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Rodrigo Sorogoyen

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El reino

Rodrigo Sorogoyen
2018 - Spain / France - 2h12

Screenings : thursday 25 - 10:00 am - 400 Coups - 1
Manuel López Vidal is an influential politician. He is about to take over the national leadership of his party when he finds himself embroiled in a corruption scandal threatening one of his closest friends, sucking him into an infernal downwards spiral...
The big winner at the last Goyas with 7 trophies, El reino (The Kingdom) paints an uncompromising picture of corruption in the world of Spanish politics with the portrait of a politician trying to show that he is just a link in the chain. Antonio de la Torre's performance is so remarkable that his character actually becomes endearing as the tension of this thriller rises.“From a surrealist break-in at a villa to a night time no-headlights car chase, the action speeds up and pins you to your seat”. (Jacques Morice;Télérama) “El reino describes the downwards spiral of paranoia and absurd choices, and the film hovers between terrifying thriller (is the “hero”under threat?) and the occasionally slapstick satire of a world where the only option is fight or flight”. (Jean-François Rauger; Le Monde)

Cast : Antonio de la Torre, Mónica López, Josep Maria Pou, Bárbara Lennie, Nacho Fresneda, Ana Wagener, Luis Zahera
Screenplay : Isabel Peña, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Cinematography : Alejandro de Pablo
Editing : Alberto del Campo
Music : Olivier Arson

Production : Tornasol Films, Atresmedia Cine, Bowfinger International Pictures

French distributor : Le Pacte