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The Pioneer 

El pionero (original title)
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Documentary series looks at the life of Spanish politician, football mogul and property tycoon Jesús Gil.







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Series cast summary:
Jesús Gil Marín Jesús Gil Marín ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2019
Carlos Castresana ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2019
Enrique Cerezo Enrique Cerezo ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2019
Isabel García Marcos Isabel García Marcos ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2019
Paulo Futre Paulo Futre ...  Himself 1 episode, 2019
Jesús Gil y Gil ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2019


Documentary series looks at the life of Spanish politician, football mogul and property tycoon Jesús Gil.

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7 July 2019 (Spain) See more »

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26 September 2019 | by liodavixSee all my reviews

Curious and interesting documentary about the controversial Spanish businessman Jesús gil i gil.

Gil is a figure that today causes admiration, rejection, rejection, fascination and even nostalgia.

Of humble origin, he took advantage of the opportunities that life together with his great ambition gave him to become one or the most successful businessmen in the history of this country, president of one of the best clubs in Spain and even making the leap to politics With his party, Gil, which, of course, was a great success, becoming mayor of a humble fishing village in the province of Malaga in Andalusia, Marbella, an international tourist paradise.

The documentary goes into the origins. Gil's rise and fall, through archive images and interviews with friends, acquaintances, family members and rivals through four episodes.

In them we echo a man who, although it is proven that he used methods outside the law to enrich himself and carry out his ambitious projects, at the same time fascinates us with his unquestionable media charisma, his quirky and sometimes excessive personality, his chant with the people of any social condition, his dark past with the disaster of the San Rafael Los Angeles complex where dozens of people died, his peak of glory with his club winning the league and the king's cup and finally the end of his entire empire At the root of the Malaya operation uncovering the entire network of urban corruption and scams that will take Gil to political and personal collapse.

It is also surprising to see the loyalty of many of its voters despite the obvious evidence of corruption, embezzlement and fraud that he was accused of.

The documentary is endowed with good rhythm, being enjoyable and interesting even if unpublished videos or interviews with more characters from its surroundings are missing, it finally seems insufficient to cover the whole figure of Gil, it would have been certainly better to make one or two episodes more to tie more loose ends and go deeper into your private and public life.

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