The story of a man who fooled an entire country. A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.

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Alberto Rodríguez

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Manuel Cerdán (book), Rafael Cobos | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jose Coronado ... Jesús Camoes
Eduard Fernández ... Francisco Paesa
Miquel García Borda Miquel García Borda ... Inversor 1
Santiago Molero Santiago Molero ... Inversor 2
Jimmy Shaw ... Inversor 3
Craig Stevenson ... Georges Starckman
Rafael Sandoval ... Detective
Ramón Rados Ramón Rados ... Rafael Vera
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba ... Osorno
Mireia Portas Mireia Portas ... Gloria
Carlos Santos ... Luis Roldán
Marta Etura ... Nieves Fernández Puerto
Christian Stamm ... Hans
Enric Benavent Enric Benavent ... Casturelli
Philippe Rebbot Philippe Rebbot ... Pinaud
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The story of a man who fooled an entire country. A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.

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The story of the man who deceived a whole country


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Premiered at the 2016 San Sebastián Film Festival, where Eduard Fernandez won the Best Actor Award. See more »

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Jesús Camoes: Like all true stories, it contains a few lies.
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Tanto mientes, tanto vales
Written by Julio de la Rosa
Performed by Helena Goch
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man on the run
1 June 2017 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

This one was a little tricky to find on IMDb... on netflix, its "Smoke & Mirrors", but it's original title is actually "Man of a Thousand Faces". Paco Paesa (Eduard Fernández) has been "the fixer", but still a pawn, made so many promises that were never granted. His compadres are on to him, and tell him to watch out for Jesús Camoes, the real boss. He helps big-shots move money around, and takes a commission. Many things are not answered, but that's part of the mystery. When he helps the police commissioner Roldán escape (Carlos Santos), Paco gets caught up in the search for the missing man and the missing money. We ARE judged by the company we keep. it's pretty good. moves a bit slow, but this is one story, so we see every step they take to make the get-away. The lesson here seems to be that when you run, you stay on the run. It's OK. nothing too special. Showing on Netflix. Written and directed by Spanish director Alberto Rodriguez, who has already done several projects.


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Spain

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Spanish | French | English

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (Spain) See more »

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Smoke & Mirrors See more »

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Budget:

EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,054,505
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2.35 : 1
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