dark business.

Stirring and adequate musical score by Roque Baños . Colorful and Atmospheric cinematography by Javier Salmones , showing the urban city of Bilbao and surroundings of the eighties, when this town was really sad as well as abandoned. The motion picture was well directed by Emilio Martínez Lázaro . Emilio is a fine director who has made some nice dramas as 13 Rosas, Carreteras Secundarias, Lulu De Noche , Palabras de Max . But he is especially expert on comedies as El juego más divertido, Amo Tu cama rica, El otro lado de la cama, los 2 lados de las cama and his greatest hits : ocho apellidos vascos, and ocho apellidos catalanes. Rating 7. Well worth seeing.

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