2015. Raquel Crespo is woman from Bilbao (Basque Country, north to Spain) desperate to recover his little daughter Alba. Having to pay a bribery of 35,000 EUR (42,000 $) to a corrupt social services who works in child custody, Raquel goes to a bank named Nortcaja in the neighborhood of Santutxu to talk with the bank manager Elías for obtaining the money, offering her parents' house as endorsement in exchange for opening an bank account and finally get the 35,000 EUR loan. Accepting the terms, Elías talks with the bank teller Cristina to make the operation but seconds before to end it, two felonious named Jonan and Lola appear in the bank to make a robbery. Closing the bank, Jonan and Lola retain as hostages to Elías, Cristina, Raquel, young girls Iratxe and the Russian Daryna, Mikel the technical computer and Gregorio the bank guard. Hoping that the robbery be easy and obtaining a loot of 400,000 EUR (485,000 $), things complicate from the beginning: Toñín, a corrupt cop working as ...Written by
I went in to watch this with absolutely no information, and I liked it.
most of it takes place inside, or just outside, the Bank. a woman is desperate to get an immediate loan, and not even a robbery will stop her.
it's not your average rehash of bank heist tropes. the robbers are damaged people who behave supremely idiotically. the police are "soft" compared to what one has come to expect from other similar movies. a wordplay is being used as a major plot device (it helps if you speak spanish, but it's not necessary). there's a minor twist halfway through that I honestly did not see coming.
this is not a movie that will change your life, but if you're tired of movies where you can guess the plot twists and the ending 20 minutes in, you'll enjoy it.
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