July 2019. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country (north to Spain). Unai López de Ayala is a member of the Ertzaina (Basque Country's police) expert in criminal profiles who returns to the service after an administrative discharge due to the recent death of his pregnant wife in a car crash happened a year ago. His arrival to the commissary matches with the apparition of a pair of corpses whose criminal firm is the same of Tasio Ortiz de Zarate, a former TV host of a mystery show named "Telúrico" who was arrested by a serial of identical crimes 20 years ago that always claimed his innocence. Working with his partner Estíbaliz Ruiz de Gauna, a young woman with a trouble of drugs addiction after her brother, herbalist Eneko, Unai meets the newcomer deputy chief Alba Díaz de Salvatierra, who helps him as confident and friend when they both do night running by the city, feeling attracted each other to despise Estíbaliz and despite Alba is a married woman with journalist Mario Santos. Dividing his...Written by
Based on the bestseller of the same name by Eva García Sáenz de Urturi. See more »
After being taken off the case and handing in guns and badges
the two detectives are suddenly armed a few minutes later. See more »
It could have been a great tv series, but it is a mediocre movie
This is the adaptation of the first book of a trilogy. I think that people who have not read the books will have some trouble to follow the film. It is a very weak and dissapointing adapation which leaves outside some of the best things of the books: for example, the grandfather, one of the greatest carachters, only appears in one or two very brief scenes. The relation between Unai and Alba does not translate well to the screen. The rich traditional background you have in the book comes very superficial here, and so happens with the investigation itself. Also, having the "big mistery" revealed 20 minutes into the film does not help.
Generally all (acting, music, script...) is quite forgettable and superficial and lacks the magic the books have. In my opinion, it could (and should) have been made into a TV series, not into a movie.
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