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May God Save Us (2016)

Que Dios nos perdone (original title)
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Inspectors Velarde and Alfaro must find what appears to be a serial killer. This hunt against the clock will make them realize something they'd never thought about: neither one of them is that different from the killer.

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Rodrigo Sorogoyen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio de la Torre ... Velarde
Roberto Álamo ... Alfaro
Javier Pereira ... Andrés
Luis Zahera ... Alonso
Raúl Prieto ... Bermejo
María de Nati ... Elena
María Ballesteros María Ballesteros ... Rosario
José Luis García Pérez ... Sancho (as José Luis García-Perez)
Mónica López ... Amparo
Rocío Muñoz-Cobo ... Juana
Teresa Lozano Teresa Lozano ... Amalia
Fran Nortes ... Rafael March
Andrés Gertrúdix ... Padre Raúl
Jesús Caba Jesús Caba ... Rubio
Alfonso Bassave ... Céspedes
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During the scorching summer of 2011 in bustling central Madrid and in the background of the imminent Papal visit, the metropolis pulsates with anticipation while thousands of pilgrims flock to the capital. However, in the bowels of the city, there is something sinister going on, as it seems that a string of sex-related homicides have been taking place under the nose of the police, nurturing a scandal that no one wants to break out. Under those circumstances, two investigators, the brilliant, yet eccentric Luis Velarde and the hot-headed loose cannon Javier Alfaro must track down the sadistic and methodical serial killer in total secrecy. But to catch a killer, one must first keep his own demons at bay. Written by Nick Riganas

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The inspector Velardo loves to play records from Amália, the portuguese top singer of "fado". "Fado" its a unique type of music born in Portugal. See more »

Quotes

Javier Alfaro: I made a mistake and lost control. I've been seeing a shrink for two months, he gives me pills...
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Solidão (Canção do mar)
Written by Frederico de Brito (as Joaquim Frederico de Brito), David Mourão Ferreira and Ferrer Trindade
Performed by Amália Rodrigues
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May god forgive us... We find it wonderful !
29 August 2017 | by matlabaraqueSee all my reviews

Que Dios nos perdone could be described as a classic, or even a filthy thriller but it is in fact a film directed in a superb manner. What is this all about ? Well at first, you've got a very unlikely pair of work, Alfaro (charismatic, self-confident, seducer but violent) and Velarde (starmmerer, quiet and witty), the two detective inspectors who are in charge of the investigation. Both under pressure at work and urged to prove their qualities in the Spanish police, the detectives will need to overcome their faults to resolve this investigation with the utmost discretion. From then on, a thrilling race against time and serial rape crimes starts with the eternal doubt whether the policemen they are, are that different (or not) to the murderer of these old women. To me, and above all, the film features a rare description of its characters, of the mood of Madrid during this summer 2011. You feel the heat, the smells of bodies and of the corpses(!) the tension at work, in the society, the hatred against and amongst policemen . It has all the ingredients that are needed in such a film: the crimes are definitely filthy, the detective inspectors are weirdos in their own way which make them plausible suspects, the rythm is relentless. You end up suspecting everyone, and you crave for someone to arrest the murderer. A very gripping film, with a fantastic direction. Most likely, the best or one of the best of 2016 so far.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

28 October 2016 (Spain) See more »

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May God Save Us See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain See more »

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EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,369,996
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