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Based on a true story. In the 70's, during the last stages of Franco's dictatorship, Txema, a basque construction worker, is arrested because of his connection to some terrorists who have... See more »

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José María 'Txema' Loigorry / El Lobo
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Ricardo (as José Coronado)
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Amaia
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Begoña
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Pantxo
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Nelson
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Asier
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Matías
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Txino
Juan Fernández ...
Comandante Palacios
Roger Pera ...
Mediometro
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Mejía (as José Luis García-Pérez)
Chema Muñoz ...
Arrieta
Antonio Ferrera ...
Reto (as Antonio Ferreira)
Juan Polanco ...
Gordo
Pau Cólera ...
Arteaga
Jacobo Dicenta ...
Napia
Joserra Buruaga ...
Joserra
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Jubilado (as Santurnino García)
Javier Tolosa ...
Padre Zunzunegui (as Javi Tolosa)
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General
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Soto
Antonio Castro ...
Contreras
Antonio Onetti ...
Sargento
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Cabo policía
Julio Vélez ...
Guardia civil frontera
Antonio Cifo ...
Guardia civil aeropuerto
César Solar ...
Policia armada
Juan Matute ...
Alférez
Pedro Ocaña ...
Municipal
Carmen Rossi ...
Esposa jubilado
Ramon Camín ...
Camarero retiro (as Ramón Camín)
Amanda Marugán ...
Montse
Nuria Pasanau ...
Periodista
Melchor Miralles ...
Taxista
José Hervás ...
Javier
David Recuero ...
Iñaki 2 años
Canco Rodríguez ...
Narciso (as Juanjo Rodríguez)
Arantxa Iglesias ...
Esposa Narciso
Ana Calderón ...
Hija Narciso
Daniel Sánchez ...
Iñaki 4 años
Juan Hurtado ...
Policía armada
Julia Miralles ...
Vendedora de periódicos 1
Claudia Torrente ...
Vendedora de periódicos 2
Elena Muñoz ...
Gitana
Jacobo Miralles ...
Limpiabotas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan José Rodríguez ...
Narciso
Juan Exposito ...
Policia (uncredited)
Juanjo Mugica ...
Terrorist (uncredited)

Directed by

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Miguel Courtois

Written by

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Antonio Onetti ... ()

Produced by

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Julio Fernández ... executive producer
Melchor Miralles ... executive producer
Miguel Torrente ... line producer

Music by

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Francesc Gener

Cinematography by

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Néstor Calvo

Film Editing by

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Guillermo S. Maldonado ... (as Guillermo Maldonado)

Editorial Department

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Esperanza González ... negative cutter
José Manuel Jiménez ... assistant editor
Antonio Álvarez ... color timer

Casting By

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Antonio Onetti
Américo Piñeiro

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Koldo Vallés ... (as Luis Vallés)

Costume Design by

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Pedro Moreno
Victoria Velázquez

Makeup Department

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Cecilia Escot ... assistant makeup artist
Paquita Núñez ... hair stylist
José Antonio Sánchez ... makeup artist
Rosa Tous ... assistant hair stylist

Production Management

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Teresa Gefaell ... production manager
Philippe Lenfant ... production manager: France
Roberto Padilla ... unit manager
Jesús L. Pérez Villar ... post-production supervisor (as Jesús Pérez Villar)
Eva Taboada ... production manager
Cristina Zumárraga ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Yan Angosse ... second assistant director (as Juan José López Angosse)
Manuel L. Cañizares ... first assistant director (as Manuel Cañizares)
Marián González ... assistant director (as Marian González)
Jesús Liedo ... second assistant director
Carmen Torres ... third assistant director
Falele Ygueravide ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Puri Adorna ... assistant decorator (as Purificación Adorna)
Leopoldo Báez ... construction manager (as Leo Báez)
Manuel Casla ... carpenter
Blas Díaz ... carpenter
Francisco Díaz ... carpenter
Beatriz González ... assistant decorator
Miguel Ángel Gómez ... painter
Leandro Muslera ... property master
Pablo Naveda ... props
Juan Antonio Ramos ... carpenter
Alberto Risco ... painter
Francisco Sánchez ... property master

Sound Department

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Manuel Carrión ... foley artist / sound effects
Jaime Climent ... sound assistant
Manuel Cora ... sound mixer
Tomás Erice ... boom operator / sound mixer
Jaime Fernández ... sound mixer
Iván Marín ... sound recordist
James Muñoz ... sound editor
Miguel Suárez ... dialogue editor
Ricardo Viñas ... dolby sound consultant

Special Effects by

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Reyes Abades ... special effects coordinator
Óscar Abades ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Jesús Pascual ... digital effects artist / visual effects supervisor
Jorge Ramal ... digital effects artist

