|January 14, 2019||10:30 AM|
For assistant pro-basketball coach Marco (Javier Gutiérrez, The Olive Tree), life is a game that’s played hard and played to win, at any cost. Estranged from his beautiful wife Sonia (Athenea Mata), Marco’s volatile temper gets him fired from his job after a boozy night of self-pity and an arrest for drunken driving. With his life falling apart, he’s thrown an unexpected lifeline: coaching Los Amigos, a team of intellectually disabled basketball players, including neurotic meter-reader Marín (Jesús Vidal), smelly hydrophobe Juanma (José de Luna), mama’s-boy metalhead Jesús (Jesús Lago) and tough Collantes (Gloria Ramos). Marco soon realizes that his perpetually underfunded “not normal” team just might have what it takes to make it to the national championships in writer/director Javier Fesser’s hilarious and heartfelt spin on the classic underdog tale.
In competition for the CV Cine and FIPRESCI Awards.
|Original Language Title:||CAMPEONES|
|Running Time:||124 minutes|
|Language:||in Spanish with English subtitles (deaf-friendly)|
|Producers:||Luis Manso, Pilar Benito|
|Principal Cast:||Javier Gutierrez, Sergio Omos, Julio Fernandez, Jesus Lago, Jose de Luna, Fran Fuente, Gloria Ramos, Alberto Nieto, Stefan Lopez, Athena Mata, Juan Margallo|
|Primary Company:||Latido Films|
|Screenwriter:||David Marqués, Javier Fesser|