EL REINO

by Rodrigo Sorogoyen
THE REALM - IL REGNO

Informations

Nation: Spain, France

Year: 2018

Length: 122'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Manuel López-Vidal, an influential deputy secretary of a regional government who has everything going his way for making the leap into national politics, sees how his perfect life falls to pieces after news leaks of his involvement in a corruption ring. While the media starts reporting the extent of the scandal, the party closes ranks. Manuel is expelled from the kingdom, singled out by public opinion and betrayed by those who had been his friends until only a few hours ago.

Director

Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Madrid, Spain, 1981) studied film at the School of Cinematography and Audiovisual of the Community of Madrid and started his professional career as a screenwriter for TV series. At the age of twenty-five, he cohelmed 8 Dates, his first feature. His next film, Stockholm (2013), funded by crowdfunding, won three awards at the Malaga Festival, three medals from the Círculo de escritores cinematográficos, one Feroz Award (Best Film) and one Goya (Best New Actor). With May God Save Us (2016) he won the Jury Prize for Best Screenplay in San Sebastián and the Goya for Best Actor (Roberto Álamo).

Filmography:
8 citas (8 Dates, coregia/codirector Peris Romano, 2008), Impares (serie tv/tv series, 43 ep., 2008-2010), Impares premium (serie tv/tv series, 10 ep., 2010-2011), Vida loca (serie tv/tv series, 6 ep., 2011), La pecera de Eva (serie tv/tv series, 221 ep., 2010-2011), Stockholm (coregia/codirector Borja Soler, 2013), Frágiles (serie tv/tv series, 13 ep., 2012-2013), El iluso (cm, 2014), Rabia (serie tv/tv series, 1 ep., 2015), Que Dios nos perdone (Che Dio ci perdoni, 2016), Madre (cm, 2017), El reino (The Realm, 2018).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Rodrigo Sorogoyen
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Isabel Peña, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
fotografia/cinematography
Álex de Pablo
montaggio/film editing
Alberto del Campo
scenografia/production design
Miguel Ángel Rebollo
musica/music
Olivier Arson
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Antonio de la Torre (Manuel López-Vidal), Bárbara Lennie (Amaia Marín), Mónica López (Inés), José María Pou (Frias), Nacho Fresneda (Paco), Ana Wagener (La Ceballos), Luis Zahera (Cabrera)
produzione/production
Tornasol Films, Atresmedia Cine, Bowfinger International Pictures, Le Pacte, Mondex&Cie, Trianera Producciones Cinematográficas A.I.E

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contatti/contacts
Movies Inspired
Stefano Iacono
www.moviesinspired.com
[email protected]

Director statement

“First we wanted to talk about the political class, and its, on many occasions, lack of ethics. But ultimately, and more importantly, we want to reflect on how this lack of ethics extends to our society. We have the politicians we deserve. […] It’s no coincidence.”

Synopsis Learn more

Manuel López-Vidal, an influential deputy secretary of a regional government who has everything going his way for making the leap into national politics, sees how his perfect life falls to pieces after news leaks of his involvement in a corruption ring. While the media starts reporting the extent of the scandal, the party closes ranks. Manuel is expelled from the kingdom, singled out by public opinion and betrayed by those who had been his friends until only a few hours ago.

Director All about direction

Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Madrid, Spain, 1981) studied film at the School of Cinematography and Audiovisual of the Community of Madrid and started his professional career as a screenwriter for TV series. At the age of twenty-five, he cohelmed 8 Dates, his first feature. His next film, Stockholm (2013), funded by crowdfunding, won three awards at the Malaga Festival, three medals from the Círculo de escritores cinematográficos, one Feroz Award (Best Film) and one Goya (Best New Actor). With May God Save Us (2016) he won the Jury Prize for Best Screenplay in San Sebastián and the Goya for Best Actor (Roberto Álamo).

Filmography:
8 citas (8 Dates, coregia/codirector Peris Romano, 2008), Impares (serie tv/tv series, 43 ep., 2008-2010), Impares premium (serie tv/tv series, 10 ep., 2010-2011), Vida loca (serie tv/tv series, 6 ep., 2011), La pecera de Eva (serie tv/tv series, 221 ep., 2010-2011), Stockholm (coregia/codirector Borja Soler, 2013), Frágiles (serie tv/tv series, 13 ep., 2012-2013), El iluso (cm, 2014), Rabia (serie tv/tv series, 1 ep., 2015), Que Dios nos perdone (Che Dio ci perdoni, 2016), Madre (cm, 2017), El reino (The Realm, 2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Rodrigo Sorogoyen
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Isabel Peña, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
fotografia/cinematography
Álex de Pablo
montaggio/film editing
Alberto del Campo
scenografia/production design
Miguel Ángel Rebollo
musica/music
Olivier Arson
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Antonio de la Torre (Manuel López-Vidal), Bárbara Lennie (Amaia Marín), Mónica López (Inés), José María Pou (Frias), Nacho Fresneda (Paco), Ana Wagener (La Ceballos), Luis Zahera (Cabrera)
produzione/production
Tornasol Films, Atresmedia Cine, Bowfinger International Pictures, Le Pacte, Mondex&Cie, Trianera Producciones Cinematográficas A.I.E

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contatti/contacts
Movies Inspired
Stefano Iacono
www.moviesinspired.com
[email protected]

Director statement Read more

“First we wanted to talk about the political class, and its, on many occasions, lack of ethics. But ultimately, and more importantly, we want to reflect on how this lack of ethics extends to our society. We have the politicians we deserve. […] It’s no coincidence.”