The Spanish. Hot blooded. Passionate. It sure comes out in this movie. I really liked it a lot, it was long for sure at 2 hrs. but besides the story, old Barcelona (they show the beginning of Sagrada Familia) and the 20's cars, costumes etc. kept me interested.
You have all these groups (Police, Gangsters, Union Organizers, Government, heck even Dancers) that at first you wonder how they are all related but in the end it all comes together and ends with a 20's style shoot out where the bad guys get theirs (or do it to themselves). And yes, they are all related in the story, No extemporaneous fluff like you have in US movies to please a certain demographic.
Very European and I love it that they take their time to develop the characters and the storyline (unlike ADD American movies where they think they have to blow up something in the first 5 minutes to keep your attention or CGI everything; although, they kind of did that in the first 5 min. but it is the rest of the move that makes it very European).
A lot going in the show to keep your interest and the actors were great in this. Found myself searching about them. Some very good cinema as of late from Spain on Netflix (e.g. Elite).
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