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Unknown Origins (2020)

Orígenes secretos (original title)
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Madrid, 2019. A serial killer is spreading chaos. Anonymous people with no apparent connection are being murdered while imitating the first appearances of the most famous superheroes.


David Galán Galindo (screenplay by), Fernando Navarro (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Rey ... David Valentín
Verónica Echegui ... Norma
Brays Efe ... Jorge Elias
Antonio Resines ... Cosme
Ernesto Alterio ... Bruguera
Carlos Areces ... Galván
Juanfra Juárez Juanfra Juárez ... Ibarra
Álex García ... Javier
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Paco
Mario Díaz Mario Díaz ... Friki Tienda
Jonathan D. Mellor ... Mensajero / Alan / Mago puerta
Frank T. Frank T. ... Vikingo
Roman Rymar Roman Rymar ... Felipe
Laura Galán Laura Galán ... Isabel
Rodrigo Latorre Muñoz Rodrigo Latorre Muñoz ... Toño


Heroes do not exist. David, a young policeman who has recently moved to Madrid, is forced to collaborate with Jorge Elías - an endearing freak and owner of a comic book shop - in order to solve a series of atrocious murders that recreate the secret origins of the classic superheroes. Each grotesque murder is a piece of a jigsaw puzzle that has the streets of Madrid as a backdrop, but whose complete image they are unable to distinguish. Jorge's encyclopedic knowledge about the comic world and the unexpected discovery of David's dark past will be fundamental in helping them solve the enigma hidden behind the awful crimes. The clues will guide them through the Spanish capital, along a labyrinth designed by a disturbed criminal mind and the only person who knows how to find the exit. Will they be able to unravel the tangled mess of clues and win the game against the troubled criminal that tries to manipulate them? They say that, sometimes, it is necessary to put on a suit and get out ...

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Cameo: At the beginning of the film, the deliveryman resembles Stan Lee doing one of his famous cameos. See more »

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A scene with Javier Rey and Leonardo Sbaraglia is shown at end of the closing credits. See more »


References Batman (1989) See more »

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It was good
29 August 2020 | by joanne-burrageSee all my reviews

This was right up my street. Love superheroes. I don't mind foreign films either, so this was a good choice. Not the best film ever, but interesting enough. The plot, acting and direction were all good. Some good twists along the way and quite funny at times. Not the best, but certainly not the worst. Good fun from the start.

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28 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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Madrid, Spain See more »

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