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Unit 7 (2012)

Grupo 7 (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 4 April 2012 (Spain)
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A squad of four undercover cops are charged with cleaning up the streets of Seville from drugs and prostitution.

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Alberto Rodríguez

Writers:

Rafael Cobos (story), Rafael Cobos | 1 more credit »
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Inma Alcántara Inma Alcántara ... Mujer Mateo
Andrés Blanco Andrés Blanco ... Policía Uniformado 3
Javier Berger Javier Berger ... Yonki Churrería
Manuel Bernal Manuel Bernal ... Policía Uniformado 2
Jacinto Bobo ... Hermano Joven Chalet
Edu Bulnes Edu Bulnes ... Cura
Adelfa Calvo ... Señora Mayor
Jesús Carroza ... Yonki Candelaria
Mario Casas ... Ángel
Pedro Cervantes Pedro Cervantes ... Eulogio
Inma Cuesta ... Elena
Antonio José Fernández Antonio José Fernández ... Travesti
Juan Carlos de Borbón Juan Carlos de Borbón ... Self (archive footage)
Óscar Fernández Óscar Fernández ... Yonki 2 Canal
Simón Ferrero Simón Ferrero ... Instructor Policía
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A squad of four undercover cops are charged with cleaning up the streets of Seville from drugs and prostitution.

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After being humiliated by a drug neighborhood, Angel drives the Ford Granada into the crowd, where th windscreen is broken. When they turn and drive away, the windscreen is by magic whole again. See more »


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Se me va
Written by Manuel Alejandro (as Manuel Alejandro Álvarez B.), Viviana Álvarez B., Mª Alejandra Álvarez B., Beatriz Beigbeder (as Beatriz Álvarez B.), Marian Beigbeder (as Mª Ángeles Álvarez B.) and Ana Magdalena (as Purificación Casas B.)
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A police unit formed by four members is assigned to clean Sevilla about to celebrate the 1992 Universal Expo
27 January 2013 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Gripping and stirring picture inspired by actual deeds , in which there's a fine line between genre conventions and outright clichés . It is a crime thriller set in the lead-up to Expo 92 in Seville and the massive 'cleanup' of the streets that occurred leading up to the event . Unit 7 has a tough mission : to clean the most dangerous drug trafficking networks out of the city and bring an end to the corrosive power that has taken hold of the streets . A detail of four , the unit is led by Ángel (Mario Casas), a young cop aspiring to detective , and Rafael (Antonio De la Torre), a tough , relentless yet efficient cop along with Mateo (Joaquin Nuñez) . The four team members go after nasty delinquents , druggies and drug dealers . They track down dangerous smugglers but abusing the outlaws' civil rights. But UNIT 7s modus operandi is proceeded by violent methods . For them, anything goes . Rule-breaking Unit 7 strides grimly throughout slums and streets in pursuit the hoodlums , pimps , and junkies , including some exciting action scenes . As they gain ground in their mission, the two officers head in opposite directions . Angel who is a family man married to Elena (Imma Cuesta) takes path of ambition and police excesses while Rafael will begin to change as a result of his feelings for beautiful, enigmatic Lucia (Lucia Guerrero).

Formula thriller plenty of gritty action , crisply edition , tension, suspenseful and lots of violence . Interesting theme about a group of cops who carry out their objectives by whatever means , including violence , slipping outside the bounds of the law through their use of force , coercion , lies and half-truths ; however this issue has been previously treated in many other films , especially American ones . It has emotional or aesthetic resonance , even comforting in some ways, and partly because is just more attuned to nuanced variations on what might appear to be mere formula . This moving motion picture contains stylistic boldness and energy, its evocation of a particular time and place , Seville of 20+ years ago . Good acting by Antonio De La Torre as an arrogant , tough officer as well as sensitive man and Mario Casas as a youth but very violent cop . Appropriate and atmospheric musical score by Julio De Rosa . Colorful as well as dark cinematography by Alex Catalan . The latest from the director of ¨7 Virgins , El Traje , Factor Pilgrim¨ , this Grupo 7 or Unit 7 was well directed by Alberto Rodriguez. To an outsider, someone who's not a fan of a particular genre, anything that looks somewhat familiar can be grounds for dialing the cliché police , but I think results to be an entertaining film with several scenes that'll have you on the edge of your seat.


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Spain

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Spanish

Release Date:

4 April 2012 (Spain) See more »

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EUR3,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,305,084
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2.35 : 1
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