Based on the novel of the same name winner of the Primavera award 2016. Raquel, a young literature teacher, gives her marriage a second chance and moves to her husband's birth town, which hides a dark secret she will try to unravel.

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Carlos Montero
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Series cast summary:
Inma Cuesta ...  Raquel 8 episodes, 2020
Bárbara Lennie ...  Viruca 8 episodes, 2020
Tamar Novas ...  Germán 8 episodes, 2020
Arón Piper ...  Iago 8 episodes, 2020
Roberto Enríquez ...  Mauro 8 episodes, 2020
Roque Ruíz Roque Ruíz ...  Roi 8 episodes, 2020
Isabel Garrido Isabel Garrido ...  Nerea 8 episodes, 2020
Federico Pérez Rey ...  Demetrio 8 episodes, 2020
Alfonso Agra Alfonso Agra ...  Tomás 8 episodes, 2020
Susana Dans Susana Dans ...  Marga 8 episodes, 2020
Paul Galliano ...  Germán 8 episodes, 2020
Amber Brooke ...  Nerea 7 episodes, 2020
Abril Zamora ...  Tere 6 episodes, 2020
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Based on the novel of the same name winner of the Primavera award 2016. Raquel, a young literature teacher, gives her marriage a second chance and moves to her husband's birth town, which hides a dark secret she will try to unravel.

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And you, how long will it take you to die?


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Ningún nombre, ningún lugar
Written by Xoel López
Performed by Xoel López
(2015)
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The Mess You Leave Behind
31 December 2020 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

This series is centred on Raquel and Viruca, two literature teachers working in a small Spanish town. Raquel moves to the town with her husband, who is a local, to take up the teaching position. She didn't know that her predecessor, Viruca, had died in a presumed suicide. The more she learns the more Raquel starts to think Virura may have been murdered, possibly by somebody in her class. As the series progresses we see Raquel's story intertwined with flashbacks of the events leading to Viruca's death.

This is a somewhat mixed series; on the down side one does have to suspend one's disbelief at times... watching the series one would think there was only one class at the school and the way the students and teachers interact seems highly unlikely; it is far too casual and students get away with threatening teachers. If you can get passed those problems the central mystery is gripping and there were plenty of genuinely tense moments. As the series progresses more suspects emerge as we learn about various activities going on in the town which include affairs, sexual jealousy, shady financial dealings and drugs. The cast is solid; most noticeably Inma Cuesta and Bárbara Lennie as Raquel and Viruca. Overall I'd recommend this despite its problems; if you want a good mystery it is definitely worth watching.

These comments are based on watching the Series in Spanish with English subtitles.


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Spain

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Spanish

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11 December 2020 (USA) See more »

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