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El nino (2014)

El Niño (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 17 April 2015 (USA)
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A small-time trafficker working in the Gibraltar Straits.

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Daniel Monzón
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Tosar ... Jesús
Jesús Castro ... Niño
Eduard Fernández ... Sergio
Sergi López ... Vicente
Bárbara Lennie ... Eva
Jesús Carroza ... Compi
Mariam Bachir Mariam Bachir ... Amina
Juan Motilla Juan Motilla ... Manolo
Moussa Maaskri ... Rachid
Saed Chatiby Saed Chatiby ... Halil
Ian McShane ... Inglés
María García María García ... Marifé
Abel Mora Abel Mora ... Hombre del Puerto
Ales Furundarena Ales Furundarena ... Juez Instructor
Somaya Taoufiki Somaya Taoufiki ... Amiga de Amina
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El Niño is a young boy who lives in La Línea de la Concepción, close to Rock of Gibraltar, repairing and testing motorboats. After a night of party with his friend El Compi, they meet Halil, a young Muslim who has an uncle, Rachid, a drug dealer. Convinced by El Compi, El Niño accepts to be a drug mule, crossing it from África to Spain in a motorboat. In the opposite side of the law is Jesús, a veteran police officer who, helped by his partner Eva, is looking for El Inglés, an important drug dealer who operates in the Rock of Gibraltar. Written by Chockys

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When Eva checks the bank accounts and finds out that there's something she can't check, the warning graphics have a typo misspelling "Juridiction" instead of "Jurisdiction". See more »


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Niño sin miedo
Written by India Martínez, Riki Rivera and David Santisteban
Performed by India Martínez feat. Rachid Taha
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Bland and uninspired
7 August 2015 | by movies-by-dbSee all my reviews

I went into this film having seen some of the directors other work. I loved "Celda 211" and the crazy adventure-fantasy "El Corazon del Guerrero" (absolute must see). So I had pretty high hopes.

I was however slightly disappointed. A pretty bland and in my opinion uninspired film. Yes, it had some great action sequences, even though I wouldn't go as far as to call this an action movie, and some great locations and visuals. But it was a pretty routine rise and fall story of a trio of young friends wanting to make it in the big boys business. For me it was lacking the tension this type of 'cops and criminals' film needs. An edge and rawness that "Celda 211" most definitely did have.

The best parts for me were amongst the policemen and -women. They were also the best played out and parts acted. Louis Tosar is always great and I hope we will (and already are) be seeing more of him in international productions. It was the young ones that didn't quite nail it. A trio of pretty simply written characters (even reminding me of early John Woo characters, like in "A Better Tomorrow"). The Halil character was just to young and innocent looking for the part, the overzealous Compi was the cliché dumb guy and sometimes pretty annoying and the steelblue eyed Nino didn't really have that many expressions and came over pretty wooden. Even when he meets and eventually courts the beautiful Amina, his demeanor doesn't change at all. All this plus an underused (permanently hidden behind sunglasses) Ian McShane made a potentially great story a disappointing view.

Comparable in subject matter but way more exhilarating are "The Business" and the recent "Gibraltar".


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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish | Arabic | English

Release Date:

17 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Gibraltar See more »

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Budget:

EUR6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$245, 19 April 2015

Gross USA:

$1,237

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,918,976
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