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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Ramón Arroyo is a man who lives in Bilbao (Basque Country, north to Spain) with his wife Inma working as CEO in an important company with friends and job partners as Mario. But his daily life ends when one day he wakes up to find himself briefly paralyzed, being unable to stand up from the bed. Trying to know what happens, Inma and Ramón go to the hospital, where the revelation couldn't be worse: Ramón is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a muscular degeneration that progressively will stop any movement of his body, leaving him in a wheelchair the rest of his life. Starting a treatment in the hospital to minimize the symptoms, where he meets other patients with a more advanced state of the disease, Inma has her own troubles due her father Manolo, who has tried commit suicide in his country house where he lives alone after the death of his wife and Inma's mother. Moving Manolo to the city to live with them, things complicate by the so much bad relation between Ramón and Manolo, ...Written by
It is a sin that this film isn't widely marketed, known & watched. It handles a tough subject. It presents both the highs and the lows elegantly and warmly. This is a 10* on an absolute basis, but even more so relative to the hackneyed, politicized tripe Hackneyedwood makes out of this type of story. I have said it in other reviews and I'll say it again: If you want to see good stories told simply and well, without a bunch of BS layered on top, and without a bunch of over-acting, you have to AVOID HACKNEYEDWOOD & watch films like this.
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