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The Fury of a Patient Man (2016)

Tarde para la ira (original title)
A hard-working single mother and wife of a getaway driver who is about to be released is approached by an unassuming and gentle man, completely unaware though of his inscrutable and utterly impelling motives.

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Jose
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Curro
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Juanjo
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Santi
Font García ...
Julio
Pilar Gómez ...
Pili
Alicia Rubio ...
Carmen
Gaizka Ardanaz ...
Toñín
Luna Martín ...
Sara
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Marcelo
Enrique de la Torre ...
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Charo
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Taxista
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José is a silent and circumspect man who spend his days in a bar with the owner Juanjo and their friends. Suffering insomnia, José interests Ana, Juanjo's sister-in-law, who works as waiter in the bar of his brother, talking by Internet with her during the night. But the tranquility ends when Curro, Juanjo's brother, is freed from the jail after eight years by a robbery to a jewelry where the salesman ended in a permanent coma and the saleslady was killed by one of the thieves. After a strong discussion between Curro and Ana, José moves Ana and her little son to his cottage to keep them away from Curro, taking advantage the situation to kidnap Curro in order to discover the identity of the rest of the band, seeking revenge for the salesman and the saleslady dead, who really were José's father and girlfriend. Forced to it if he wants see Ana and his son again, Curro and José start a travel by some towns looking for the Curro's partners in crime, knowing that if anyone stops it, Curro ... Written by Chockys

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15 February 2017 (USA)  »

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€1,200,000 (estimated)

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€162,093 (Italy) (2 April 2017)
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The project took eight years to get made because co-writer/director Raúl Arévalo wanted an specific cast, to shoot in 16mm, which was more expensive and didn't want to change aspects of the story to make it more mainstream. It wasn't until producer Beatriz Bodegas worked with Arévalo in La vida inesperada (2013) that the film started to be produced. See more »

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Very effective Spanish thriller
22 May 2017 | by (Ghent, Belgium) – See all my reviews

The single most important thing distinguishing a good thriller from a bad one, is the screenplay. It has to be simple but effective, with lots of suspense and without any unnecessary subplots.

'Tarde para la Ira' is a great thriller, because the writer, who is also the director, has stuck to this basic rule. The story of a man who waits for years to take revenge, is very effective. And the carefully planned way he finally gets even with his adversaries, keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very last moment.

Also, this film is very good in creating the right atmosphere. There's nothing polished or glamorous about the people in this film. They are as rough as the working class neighbourhoods in Madrid, where the film is set.

The great thing is that the film doesn't need many action scenes. There is one great scene, the very first one, shot from the viewpoint of a driver, who is trying to escape from the police after a robbery. This is a crucial scene, but why it is so important becomes clear only later in the film. There are a few violent scenes, but they are filmed in a very matter-of-fact style.

This film seems to be a perfect candidate for an American remake. It doesn't take much effort to change the setting from Madrid to Chicago, Los Angeles or Miami. On the other hand, I doubt if an American director can do as good a job as Raúl Arévalo.


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