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Tiro en la cabeza (2008)

The story of two Spanish police officers killed by suspected Basque separatists in France.

Director:

Jaime Rosales

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Jaime Rosales
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Cast

Credited cast:
Asun Arretxe Asun Arretxe ... Asun
Ion Arretxe ... Ion
Nerea Cobreros Nerea Cobreros ... Ane
Iván Moreno De Toro Iván Moreno De Toro ... Guardia Civil Alonso (as Iván Moreno)
Monique Durin-Noury Monique Durin-Noury ... Dueña casa Francia
Manza Gebara Manza Gebara ... Abogado 2
Diego Gutiérrez Diego Gutiérrez ... Guardia Civil Maqueda
José Ángel Lopetegui José Ángel Lopetegui ... Amigo
Jaione Otxone Jaione Otxone ... Garbiñe
Stephanie Pecastaing Stephanie Pecastaing ... Stephanie
Iñigo Royo Iñigo Royo ... Lara
Mikel Tello Mikel Tello ... Abogado 1
Gilles Vaxelaire Gilles Vaxelaire ... Dueño casa Francia
Ana Vila Ana Vila ... Susana
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The story of two Spanish police officers killed by suspected Basque separatists in France.

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Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

3 October 2008 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Bullet in the Head See more »

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Fresdeval Films See more »
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Imperfect but much needed experiment.
30 October 2008 | by velvethighpeaceSee all my reviews

Already in production when Rosales got several Goya awards for the outstanding "La soledad", "Tiro en la cabeza" echoes another experiment made by Alan Clarke in the late 1980s called "Elephant". It is a cold, austere work that doesn't allow the viewer to feel for or identify with the characters for most of its duration. Rosales makes sure of this by using an almost surveillance-like camera-work. It all feels very distant. Sound-wise, the Spanish filmmaker keep us away from the dialogue too; politically mistreated and overexploited feature in the Basque conflict that, although present in the film, we don't have access to. The general decontextualization and the suppression of the ideological element in the film help to accentuate the absurdity in the final events. Overall, an imperfect but much needed both exploration of the possibilities of cinema and view on the Basque conflict.


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