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The Invisible Guest (2016)

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While the clock is ticking, with the aid of a witness preparation expert, a successful entrepreneur accused of murder has 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

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 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 Pere Brasó ... Agente 1
Jordi Brunet Jordi Brunet ... Agente 3
Bobby Gonzalez Bobby Gonzalez ... 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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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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€4,000,000 (estimated)
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Officially remade in India as Badla (2019) meaning Revenge, released in 2019. See more »

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When you see the car dumped into the sea from the bird view you clearly see the lighting equipment which lights up the whole scene reflecting in the back window of the car. See more »

Quotes

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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Remade as The Invisible Witness (2018) See more »

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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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Completely shocked
4 July 2017 | by mongeortizSee all my reviews

Over the past months I've realized how much improvement have Spanish movies and series done in their works. However, when it comes to thrillers, I tend to be very selective and delicate because there are a lot of elements to take into consideration.

The Invisible Guest accomplish almost all the elements in any checklist of a perfect thriller-suspense movie. The script forces you to think quickly, you can't get distracted for a second because you'll miss an important detail.

The story is told in a puzzling-kind of way, letting you feel like you finally know what is going on, just to tear your expectation apart with a new shocking truth.

Some of the actors did a pretty good job. A remarkable performance was the one from Victoria Goodman.

The music is absolutely engaging. The twisted feeling you get with the melody traps you into the story. The different tones and volumes of the music actually happen in agreement with the intensity of the sequence.

100% RECOMMENDED.


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