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El hombre de las mil caras (2016)

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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Cast

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Jesús Camoes (as Jose Coronado)
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Miquel García Borda ...
Inversor 1
Santiago Molero ...
Inversor 2
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Inversor 3
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Georges Starckman
Rafael Sandoval ...
Detective
Ramón Rados ...
Rafael Vera
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Osorno
Mireia Portas ...
Gloria
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Hans
Enric Benavent ...
Casturelli
Philippe Rebbot ...
Pinaud
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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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El espía de las mil caras  »

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€5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€649,155 (Spain), 23 September 2016, Limited Release
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During Casturelli's hallucination of a deer in the airport the actual deer on set relieved himself in one take. Alberto Rodriguez himself helped mop up in order to shoot the next take. See more »

Quotes

Jesús Camoes: Like all true stories, it contains a few lies.
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Tanto mientes, tanto vales
Written by Julio de la Rosa
Performed by Helena Goch
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Super stylish espionage/con man thriller
4 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Not sure why this film hasn't gotten much attention so far, it's extremely well made with a super interesting (true) story and good acting. Never aiming to go too deep on the emotional side, it's just a very good narrative told in a sleek, stylish and exciting way with some stunning European location shots and the odd sprinkle of some good, dry Spanish wit. Eduard Fernandez in particular gives a great understated performance as the lead, and the instrumental surf-rock score adds a very unique stylistic touch.

All in all a very pleasant watch and would even make a great entry point into Spanish cinema for those less keen on heavy dramas or art films.


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