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Cuerpo de élite (2016)

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Agents from diverse Spanish local police forces are called to form a special team.

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Joaquín Mazón
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
María León ... Lola
Miki Esparbé ... Santi
Jordi Sánchez Jordi Sánchez ... Pep
Andoni Agirregomezkorta Andoni Agirregomezkorta ... Gorka
Juan Carlos Aduviri ... Byron
Sílvia Abril ... Agente Gil
Carlos Areces ... Boyero
Joaquín Reyes Joaquín Reyes ... Julián
Vicente Romero ... Sargento Pérez
César Sarachu ... Antxon
Rober Bodegas Rober Bodegas ... Xoel
Pepa Aniorte Pepa Aniorte ... Camacho
Octavi Pujades Octavi Pujades ... Agente Catalán
Rubén Sanz Rubén Sanz ... Agente Madrileño
Aitor Fernandino Aitor Fernandino ... Agente Gallego
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Storyline

After the robbery of a bomb and the death of several secret agents who tried recovered it, Minister Boyero recruits five agents from some Spanish local police agencies to preserve the existence of Cuerpo de Élite (Elite Corp.), a secret team created in the 70's during the Spanish Transition. The new agents are Santi (Madrid's Mobility Agent), Lola (Andalusia's Civil Guard), Pep (Catalonia's Mosso d'Esquadra), Gorka (Basque Country's Ertzaina) and Byron (an Ecuatorian immigrant who claims born in Cuenca, member of Spanish Legion). The new Cuerpo de Élite is called to conclude the unfinished mission of the previous team: recover an atomic bomb from Palomares's Broken Arrow (an infamous accident where four atomic bombs fell in Spain's coast in 1966) before it be exploded. But the bad connivance between them will endanger to fulfill the mission, in addition of a woman who tries to alert Santi about the hidden truth behind of Cuerpo de Élite. Written by Chockys

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Taglines:

El mejor peor equipo del mundo [The best worst team of the world]

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Action | Comedy

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

26 August 2016 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuerpo de élite: Misión Palomares See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Budget:

€4,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

Miki Esparbé (Santi) plays an agent from Madrid, who is very proud of this origin. In reality, the actor was born in the province of Barcelona. See more »

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Followed by Cuerpo de élite (2018) See more »

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Pongamos que hablo de Madrid
Written by Antonio Sánchez (as Antonio Sánchez Rodríguez) and Joaquín Sabina
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A Success on 3 Levels
28 October 2018 | by pyramidalapexSee all my reviews

Level 1: A slap-stick, physical comedy of surprises, cleaver dialog (including cleaver english subtitles), engaging characters all well presented by the director and actors. Level 2: Lots of insider jokes, characterizations and situations for those familiar with cultural and political aspects of today's Spain. (As an American, I made good use of watching along with someone who knows a lot about Spain.) Level 3: A shockingly non-PC movie for the American viewer. The extent of political correctness in the U.S. would make it impossible to make a movie like this in the U.S. and provided this American viewer with a distinct reminder of the enjoyment factor of freedom. Refreshing! Americans should see this film even if they have to use this fast-paced presentation to learn of the seemingly conflicting cultures within Spain at the same time enjoying the rusulting humor.

I rarely laugh out loud watching a film at home. It happened many times with movie. Many times I went back to see the joke again--some were so funny, shocking and refreshing.


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