The story of a man who fooled an entire country. A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.
Miquel García Borda
In bustling downtown Madrid, a loud gunshot and two mysterious deaths trap a motley assortment of common urbanites in a decrepit central bar, while paranoia and suspicion force the terrified regulars to turn on each other.
Ten-year-old Nico receives a threatening letter and now his life is in danger. No one seems to believe him except one person that he doesn't know who has come to believe that fate itself wants the boy dead and tries to prevent it.
Víctor is a thief who is contacted by members of the Russian mob for a robbery. Intriguished about it and receiving the usual visits of Helena, a girl who works as stripper and prostitute for the mob, Víctor distrusts about his new friends and the plan to steal the bank. In a meeting with them, Víctor realizes that the target is the Banco de Crédito Suizo (Swiss Credit Bank), and the amount is about 30,000,000 euros, guarded in the safe-box. But the plan complicates after to know the driver for the robbery, Rápido, a junkie who knows the true about Víctor. Just when both match together the mobsters, an especial operative of Interpol kill the mobsters and arrest Víctor, who previously let escape Rápido. During the interrogatory, a lieutenant from Spanish Policía Nacional appears to reveal that Víctor was really working as undercover cop in order to investigate and arrest Russian mob top. With the cover-up terminated, Víctor faces an Internal Affairs investigation by an assassination ...Written by
The BCS bank building is located in Bilbao, at the junction of Ibáñez de Bilbao and Alameda Mazarredo streets. Police cars shots were filmed in the surroundings of this locations, as for the Abando train station, a few blocks away. See more »
Or maybe not. But this is a spanish thriller and you can expect it to have quite some twists and turns. Especially if you haven't read anything about the plot or descriptions of others, who may describe certain things and characters. But I won't dwell on that, just in case you want to experience the movie and its story like I did.
If not you obviously have read up on things. And while this may not be the best thriller to come out of Spain, it still is quite nice. The acting and stunts are really good, the suspense is good enough. But you have to stick with it at times. Also be aware that there is some nudity in it. Also moral issues should not matter - see our lead. Might not be the most likeable and surely has his flaws ...
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