TO STEAL FROM A THIEF
CIEN AÑOS DE PERDÓN
2016, Fox International Pictures, 96 min, Dir: Daniel Calparsoro

Among the year’s biggest box office hits in Spain, this expertly crafted heist film follows a team of robbers (led by Rodrigo de la Serna and Luis Tosar, both superb) who hit a Valencia bank. They make off with a number of safe deposit boxes – but one of them is filled with political information that the government is eager to keep secret. “Daniel Calparsoro’s well-dressed, high-energy heist thriller blends action with a timely critique of contemporary political corruption.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter. In Spanish with English subtitles.


COMBUSTION
COMBUSTIÓN
2013, 99 min, Spain, Dir: Daniel Calparsoro

Just as he’s gotten engaged to girlfriend Julia (María Castro), Mikel (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS actor Álex González) meets Ari (Adriana Ugarte) at a party. Ari is fascinating, beautiful, passionate … and up to her neck in illegal car racing. But that’s not the only curve she introduces; when Ari’s boyfriend cooks up a plan to rob Julia’s business, Mikel has to choose between an exciting new life with Ari and his love for Julia. COMBUSTION practically explodes with speed and nervous energy, while dodging the usual Hollywood blockbuster cliches, as drama and psychological tension mount with each scene. A box office hit with Spain’s younger crowd. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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