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The Cliff (2016)

Acantilado (original title)
A mass suicide involving members of a cult takes place in the Canary Islands. Gabriel's younger sister, Cordelia, who he hasn't seen for years, was one of the cult followers. Gabriel decides to travel there and find out what happened.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Grao ... Gabriel
Juana Acosta ... Helena
Goya Toledo ... Santana
Ingrid García Jonsson ... Cordelia
Ana Gracia Ana Gracia ... Heidi
Josean Bengoetxea Josean Bengoetxea ... Martínez
Jon Kortajarena ... Julián
Maiken Beitia Maiken Beitia ... Marion
Ciro Miró ... Artemi
Xabier Elorriaga ... Antonio
Itsaso Arana Itsaso Arana ... Patricia
Ramón Ibarra Ramón Ibarra ... Comisario
Magdalena Aizpurua Magdalena Aizpurua ... Policía
Ayoze Rodríguez Santana Ayoze Rodríguez Santana ... Celador de Necrópolis
Paulo Martín Rosario Paulo Martín Rosario ... Ayudante de Necrópolis


Gabriel is a Assistant District Attorney from Bilbao, Basque Country (north to Spain) whose happy life with his work and his wife Patricia shakes after to receive a calling where he is noticed that his younger sister, Cordelia, has died after a mass suicide of a sect who lived in the island of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, who jump of a cliff to crash against the sea. Moving to the island, Gabriel meets Helena, Cordelia's friend and former housemate, because the two are required to identify the only one corpse not identified clearly. Realizing that Cordelia isn't the corpse they see, Gabriel moves to Helena's house in order to wait news from Inspector Santana, a woman very implicated in the investigation after the disappearance of a cop who she secretly infiltrated in the sect to find evidences of illegal activities. But tired of the waiting, Gabriel and Helena decide investigate by their own risk the sect and their members, trying to discover what caused the suicide and if Cordelia ... Written by Chockys

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Debes escuchar el silencio [You must hear the silence].


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Release Date:

3 June 2016 (Spain) See more »

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Box Office


€2,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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At the scene where Gabriel and Artemi are driving to the airport, Gabriel gets a text message from her wife with the time showing 4:26 PM. But the scene takes place at night. See more »

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Just a little to gay
22 September 2018 | by jimdavidson-19532See all my reviews

A well written story ruined by the introduction of lesbianism and sexual tension. For some reason movie makers can't seem to make a movie which sells a story line rather than a message. This one was loaded with them.

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