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PANORAMA
EL BAR / THE BAR
07.07. at 21:15h
Medvedgrad
Country: Spain
2017, 102min
Director:
Álex de la Iglesia
Cast:
Mario Casas, Blanca Suarez, Jose Sacristan, Carmen Machi, Terele Pavez, Secun de la Rosa, Jaime Ordóñez
Genre:
Thriller, Black comedy
Official Trailer
Sinopsis: This is a full-on surreal Psychotronic black-comedy that blends thrills, suspense, tension as well as an intriguing script full of dark humor, drama and exciting situations. Packed with scenes of absurd nature, this story is a fantastic farce, as we follow the ridiculous situations of a varied group of quirky characters whose destination is dictated for their survival . ¨El Bar¨ captures the essence of the best Álex De La Iglesia, a film maker who, at this point in his own story , is respected and admired worldwide and has the most committed fans in the film universe .
Bio: A cult director, his work is reminiscent in tone and style to that of Guillermo del Toro. At one point, scheduled to shoot the Doom (based on the video game) movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger, but it fell through. His films have a kind of comic edge to them that is very similar to the early films of Peter Jackson. Unlike Jackson or Del Toro, though, his work has not yet reached a large enough audience here in the US. Day of the Beast (El día de la bestia (1995) and Acción mutante (1993) have their own very strong but small followings, and Dance With the Devil (Perdita Durango (1997) will go down in history as probably the weirdest Javier Bardem film ever made (it was released in the US only a few years before Pre nego što padne noć (2000).