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Before the Fall (2008)

Tres días (original title)
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The world learns that a planet killing meteorite will arrive in 72 hours.


F. Javier Gutiérrez, Juan Velarde (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Víctor Clavijo ... Ale
Mariana Cordero ... Rosa
Eduard Fernández ... Lucio
Elvira de Armiñán Elvira de Armiñán ... Clara
Ana de las Cuevas Ana de las Cuevas ... Raquel
Juan Galván Juan Galván ... Nico
Daniel Casadellà ... Emilio
Vicente Romero ... Marcial
Pepe Salas Pepe Salas ... Cura Don Miguel
Antonio Dechent ... Urbano
Miguel Zurita Miguel Zurita ... Damián
Asun Ayllón Asun Ayllón ... Miriam (as Asunción Ayllón)
Sebastián Haro Sebastián Haro ... Sargento Atienza
Cachito Noguera Cachito Noguera ... Gloria
Nani Jiménez Nani Jiménez ... Ella


The world learns that a planet killing meteorite will arrive in 72 hours.

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If you stop, it traps you. See more »


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Release Date:

25 April 2008 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Days See more »

Filming Locations:

Huelva, Andalucía, Spain See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The Spanish title of the original screenplay was "El verano de la roca". See more »


Clara: If you keep moving, you don't stop. If you stop, it traps you.
Lucio: Cement.
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Apocalyptic thriller , artfully and competently written/directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez
23 February 2018 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This is a mix of drama, thrills , terror and end of world doom and gloom ; add to that a really magnificent cast . The world learns that a planet killing meteorite will arrive in 72 hours . A giant meteorite is about to collide with Earth, and horrible events spread across the planet , then there emerging panic as well as creepy and eerie happenings happen . The planet is gripped by despair , destruction , massacre and chaos. The inhabitants of the little town of Laguna listen to theTV news in terror . One of them is Ale (Víctor Clavijo) who lives with his mother (Mariana Cordero) and her four grandsons . Later on , Ale to take care of the children . Then , Lucio (Eduard Fernández) , a weird and suspect individual shows up and things go wrong .

The horror and action moments are fast moving and compactly realized . Gory and spooky terror/sci-Fi film is entertaining for fans of the genre . The main premise turns out the be the following : What would you do if the world was going to end in 72 hours? This exciting picture contains intense drama , thrills, chills , graphic violence ,and action-filled . This is an effective and simple movie ; it results to be an acceptable Spanish horror , including functional special effects realized in traditional style, including brief C.G. The picture results to be interesting and thought-provoking because of his rich analysis of human morality in the context of extreme conditions . The creepy images of wide range from the genuinely horrifying to the bizarre along with scary and amazing frames . It is a great roller-coaster ride, from beginning to end , though action and terror really starts when a rare role show up . Victor Clavijo gives a very good acting as a young decides to spend his last days shut away, getting drunk and listening to music, but his schemes change when he is forced to protect his brother's children. As well as Eduard Fernández as an ambiguous, disturbing stranger . It packs suspenseful and thrilling musical score by Antonio Meliveo . And colorful and glimmer cinematography by Miguel Ángel Mora .

In 2007, Gutiérrez received an offer from Antonio Banderas and Antonio P. Pérez to write and direct his first feature film, Before the Fall (2008). The film premiered at the official section "Special Panorama" at the Berlin Film Festival and gained traction in Europe. He also directed a piece for the series Diminutos del Calvario II. Gutiérrez's piece, La habitación de Norman (Norman's Room), a claustrophobic tribute to Hitchcock's Psycho, was praised by film fan magazines and websites in the United States. And he founded in 2001 his own Film Production Company: "Dr. T Producciones Cinematograficas, S.L.". Subsequently , he made the successful ¨Rings¨ (2017) . This ¨Tres días¨ had several awards : Goya Awards 2009 Winner Goya Best Sound . Málaga Spanish Film Festival 2008 (Mejor Sonido) Winner Best First Screenplay F. Javier Gutiérrez ,Juan Velarde Winner Golden Biznaga F. Javier Gutiérrez , Winner Silver Biznaga Best Supporting Actress : Mariana Cordero and Best Make-Up . Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain 2009 Winner CEC Award Best Editing Nacho Ruiz Capillas , CEC Award Best Cinematography Miguel Ángel Mora . Sci-Fi Channel Audience Award and Jury's Special Mention in the Nantes International Science-Fiction Festival (France). Best Feature Film Award in the Trieste International Science-Fiction Film Festival (Italy) . Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival 2009 Winner Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver F. Javier Gutiérrez .Screamfest 2009 was Winner Festival Trophy Best Actor: Víctor Clavijo , Best Cinematography: Miguel Ángel Mora , Best Director : F. Javier Gutiérrez, Best Editing : Nacho Ruiz Capillas . And the movie was #3 in the 2008 International Watch List, the list of the best foreign movies of the year elaborated by Hollywood studio executives every year.

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