In this prequel, Germán Areta leaves his position as a policeman to become a private detective in post-Francoist Spain.

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José Luis Garci
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carlos Santos ... Areta
Miguel Ángel Muñoz ... Moro
Luisa Gavasa ... Moli
María Cantuel María Cantuel ... Adela
Macarena Gómez ... Luisa
Raúl Mérida ... Johny Olas
Ramón Langa Ramón Langa ... Vergara
Andoni Ferreño Andoni Ferreño ... Luengo
Alfonso Delgado
Jacobo Dicenta
Samuel Miró Samuel Miró
Susana Paz Susana Paz
Jero García Jero García ... Mendoza
Víctor Anciones Víctor Anciones
Óskar Redondo
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In this prequel, Germán Areta leaves his position as a policeman to become a private detective in post-Francoist Spain.

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Drama | Thriller

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Carlos Santos replaced Víctor Clavijo in the lead role. See more »

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Follows El crack (1981) See more »

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Pretty bad
16 May 2020 | by r-95017See all my reviews

Filmed in black and white, the acting is pretty woeful, it's difficult to want to pay attention when you're constantly confronted with examples or poor editing. It's so bad at times it made me wonder if it's deliberate.

The script has dramatic style to it, adding to the abstract lack of warmth for the characters. I get that he is a PI but I hope nobody has ever needed to look into the distance so many times in 2 hours.

I think it's also generally inconsistent, revelling in what I imagine were seen as character development and setting the seen comes across as predictable. Even the music annoyed me


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

4 October 2019 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Areta, investigación See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$370,021
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Nickel Odeon See more »
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1.85 : 1
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