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The Contestant (2007)

Concursante (original title)
A black comedy chronicling the fate of the biggest gameshow prize in history.


Rodrigo Cortés


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


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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
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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



Official Sites:

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Release Date:

16 March 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A nyertes See more »


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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(Theme from "15 días")
Written by Rodrigo Cortés
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Brilliant, educational, smart, funny (in a black sort of way)...
1 January 2013 | by ilfod1982See all my reviews

I found this movie by fortuitous accident and consider it one of the best I've ever seen. At times funny, at others depressing, it will forever change the way you feel about consumerism and banks. It chronicles the drastic change in a man's life after winning the highest paid contest on TV and how his immense good fortune became a real-life nightmare as his prize money fails to materialize and he is coerced to borrow against it. A brilliant way to teach about the real perils of borrowing, how compound interest works and how to avoid falling in the trap. I dare are you to watch a constructive, powerful and unforgettable movie today!

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