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The Realm Dir. Rodrigo Sorogoyen

  • Spain
  • 127 mins
  • 2018
  • Thriller
  • Colour
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Main Cast: Antonio de la Torre, Mónica López, Josep Maria Pou

Manuel Gómez Vidal is a beloved politician in his region: he enjoys a good social standing, has a loving family, friends everywhere and oozes natural charisma. However he is also a corrupt man who has been enriching himself with public funds for many years. After attempting to cover up for an associate, Manuel is left exposed and to his surprise, the Party’s members seek to place the blame for the entire scandal on his shoulders alone. However, Vidal is not one to give in easily even as his life seems to be falling apart. The Realm brilliantly examines how far a person willing to go in order to hold on to power and the film fizzes with energy and plot twists, underscored by a thrilling soundtrack from Olivier Arson. It also features some of Spain’s finest acting talent, with the central role superbly played by Spain’s most versatile actor, Antonio de la Torré – and Bárbara Lennie also shines. This political thriller is a treat and not to be missed.

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