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The Contestant (2007)

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A black comedy chronicling the fate of the biggest gameshow prize in history.

Director:

Rodrigo Cortés

Writer:

Rodrigo Cortés
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4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Martín Circo Martín
Chete Lera ... Edmundo
Miryam Gallego Miryam Gallego ... Laura
Fernando Cayo ... Eloy
Myriam De Maeztu Myriam De Maeztu ... Santillana
Luis Zahera ... Pizarro
Óscar Rodríguez Óscar Rodríguez ... Vendedor en el hangar
Juan Jesús Valverde Juan Jesús Valverde ... El Encargado
Amaia Lizarralde Amaia Lizarralde ... Ejecutiva de TV
Luisa Martínez Luisa Martínez ... Secretaria de Pizarro (as Luisa Martínez Pazos)
Juli Cantó Juli Cantó ... Empleado del banco
Javier Jurdao Javier Jurdao ... Hombre de gris 1
Tomás del Estal ... Hombre de gris 2
Carlos Manuel Díaz Carlos Manuel Díaz ... Superior en el banco
Charo Zapardiel Charo Zapardiel ... Teniente
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"The Contestant" recounts the roller coaster ride of Martin Circo, the lucky winner of the most lucrative game-show prize in television history to the tune of 3 Million Euros. In this biting satire on consumer society, Martin's stroke of luck sees his life turned upside down. Sometimes, one piece of good luck can ruin your life. Written by Anonimo

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Comedy | Drama

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Connections

Features 15 Days (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Circus Honey Blues
Written by Rodrigo Cortés and Víctor Reyes
Performed by Andy Philips.
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A must see!!!!
20 March 2007 | by seroton133See all my reviews

One of the most incredible movies of this year!! Superb!! A half way between a Scorsese made in Spain and Paul Thomas Anderson with a little taste of Billy Wilder and even Tony Scott. You can rarely see a so talented young director. It has a great script, which explains the lies of the banks and the financial system. But it's not boring at all, as if a young Orson Welles decided to guide the daring formal structure. The best editing I've ever seen in Spain, I can tell you, magic, genius. And Leonardo Sbaraglia does his best performance until now, two thumbs up for him. Difficult to believe you're seeing this in Spain. It's an spectacle!! Intelligent, funny, terrible, fast, crazy, intelligent again... Much more than a movie!! It may not be perfect, but it certainly is a great great film!!


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Official Sites:

Official site [Spain]

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 March 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A nyertes See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$302,487
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| (European Film Market)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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