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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.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Blanca Suárez ... Elena
Mario Casas ... Nacho
Carmen Machi ... Trini
Secun de la Rosa Secun de la Rosa ... Sátur
Jaime Ordóñez ... Israel
Terele Pávez ... Amparo
Joaquín Climent ... Andrés
Alejandro Awada ... Sergio
Jordi Aguilar ... Barrendero
Diego Braguinsky Diego Braguinsky ... Oficinista
Mamen García Mamen García ... Gitana
Daniel Arribas Daniel Arribas ... Tipo que tose
Paco Sarro Paco Sarro ... Hombre 1
Mari Giner Mari Giner ... Señora del Abrigo
Tony Lam Tony Lam ... Chang
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On an ordinary day in bustling downtown Madrid, life ticks over as usual, while inside a decrepit and noisy central bar, a motley assortment of common urbanites is killing time indolently, up until a loud gunshot sends chills down the spine. Out of the blue, now a man lies dead in front of the bar in a pool of blood, and then surprisingly, in broad daylight, another death follows. Where did that mysterious lethal bullet come from? Is this an act of terrorism or is there a solitary invisible sniper hidden on a roof? As hysteria prevails and the bodies miraculously vanish into thin air, the perplexed and terrified bar's regulars are bound to turn on each other, paranoid and suspicious of the potential assassin who might be hiding inside the place. Is there indeed a wolf among sheep? Written by Nick Riganas

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Ordering Coffee Can Cost Your Life.


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Spain | Argentina

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Spanish

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24 March 2017 (Spain) See more »

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€987,993 (Spain), 24 March 2017, Limited Release
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Nacho: What the hell's up with you now?
Elena: I don't like being threatened.
Nacho: [Holding a gun] Who the hell is threatening you?
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Like Quarantine On Steroid
15 May 2018 | by Dantae HirumaSee all my reviews

After the first 10 minutes, I thought I was watching a rehash of Quarantine (or its Spanish counterpart, REC), but boy, was I wrong.

Like the two aforementioned movies, El Bar also puts a bunch of random characters in an enclosed space then kills them off one by one. But unlike the other two, the main danger in El Bar doesn't come from external forces, but rather from the characters themselves as they start going insane and turning against one another.

Once that happens, El Bar reveals itself as a really tense and well-written psychological thriller. There's truly never a dull moment with this movie as it keeps reeling you in with new twists and turns that are both bizarre and wicked yet strangely logical. The thrill is then heightened with a amazingly fast-paced style of directing that keeps you at the edge of your seat.

The best thing, however, is that unlike many similar psychological thrillers, El Bar doesn't feel pretentious. It doesn't take itself too seriously and doesn't try to take on more than it can. The director obviously just wants to entertain. Any conclusion, if there was ever any, is up to the viewers. And this movie sure as hell is entertaining.


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