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Justi&Cia (2014)

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Hovik Keuchkerian ... Justino
Álex Angulo ... Ramón
Marta Larralde ... Iris
Antonio Dechent ... Arturo
Juanma Lara Juanma Lara ... Quesada
Santiago Meléndez Santiago Meléndez ... Monclús
Jorge Usón ... Blasco
Alfonso Pablo Alfonso Pablo ... Villalba
Jorge Puch Jorge Puch ... Policía
Jaime García Machín Jaime García Machín ... Alcalde
Jaime Ocaña Jaime Ocaña ... Ferrer
Eva Magaña Eva Magaña ... Aurora
Rubén Martínez ... Leo
Cristina de Inza Cristina de Inza ... Mujer Arturo
Patricia Vidal Patricia Vidal ... Hija Arturo
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Engaging and agreeable movie that pays tribute to recently deceased actor , the great Alex Angulo
14 September 2015 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Fun , amusing and touching flick about a duo of losers attempting to a pull off a peculiar social revenge and taking justice on their own hands . This is an interesting Dramedy : comedy with brief touches of drama more in less than 90 minutes of length and yet with an air of naturalness and credibility ; though essentially predominates drama . The setting is city of León and surroundings , home of a massive industry and jobs aplenty . Today with the industry and mining in decline and the works closed down there is widespread unemployment and despair . Justino (Hovik Keuchkerian) is a miner who tiring for the social and economical crisis decides to be a ¨Vigilante¨ or ¨Justiciero¨ or ¨Social revenger¨ . Justino wants to be like ¨Charles Bronson¨ of ¨Death Wish¨ and becomes himself as ¨Judge¨ , ¨Jury¨ and ¨Executioner¨. He , then , looks for a partner , a squire similarly to ¨Robin¨ , being ¨Batman¨ : Justino . Along the way he meets a retired man named Ramon (Alex Angulo) and both of whom join forces to proceed their particular social vendetta . They are called ¨Justi¨ and ¨Cia¨ = ¨Justicia¨ , the ¨vengeful miners¨ and take on corrupt people , nasty politicians and unscrupulous entrepreneurs . As they kidnap a Mayor who has stolen thousands of Haban Puros , spending 24.000 Euros , a manager who has robbed the ERE indemnity of his workers and an entrepreneur who caused deaths of various miners and didn't receive compensations , among others . But then , there crop out several imitators of their feats . Meantime , Justino and Ramon cross Spain from Leon to Linea De La Concepcion and Gibraltar .

This entertaining film knows very well inter-cross these two genres , drama with brief touches of comedy , although the most comfortable note in the enjoyable drama . Including a sour denounce about injustices , regarding unemployment , exploitation , and corruption . It is presented as a comedy , but it does have some very moving moments, as it shows the despair and desolation of unemployment . And it subtly displays the economic conditions of Aznar/Zapatero's Spain, where entire industries were shut down , taking jobs and local economies along with them . The picture relies heavily on the unusual relationship between two main characters , though some of the sub-plots needed more fleshing out . Yet the laughs are sprinkled throughout nicely , and even though each man has their own personal fears to overcome, they find strength in each other, which makes the experience all the more fruitful .

It's fun, but no less likable , though some infinite sadness follows the film at times , including a touching finale . The film moves in fits and starts most of which would be desirable , with more traps the viewer resists any kind, and some moments of enjoyment and others quite a few disconcerting . This is a pleasant flick that contains humor , entertainment and amusement as well as thought-provoking issues . The film gives a nice character studio of a desperate miner well played by Hovik Keuchkerian and an old man performed by Alex Angulo who gives a phenomenal acting . And special mention to appearance by veteran Antonio Dechent as an abusive entrepreneur , guilty of the deaths of Justino's colleagues , and Marta Larralde as daughter who suddenly to be aware the dangerous activities of his daddy .

The picture pays tribute to this magnificent actor , Alex Angulo, who passed away by a car accident , being dedicated at his memoriam . He had a long career , especially as secondary player , with several famous titles as ¨Live flesh or Carne Tremula¨ , ¨Acción Mutante¨ , ¨Pans' labyrinth¨ , ¨Bosque De Sombras¨ , ¨Muertos De Risa¨, ¨Asi En El Cielo Como En La Tierra¨ , ¨Años Barbaros¨, ¨El Gran Vazquez¨ , being his most known acting as fanatic priest in ¨El Dia De La Bestia¨ by Alex De La Iglesia (being Angulo his fetish actor). The motion picture was professionally directed by Ignacio Estagueri , an usual Shorts filmmaker , this one results to be his first flick . The picture will appeal to Spanish cinema fans .


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