Stunts

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Ignacio Carreño ... stunt coordinator
Diego Herberg ... stunts
Emilio Meilán ... stunts
Eduardo Moratilla ... stunts
Canco Rodríguez ... stunts (as Juanjo Rodríguez)
Juan José Rodríguez ... stunts
César Solar ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Juan Aragonés ... assistant camera
Enrique Bello ... grip
Roberto Cuadrado ... electrician
José Ramón Delgado ... assistant camera / first assistant camera
Sergio Delgado ... assistant camera
Gontzal Domingo ... additional assistant camera
Olivier Gallois ... camera operator
Ramón García ... electrician
Ángel Gómez ... key grip
Juan Leiva ... assistant camera
Javier Llanos ... electrician
Raúl Lobo ... electrician
Raúl Manchado ... additional assistant camera
Idoia Mazizior ... additional assistant camera
Javier Merino ... electrician (as F. Javier Merino)
Roberto Miguel ... assistant camera (as Roberto de Miguel)
Javier Navasques ... video assist operator
José Manuel Reboul ... grip
Fernando Sancho ... still photographer
Arcadio Sequeira ... gaffer
Paco Sánchez Polo ... assistant camera
Alfonso Torralbo ... electrician
Manuel Velasco ... camera operator: second camera
Ángel Yebra ... camera operator: second unit

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ana Bernal ... assistant wardrobe
Ariadna Papió ... assistant wardrobe
Dolores Plaza ... costumer

Music Department

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Joan Cayuela ... music producer
Francesc Gener ... music producer / orchestrator

Other crew

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Eduardo Albaladejo ... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment
José Ramón Astaburuga ... dialogue coach
Julia Calurano ... publicist
Xavier Camprecios ... additional production assistant
Gonzalo Cañellas ... production assistant
Paco Elías ... assistant accountant
Elena Gil Nagel ... script supervisor
María Gil ... production assistant
Michele Lazzarotto ... production assistant: France
Álvaro Le Pera ... additional production assistant
Nicolás Lecocq ... controller
Carlos Malder ... making of (as Carlos Marino)
Alberto Marini ... story editor
Antonio Mendoza ... accountant
Manuel Monzón ... development executive (as Manuel Monzón Fueyo)
Helena Moreno Núñez ... development executive
Elena Muñoz ... production assistant
María Parrón ... head of business & legal affairs (as Maria Parrón)
Jordi Punsola ... additional production assistant
Sara Ramírez ... production coordinator
Martin Samper ... making-of crew coordinator / marketing and promotion
Elena Serra ... development executive
Manel Vicaria ... press and promotion
François Vila ... press agent
Alberto Álvarez ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Based on a true story. In the 70's, during the last stages of Franco's dictatorship, Txema, a basque construction worker, is arrested because of his connection to some terrorists who have just committed a murder. The secret service see in him an ideal candidate to infiltrate the terrorist band ETA and become a mole, so they try to offer him a deal if he will do so. At first he's not too interested, but his financial problems (probably caused by the secret service itself) finally force him to take their money and accept the mission. He adopts the undercover name of "Lobo" (Wolf) and becomes an active member of the band, making all the right connections until he reaches the top and acquires the trust of its leaders. In the process, he discovers that the group has deep internal divisions between those who want to abandon the armed fight and become just a political party, and those who want to keep the terrorist activity until they can proclaim the independence of the Basque country. These divisions and power struggles are often resolved bloodily. After the band carries out their most daring and shocking crime yet, killing the prime minister Carrero Blanco, the military heads in Madrid become impatient and wish to launch an immediate attack on ETA and the basque country. Ricardo, the chief of the secret service, convinces them to wait until Lobo can complete his mission and enable them to dismantle the band. But when the Barcelona police manage to catch the leader of the band (who had been ratted out by another member who wanted his position), the generals, jealous of this success, decide they can't wait any more and that they will override the secret service and catch whatever ETA members are in Madrid at that point, dead or alive. And that includes Lobo, who is now left to his own devices to escape from both sides... Written by pablomontoya@wanadoo.es

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Also Known As
  • El Llop (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Wolf (World-wide, English title)
  • El Lobo - Der Wolf (Germany)
  • A farkas (Hungary)
  • O lykos (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 125 min
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Budget EUR5,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Spain EUR886,904, 05 Nov 2004

Did You Know?

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Trivia Acording to an interview to Melchor Miralles, he said that the real "Lobo" visited the set one day, but nobody knew who really was. See more »
Goofs On chapter 5 of the DVD, almost at minute 19 of the film, a caption says it's 1973. There's a wedding and while Amaia sings (00:20:33) we can see a cymbal in the background, whose brand is Sabian. This brand was founded in Canada in 1981. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Making of 'El Lobo' (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Song of the French Partisan (La complainte du partisan) See more »
Quotes Nelson: You know what's that?
José María Loygorri, 'Txema': A bullet.
Nelson: I always keep one of these... for traitors.
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