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The Candidate (2018)

El reino (original title)
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A Spanish politician whose high-class lifestyle is based on nefarious and illegal business threatens to break his entire party after a newspaper expose him to the public eye.

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Rodrigo Sorogoyen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio de la Torre ... Manuel
Mónica López ... Inés
Josep Maria Pou ... Frías (as José María Pou)
Bárbara Lennie ... Amaia Marín
Nacho Fresneda ... Paco
Ana Wagener ... La Ceballos
Luis Zahera ... Cabrera
Francisco Reyes ... Alvarado
María de Nati ... Nati
David Lorente David Lorente ... Gallardo
Paco Revilla Paco Revilla ... Fernando
Sonia Almarcha ... Susana
Andrés Lima Andrés Lima ... Bermejo
Óscar de la Fuente ... Pareja
Laia Manzanares ... Lucía
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Storyline

2007. Manuel López-Vidal is a veteran Spanish politician and the right-hand of Frías, autonomous community's president (working as member of Spain's governing party), who he has an upper high-class lifestyle with his wife Inés and his teen daughter Nati. But behind of his long carrier and the respect of his party's partners and friends as Cabrera, Bermejo, Gallardo and Fernando, truth is totally different: Manuel is a crooked and corrupt man who since many years ago uses his politic position together his friends deviating foreign aids and getting money by means of any illegal way. When Gallardo is arrested accused of fraud and politic corruption, Manuel warms all his friends about to keep silence hoping that the police forgets the case by not founding new evidences. But when it's revealed in the newspapers that himself has been recorded in personal conversations talking about it, the fictional world of respect and honor created by Manuel falls down. With the elections closing the next... Written by Chockys

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Kings fall. Realms continue.


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French visa # 147161. See more »

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Referenced in Lo siguiente: Antonio de la Torre (2018) See more »

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El Reino, Pt. 3
Written by Olivier Arson
Performed by Olivier Arson
Courtesy by Quartet Records
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Great script, brilliant directing and some really outstanding performances
1 October 2018 | by dani-localisationSee all my reviews

This is without a doubt the best Spanish movie I have seen in years (and I'm Spanish). It depicts the politician corruption in an excellent way. For me, the script was really really good, the directing was 100% on point and the performances were amazing. There is an actor called Luis Zahera who I didn't even know and it gives the most credible performance in the movie (as Cabrera). He is soooooooo good. The scene at the balcony should grant him all the awards he can get in his category this year. You cannot go better than that. Impossible. Definitely a must-watch film. Go to the theater and support the crew. This is as cinema at its best.


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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

28 September 2018 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Budget:

EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,206,101
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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