A gang of armed robbers finds a safe haven in a secluded village crammed with witches--only to encounter the bizarre, the unexpected, and the occult. Can they save themselves, and the rest of the world from the next witch apocalypse?
In the crowded streets of Madrid, a gang of armed robbers disguised as street performers attempt to escape jail, after robbing a gold exchange pawn shop. With the help of a reluctant taxi driver, the bandits head to the safety of the borders; however, when night arrives, the only safe haven is deep in the woods of the secluded and notorious village of Zugarramurdi; a dark place known for some witch activity in the past. But, in a place crammed with witches of all sorts--and after numerous encounters with the bizarre, the unexpected and the occult--the clumsy thieves will have to learn fast the ways of the coven if they want to save themselves, and the rest of the world from the next witch apocalypse. But, are they up to the job?Written by
Jose, a deadbeat, single and desperate dad, forgets that it is his assigned day to be with his young son. Unable to afford the time to find a sitter, he takes the boy on a brazen daytime robbery of a "cash for gold" shop. Jose and his companions (some of them kidnapped) along with his unfortunate son, head for the border with France. They stumble into a town that is not only inhabited by witches but is the birthplace of witchcraft. The witches set their sights on the trunk-full of gold rings, not so much for the gold as the broken promises and dreams they embody. The robbers, as well as those who pursue them, soon are wishing to be in a safe jail cell somewhere. The film is irreverent, gory, and funny, yet it is never firing on all cylinders. Even allowing for a certain amount of wackiness and implausible situations, the film gets too far out of control. Seen at the 2014 Miami International Film Festival.
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