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El hombre de las mil caras (2016)

The story of a man who fooled an entire country. A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.

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Jesús Camoes (as Jose Coronado)
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Francisco Paesa
Miquel García Borda ...
Inversor 1
Santiago Molero ...
Inversor 2
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Georges Starckman
Rafael Sandoval ...
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Ramón Rados ...
Rafael Vera
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Osorno
Mireia Portas ...
Gloria
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Luis Roldán
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Nieves Fernández Puerto
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Hans
Enric Benavent ...
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Philippe Rebbot ...
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The story of a man who fooled an entire country. A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.

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€5,000,000 (estimated)
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Except for some exteriors in Paris, Geneva, and Singapore the film was mostly shot in Madrid. See more »

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Jesús Camoes: Like all true stories, it contains a few lies.
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Tanto mientes, tanto vales
Written by Julio de la Rosa
Performed by Helena Goch
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Beyond its moral and its political complexity, this movie shows a deep human side that echoes the current situation of many countries
10 March 2017 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Based on Manuel Cerdán's book, that the director appreciated, "The Man with Thousand Faces" is inspired in true events. Even if the movie does not have the ambition of telling the whole truth about the biggest financial scandal in Spain, Alberto Rodríguez's film admirably reconstructs the events that could have happened. Even though the rhythm of the movie is unequal and there are some boring bits that do not affect the result, "The Man with Thousand Faces" has the merit of proposing a rich and varied cast and quite sharp dialogues. The voice-off, that is present all along the film, is used as a guideline and leads the spectator, making it easier to understand the events. Behind his will to swindle, hides a profoundly human being and it's maybe too late when he realises that he would have preferred to give priority to his family life rather than his fortune. Beyond its moral and its political complexity, this movie shows a deep human side that echoes the current situation of many countries. Full review on our blog Los Indiscretos : https://losindiscretos.org


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