The Candidate

2018
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Title: The Candidate

Original Title: El Reino

Year: 2018

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: August 02 2019

Plot

The corruption cases run throungh the real life to arrives the cinema screen. This thriller about the Manuel López-Vidal's life tell us the story of a corrupted politician who will do everything he can to support his social and economic status. After one corrupted case directly affected to one of his best friend, he will try to coverhimself. But everything changes at the moment when Manuel is guilty because of the incident. The protagonist not reconognized the limits between the light and the evil, to return and recover his status of his maximum confort.

The story will be directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen ('8 citas', 'Que Dios nos perdone', 'Stockholm'), and the screenplay is written by him and Isabel Peña.

Awards

  • 2019 Goya Awards: 13 6
  • 2019 Feroz Awards: 11 4

Cast

Director:

Rodrigo Sorogoyen Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Antonio de la Torre

Antonio de la Torre

Manuel López-Vidal

Bárbara Lennie

Bárbara Lennie

Amaia Marín

Luis Zahera

Luis Zahera

Cabrera

Ana Wagener

Ana Wagener

Asunción Ceballos

Videos

Trailer 'El Reino' 0:43

Trailer 'El Reino'

April 24 2018

Photos

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Trivia

9 weeks

The movie was filmed in 9 weeks in: Madrid, Navarra and Valencia.

Their relationship

Sorogoyen written the screenplay again with his friend Isabel Peña.

Back to San Sebastian

This will be the second film by Sorogoyen in competition in San Sebastian Film Fest. In 2016, '[MAY GOD SAVE US]', also starred by Antonio de la Torre, won the Best Screenplay Award (received by Sorogoyen himself together with Isabel Peña).

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