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January 13-19 2020

Program 2019

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A corruption case has potentially dramatic consequences for a ruling party in Spain. The leadership in Madrid seeks to blame the entire scandal on Manuel Gómez Vidal, a beloved politician and party Vice Secretary in his region. After attempting to cover up for an associate, "Manu" is left exposed – and suddenly, he is outed as a scoundrel who has been enriching himself with public funds for years. But "Manu" will not surrender, and we follow the desperate man in his fight to prove that he is not guilty of these illegal activities alone. He sets out to expose the whole party leadership; the betrayal by his closest allies in the party is to be revenged – at any cost.

The saying "You get the politicians you deserve" could easily fit as the tagline for this political thriller.

Program: 
Orginal title: 
EL REINO
Director: 
Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Screenplay: 
Isabel Peña, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Photography: 
Alejandro de Pablo
Actors: 
Antonio De La Torre, Mónica López, Josep María Pou, Nacho Fresneda
Run time: 
2 hours 10 min
Year: 
2018
Country: 
Spain and
France
Dialogue: 
Spanish
Subtitles: 
English
Producer: 
Gerardo Herrero, Mikel Lejarza
Sales: 
Latido Films
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Rodrigo Sorogoyen (b. 1981) is a Spanish director and scriptwriter. He studied film at the School of Cinematography and Audiovisual of the Community of Madrid and started his career as a screenwriter for TV. He is known for feature films like STOCKHOLM (2013) and MAY GOD SAVE US (2016).