A RODRIGO SOROGOYEN FILM
STARRING ANTONIO DE LA TORRE, MÓNICA LÓPEZ & JOSEP MARIA POU
Running time: 132 mins
The Realm, directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen is a fast paced Spanish political thriller.
The plot of ‘The Realm’ primarily revolves around Spanish politician, Manuel López-Vidal (played by Antonio de la Torre) who puts his party in jeopardy when the history of bribes and kickbacks that had funded his extravagant lifestyle comes to light. López-Vidal desperately tries to salvage his career while his party tries to get out of this situation with minimal damage to their future in politics.
This film is Directed and co-written by Rodrigo Sorogoyen. Sorogoyen’s filmography is filled with drama and thriller films as well as television directing credits. Prior to co-writing and directing ‘The Realm’, his most successful film was Stockholm, a film about a guy trying to catch the eye of a woman he wants to date.
This film is filled with an experienced Spanish cast who were in films like ‘Volver’, ‘The Last Circus’, ‘May God Save Us’ as well as many more. Although most of these films were primarily screened in Spain, many got wider releases with distribution from companies such as Sony Pictures.
The Realm has won many awards including the Goya Award for Best Supporting Actor 2019 · Luis Zahera, Goya Award for Best Actor 2019 · Antonio de la Torre, Goya Award for Best Director 2019 · Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Goya Award for Best Original Score 2019 · Olivier Arson, Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay 2019 · Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Isabel Peña, Goya Award for Best Sound 2019 · Alfonso Raposo, Roberto Fernández, Goya Award for Best Editing 2019 · Alberto del Campo, Fotogramas de Plata for Best Movie Actor 2019 · Antonio de la Torre, Platino Award for Best Actor 2019 · Antonio de la Torre and Platino Award for Best Editing 2019 · Alberto del Campo as well as being nominated for many more awards.
This is a brilliant film. Four stars.
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Review by Edmund Bleakley