The Spanish film based on real events that breaks records on Netflix and lasts less than two hours

The Spanish film based on real events that breaks records on Netflix and lasts less than two hours
The Spanish film based on real events that breaks records on Netflix and lasts less than two hours

Daniel Calparsoro mixes suspense with black comedy in a film that takes us to the supposed economic boom of the 2000s

May 22, 2024, 16:25

Updated May 22, 2024, 7:00 p.m.

What Elite united, no one separates. Or almost no one. Two of the leading actors from the first season of the successful series come together again under the direction of Daniel Calparsoro in The maila film that has arrived on Netflix whose cast leads the crush of half adolescent Spain, Aron Piper, María Pedraza and Luis Tosar.

The story behind The mail

In the latest feature film by the Spanish filmmaker the thriller genre dabbles with black comedy at will in the Spain of the arrival of the euro, all that was the foretaste of the real estate bubble that hit us hard starting in 2007 and whose ravages we still continue to suffer.

The film, which is based on real events, follows Iván, a boy from Vallecas who dreams of leaving his neighborhood and living a life that, in principle, is quite far away. However, the one he wears as a valet at a luxurious golf club is too small for him.

This is when the first turn of events occurs: he is used as a Belgian courier to an international organization dedicated to whitewashing money. Suddenly, Vallecas is left behind and Geneva and Brussels are on the horizon.

However, his ambition will take him to the Costa del Sol, where corruption is the daily bread, it pervades everything and is a cake of which everyone, apparently, wants a piece. And he will not be less.

In addition to the main plot, as the colleagues from Sensacine Colombia explain, it also covers the theme of the Falciani List, since Iván does business with the person who gave it its name. The engineer leaked a compilation of 130,000 names of tax evaders to the European authorities, among whose names the top model Elle McPherson, the athletes Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso and Diego Forlán or the artists Christian Slater, the late Tina Turner or Phil Collins.

Success speaks Spanish

If a few days ago we told you that an unexpected non-English speaking romantic comedy, Honeyless Moonhad managed to destroy the science fiction film at the top of the platform Rebel Moon by Zack Snyder, today we can tell you that The mail has become the most viewed feature film in this same category and the fourth overall after titles like The Mother of the Bride, Unsweetenedone of the seven best movies to hit Netflix this May, and Shrek.

The work starring Aron Piper and María Pedraza already accumulates 7.5 million views in its first week on broadcast.

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