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The Fury of a Patient Man (2016)

Tarde para la ira (original title)
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A hard-working single mother and wife of a getaway driver who is about to be released is approached by an unassuming and gentle man, completely unaware though of his inscrutable and utterly impelling motives.

Director:

Raúl Arévalo

Writers:

Raúl Arévalo (screenplay), David Pulido (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio de la Torre ... Jose
Luis Callejo ... Curro
Ruth Díaz ... Ana
Raúl Jiménez ... Juanjo
Manolo Solo ... Santi
Font García Font García ... Julio
Pilar Gómez Pilar Gómez ... Pili
Alicia Rubio ... Carmen
Gaizka Ardanaz Gaizka Ardanaz ... Toñín
Luna Martín Luna Martín ... Sara
Chani Martín ... Marcelo
Enrique de la Torre Enrique de la Torre ... Luismi
Inma Sancho Inma Sancho ... Charo
Paco Benjumea Paco Benjumea ... Taxista
Berta Hernández Berta Hernández ... Novia Jose
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In a squalid working-class cafe located in a barrio somewhere in Madrid, hard-working single mother Ana struggles to make ends meet as a bartender, living a simple and routine life with her only son. Patiently, for the past eight long years, Ana has been waiting for her criminal boyfriend Curro's release, while in the meantime, the unassuming and gentle Jose has already become a regular customer spending a lot of time in her cafe, quite obviously in fond of her. And then, one day, Curro is finally released, still violent and resentful after his long-lasting incarceration, threatening not only Ana's peace but also her tentative and fragile romance with Jose. Eventually, having no other choice but to escape, Ana will accept Jose's offer to live with her son in his secluded cottage, completely unaware though of quiet Jose's inscrutable and utterly impelling motives. Written by Nick Riganas

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The project took eight years to get made because co-writer/director Raúl Arévalo wanted an specific cast, to shoot in 16mm, which was more expensive and didn't want to change aspects of the story to make it more mainstream. It wasn't until producer Beatriz Bodegas worked with Arévalo in La vida inesperada (2013) that the film started to be produced. See more »

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At around 01h04 when Curro goes out to pick up the car, when he is about to get in, crew is visible by reflection in the back of the car. See more »

Connections

Remade as The Fury of a Patient Man See more »

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Jota de San Andrés
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Very effective Spanish thriller
22 May 2017 | by rubenmSee all my reviews

The single most important thing distinguishing a good thriller from a bad one, is the screenplay. It has to be simple but effective, with lots of suspense and without any unnecessary subplots.

'Tarde para la Ira' is a great thriller, because the writer, who is also the director, has stuck to this basic rule. The story of a man who waits for years to take revenge, is very effective. And the carefully planned way he finally gets even with his adversaries, keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very last moment.

Also, this film is very good in creating the right atmosphere. There's nothing polished or glamorous about the people in this film. They are as rough as the working class neighbourhoods in Madrid, where the film is set.

The great thing is that the film doesn't need many action scenes. There is one great scene, the very first one, shot from the viewpoint of a driver, who is trying to escape from the police after a robbery. This is a crucial scene, but why it is so important becomes clear only later in the film. There are a few violent scenes, but they are filmed in a very matter-of-fact style.

This film seems to be a perfect candidate for an American remake. It doesn't take much effort to change the setting from Madrid to Chicago, Los Angeles or Miami. On the other hand, I doubt if an American director can do as good a job as Raúl Arévalo.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

15 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Madrid, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Budget:

EUR1,200,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,341,847
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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