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The Invisible Guest (2016)

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A successful entrepreneur accused of murder and a witness preparation expert have less than three hours to come up with an impregnable defence.

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Oriol Paulo

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Oriol Paulo
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Casas ... Adrián Doria
Ana Wagener ... Virginia Goodman
Jose Coronado ... Tomás Garrido (as José Coronado)
Bárbara Lennie ... Laura Vidal
Francesc Orella ... Félix Leiva
Paco Tous ... Conductor
David Selvas ... Bruno
Iñigo Gastesi Iñigo Gastesi ... Daniel Garrido
San Yélamos San Yélamos ... Sonia
Manel Dueso Manel Dueso ... Inspector Milán
Blanca Martínez Blanca Martínez ... Virginia Goodman Real
Pere Brasó ... Agente 1
Jordi Brunet Jordi Brunet ... Agente 3
Bobby González Bobby González ... Agente 4 (as Robert Gonzalez)
Martina Hurtado Martina Hurtado ... Alex
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Adrián Doria, a wealthy businessman named Man of the Year due to his high-tech company and his trade agreements with the Asian market, meets Virginia Goodman, a veteran lawyer expert in witness preparation and judicial declaration, recommended by Adrián's lawyer Felix Leiva in order to create a credible defense. Arrested by the police in a mountain hotel room with the corpse of his lover at his side, photographer Laura Vidal, Adrián talks Virginia about the crime and his relationship with Laura, revealing that both suffered a car crash where a man called Daniel Garrido died, and how Laura manipulated Adrián to avoid the jail by Daniel's death. At the same time that Félix is looking for a clue that it could change the course of the events, Virginia and Adrián keep talking about the case but her, unconvinced of the Adrián's testimony, forces him to clear the dark points of his history, in a puzzle where the truth and the lie are easily exchangeable. Written by Chockys

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Every story has two sides. The truth, only one.


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Officially remade in India as Badla (2019) meaning Revenge, released in 2019. See more »

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Even if it was possible to access the banking system and create money transfers under Garrido's name, the timestamps of the transfers would have been wrong. See more »

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Virginia Goodman: Your testimony has holes, and I need details. Plausibility is based on details. I can use them to convince the world that you're innocent. I assure you, I can do it.
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Nadie va a venir a buscarte
Written by Fernando Velázquez and Zahara (as María Zahara Gordillo)
Performed by Zahara
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Impossible to fault
8 May 2017 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

I'm widely known for enjoying French cinema, however I believe this is the first Spanish film I have ever seen. I'm glad to confirm that it will not be my last, because this movie was incredible. It was the type of film that I like more than any other type. A mystery thriller that is guaranteed to have a twist. It's also a type of movie that Americans don't do overly well. They always seem to think that a movie needs endless car chases and shoot-outs and that the story should just be there to facilitate those. The Europeans seem to understand that the true brilliance in cinema comes from the writing side of things. The intricate webs they weave never cease to astound me.

It's always a little hard to judge acting in a subtitled film, but I'm pretty confident in saying the acting in this film was superb. The entire cast found a perfect balance of charisma and mysteriousness to surround their character. The story is crafted exquisitely and has a lot of rewatchability factor. In fact it's almost a must to watch it again, knowing what you now know. I love films that do that.

It's very hard to find any negatives with this film. In fact I've just spent 5 minutes trying to come up with some and failed. That should indicate just how good this movie is. I hope films like this never stop being made because they are an absolute delight to watch.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

6 January 2017 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Invisible Guest See more »

Filming Locations:

Vizcaya, País Vasco, Spain See more »

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Budget:

EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,191,910
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