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    The Realm

    Directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen
    Spain/France | 122 minutes | World Cinema Now

When corrupt politician Manuel López-Vidal is made a scapegoat by his fellow crooked colleagues, he must race against time to avoid prison by playing the system, leading to a desperate realization about the corruption he helped maintain, in this pulse-pounding new thriller.


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film synopsis

Regional politician Manuel López-Vidal (Antonio de la Torre) isn't above slipping his hand into the cookie jar - after all, it has given his wife and daughter a better life than they would have had otherwise, and corruption is practically a tradition in Spanish politics, leading all the way up to regional president Jose Luis Frias (José María Pou). But when newly appointed anticorruption hotshot Alvarado has López-Vidal arrested on money laundering and embezzlement charges, the politician quickly realizes his fellow swamp rats have made him their scapegoat, lambasting their colleague before the cameras while continuing their shady dealings. Now a persona non grata with nothing left to lose, cornered animal López-Vidal races to beat them at their own game, sending him on a breathless pursuit - where he discovers that corruption goes deeper than he ever thought possible - in this raw, heart-pounding new thriller from writer Isabel Peña and director Rodrigo Sorogoyen (May God Save Us).

In competition for the CV Cine Award.

film details

Original Language Title: El Reino
Country: Spain/France
Year: 2018
Running Time: 122 minutes
Language: in Spanish with English subtitles (deaf-friendly)
Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Producers: Gerardo Herrero, Mikel Lejarza, Mercedez Gamero
Principal Cast: Antonio De La Torre, Mónica López, José María Pou, Nacho Fresneda, Ana Wagener
Primary Company: Latido Films
Cinematographers: Alex De Pablo
Editor: Alberto Del Campo
Music: Olivier Arson
Screenwriter: Isabel Peña, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Website: http://www.latidofilms.com/the-realm/

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