The Spanish film that is sweeping Netflix: a ‘thriller’ based on a true story that is Top 10 in 64 countries – Film news

The Spanish film that is sweeping Netflix: a ‘thriller’ based on a true story that is Top 10 in 64 countries – Film news
The Spanish film that is sweeping Netflix: a ‘thriller’ based on a true story that is Top 10 in 64 countries – Film news

A high-voltage film with shades of black comedy that has Luis Tosar, Arón Piper and María Pedraza as protagonists

The mail It arrived on Netflix just two weeks ago and has already placed in the Top 10 most viewed in 64 countries. The film premiered in theaters on January 19 and, four months later, it arrives on the streaming platform to live a second life with much greater reach and a more international audience.

Directed by Daniel Calparsoro, with Arón Piper, María Pedraza and Luis Tosar as protagonists, the film mixes suspense and comedy to tell a story inspired by real events, although without giving real names.

What is a guy from Vallecas doing in a container that has traveled from Spain to Hong Kong with 1.5 billion euros? The mail focuses on Iván Márquez, a young man from Madrid who sees an opportunity to make gold just when Spain is changing from the peseta to the euro, in 2002. Iván works as a valet at a luxurious golf club, this is how he becomes in Belgian mail for an international organization dedicated to money laundering. Construction businessmen, corrupt politicians, bankers, athletes, the Chinese mafia… They are all involved and Iván also takes part in it.

this movie is based on real facts. For legal reasons, many of the characters are fictitious. Any resemblance to real people or situations is a fucking coincidence,” says a label at the beginning of the film. Calparsoro has been very careful not to use real names, but he gives clues so that people can guess what story he is telling. According to The vanguardthe real Iván is Hervé Falciani, a Franco-Italian who worked for the multinational financial services company HSBC -and look for us more if you don’t want to spoil the film-.

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“There is a lot of reality and a lot of fiction. Fiction is more in the form, in the rhythm, in the speed and in the cinematographic experience. In the content there are some references that have a lot of reality, but in the end it is a universal story because it is about greed and ambition,” said the director in an interview with SensaCine.

Before its arrival on Netflix, the Spanish press gave it its approval. “Fast and energetic thriller with a social background,” wrote Oti Rodríguez Marchante for ABC. “From Vallecas to Belgium at the height of Spanish corruption as only Calparsoro could have told it,” says Enid Román Almansa for Cinemania. Now it is the subscribers of the streaming platform who bless this thriller, which is a great option if you don’t know what to watch.

 
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