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The Realm
Original title:
El reino
Slovenian title:
Kraljestvo
Section:
PANORAMA
Country, year:
Spain, France, 2018
Length:
126
Directed by:
Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Screenplay:
Isabel Pena, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Cinematography:
Alejandro de Pablo
Music:
Olivier Arson
Subtitles:
Slovenian
Language:
Spanish
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Cast:
Antonio de la Torre (Manuel), Mónica López (Inés), Josep María Pou (Frías), Nacho Fresneda (Paco), Ana Wagener (La Ceballos), Bárbara Lennie (Amaia Marín), Luis Zahera (Cabrera), Francisco Reyes (Alvarado), María de Nati (Nati), David Lorente (Gallardo)
Awards:
Goya Awards 2019 (Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay), San Sebastian 2018, Toronto 2018

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Description:
After his shady dealings are exposed by the media, a corrupt Spanish politician uses all available means to save his skin.
Manuel is a crooked politician who enjoys the lifestyle that kickbacks afford. He eats at fancy restaurants, parties with his friends on yachts, and provides a very luxurious lifestyle for his family. Manuel brazenly bribes, extorts, and pays off anyone who threatens to expose the activities of his inner circle. When he is singled out to take the fall for a case of fraudulent government contracts, rather than admit to any wrongdoing, Manuel decides to sell out his whole party in an effort to avoid jail time. It's a decision that puts many lives at risk.

"First, we wanted to talk about the political class, and its, on many occasions, lack of ethics. But ultimately, and more importantly, we wanted to reflect on how this lack of ethics extends to our society. We have the politicians we deserve. That Donald Trump is president of the United States is a reflection on how American society has evolved, of what it longs for, what it fears. It's no coincidence." (Rodrigo Sorogoyen)