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El desconocido (2015)

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A bank executive receives an anonymous phone call informing him he has just a few hours to obtain a large amount of money or a bomb under his seat will explode.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Carlos
... El Desconocido
... Belén
... Espinosa
... Marta
Paula del Río ... Sara
Marco Sanz ... Marcos
Antonio Mourelos ... Ángel
Ricardo de Barreiro ... Víctor
María Mera ... Julia
... Conductor
Xosé Barato ... Tedax 1 (as José Barato)
Daniel Currás ... Policía 1
Camila Bossa ... Médico
Carolina Vázquez ... Ana
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A bank executive receives an anonymous phone call informing him he has just a few hours to obtain a large amount of money or a bomb under his seat will explode.

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25 September 2015 (Spain)  »

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Anrufer unbekannt  »

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€4,000,000 (estimated)

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€702,467 (Spain), 25 September 2015, Limited Release
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The kids wear the uniform of the school center Compañía de María but the school is not actually placed in the street where is suposed in the movie when the father takes them there. See more »

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Neat Spanish thriller that could be mistaken for a Hollywood film
24 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

A banker goes to work one day and takes the kids to be dropped off at school but before that can happen, he receives a phone call from someone who tells him he has placed a bomb under the seats of the car and tells him he must arrange a transfer of money to him.

It's the kind of idea that has been seen before whereby someone on the end of a phone is controlling someone else for their gain but from the offset we are sent on a thrilling journey making you wonder why this is happening and making you wonder what you would do in such a situation. The director manages to keep things fairly grounded and so the realism assists in building up the tension. There are a couple of twists thrown in which keeps the pace going.

Good acting from everyone involved in a cast that I am unfamiliar with due to the Spanish production. In the decade of remakes and reboots, this is certainly a film I can see being remade at some point. Provided you do not mind reading subtitles this is certainly worth the viewing time.


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