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Contratiempo (2016)

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While the clock is ticking, with the aid of a witness preparation expert, a successful entrepreneur accused of murder has less than three hours to come up with an impregnable defence.

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Félix Leiva
Paco Tous ...
Conductor
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Bruno
Iñigo Gastesi ...
Daniel Garrido
San Yélamos ...
Sonia
Manel Dueso ...
Inspector Milán
Blanca Martínez ...
Virginia Goodman Real
Pere Brasó ...
Agente 1
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Agente 3
Bobby Gonzalez ...
Agente 4 (as Robert Gonzalez)
Martina Hurtado ...
Alex
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Adrián Doria, a wealthy businessman named Man of the Year due to his high-tech company and his trade agreements with the Asian market, meets Virginia Goodman, a veteran lawyer expert in witness preparation and judicial declaration, recommended by Adrián's lawyer Felix Leiva in order to create a credible defense. Arrested by the police in a mountain hotel room with the corpse of his lover at his side, photographer Laura Vidal, Adrián talks Virginia about the crime and his relationship with Laura, revealing that both suffered a car crash where a man called Daniel Garrido died, and how Laura manipulated Adrián to avoid the jail by Daniel's death. At the same time that Félix is looking for a clue that it could change the course of the events, Virginia and Adrián keep talking about the case but her, unconvinced of the Adrián's testimony, forces him to clear the dark points of his history, in a puzzle where the truth and the lie are easily exchangeable. Written by Chockys

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6 January 2017 (Spain)  »

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€4,000,000 (estimated)
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Virginia Goodman: Your testimony has holes, and I need details. Plausibility is based on details. I can use them to convince the world that you're innocent. I assure you, I can do it.
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Nadie va a venir a buscarte
Written by Fernando Velázquez and Zahara (as María Zahara Gordillo)
Performed by Zahara
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Holy . . . one of the best movies I have ever seen.
22 June 2017 | by (Puerto Rico) – See all my reviews

Wow, just wow. I'm and avid fan of thriller movies, but this one give me goosebumps. Jose Coronado always steal the show since I see him for the first time in another great Spanish thriller, "El Cuerpo". For one moment, you think you have all the pieces of the puzzles but the director of this masterpiece persistently change the answers and the questions. By the way, the director and writer of "Contratiempo" is the same one of "El Cuerpo". That's not a coincidence, Mr. Oriol Paulo can write. If you're a fan of thriller movies and you're having a hard time trying to find a good movie, this is the one. I say it's better that the 85% of the Hollywood thrillers these days. Another Spanish film that beat a lot of Hollywood movies without the promo and a gigantic budget. What a masterpiece!


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