The first feature film from Galician moviemaker Dani de la Torre could be defined as a tense thriller that uses the genre to denounce abuses and corruption in the financial sector. But it’s also a vigorous road movie set in the city of the city of A Coruña. Luis Tosar plays a bank executive who one morning when he is driving his kids to school, receives a phone call: a stranger demands a large sum of money. If he doesn’t get it he will detonate the bomb that’s hidden in the car carrying the executive and his family.
This premise, which is the basis for the film’s tension and suspense, launches an exciting tour of A Coruña that takes in almost all of its emblematic points: from the Modernist Kiosco Alfonso to the Riazor football pitch, and from the seaside promenade to the imposing Torre de Hércules lighthouse, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A tense, essential scene, in which the hero’s car is surrounded by the police, is set in the Plaza de Vigo which, along with the adjoining Plaza de Galicia, is part of an area of intense commercial and culinary activity in the city.
Tittle: El desconocido (2015)
Writers: Alberto Marini
Cinematography: Josu Inchaustegui
Cast: Luis Tosar, Javier Gutiérrez, Goya Toledo