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When Angels Sleep (2018)

Cuando los ángeles duermen (original title)
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Germán is a CEO of a life insurance company too much busy with his job to attend his personal life with his wife Sandra and his little daughter, Estela. Trying to arrive home at time to ... See full summary »

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Gonzalo Bendala

Writer:

Gonzalo Bendala
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julián Villagrán ... Germán
Marian Álvarez ... Sandra
Ester Expósito ... Silvia
Sira Alonso Sira Alonso ... Estela (as Sira Alonso de Alarcón)
Asia Ortega Asia Ortega ... Gloria
Daniel Jumillas Daniel Jumillas ... Mario
Christian Mulas Christian Mulas ... El Chato
Adolfo Fernández Adolfo Fernández ... Sargento Guardia Civil
Javier Ruiz de Somavía Javier Ruiz de Somavía ... Luis
Marisol Membrillo ... Rosa
Ramiro Alonso Ramiro Alonso ... Antonio
Font García Font García ... Eduardo
Antonio Márquez Antonio Márquez ... Guardia Civil 1
Daniel Mantero Daniel Mantero ... Guardia Civil 2
Helena Castañeda Helena Castañeda ... Guardia Civil 3
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Germán is a CEO of a life insurance company too much busy with his job to attend his personal life with his wife Sandra and his little daughter, Estela. Trying to arrive home at time to celebrate Estela's birthday party, Germán is stopped at night by two Civil Guard agents (Spanish equivalent to state troopers), who seeing German's extreme exhaustion they guide him to a motel to pass the night and that he sleeps in order to prevent an accident. At the same time, Silvia is a troubled teen who flees from her too troubled home to meet her close friend Gloria, meeting later with Mario and El Chato to spend the night all together in Mario's car. Meanwhile Germán eludes Civil Guard agents and takes the car again to get home as soon as be possible, Silvia rejects El Chato's sexual innuendos and hit him, making that she leaves the car and Gloria leaves it too, trying both to back home walking or making hitchhiking. But when in certain moment Silvia moves away from the road and she hides in a ... Written by Chockys

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

7 September 2018 (Spain) See more »

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€2,322,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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An interesting "perfect storm" of all the wrong possibilities . . .
7 January 2019 | by charles000See all my reviews

An interesting "perfect storm" of all the wrong possibilities converging into a single night of evolving chaos.

All things considered, could something like this actually happen in the real world?

Well, maybe . . .

Without explaining any specific details here, the question arises to what extent would someone go to protect their life situation and that of their family, if they found themselves in a circumstance that did not start off with ill intent, but ended up with a very narrow set of options to work with as their situation deteriorates.

If anything, this is something of a character study of clashing worlds, that of the executive family man, and some very poor decisions rendered into an already precarious scenario, mixed together with the irrational angst of teenagers, and in particular, a freaked out girl fueled with a bit of drugs amplifying her already bipolar state of mind.

Not a bad film, certainly not as bad as some of the reviews provided here.

The acting was reasonably well done, and for the most part, the suspension of disbelief was within a range of plausibility.

Would I spend the time to see this again? Probably not, but I'm not lamenting the time spent watching it either.

It at least deserves 5 stars . . .


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