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Full-on Spanishness, elements of noir, gothic horror and social commentary fuse into a brightly coloured, eye-catching dark comedy.
The Hollywood Reporter

From the maverick director of the Spanish Academy Award winning Blancanieves (Snow White 2012) comes a madcap comedy with echoes of classic Álex de la Iglesia.

Housewife Carmen (the wonderful Maribel Verdú, Y Tu Mamá También) lives with her alpha-male husband Carlos (Antonio de la Torre, The Fury of a Patient Man SFF17) and their daughter Toñi in Madrid. At her nephew’s wedding, Carmen’s cousin Pepe - an amateur hypnotist - tries out his skills on Carlos but the trick goes wrong and Carlos becomes possessed by the spirit of a waiter who murdered seven people at the wedding venue in 1983. Oddly enough Carlos transforms to the antitheses of his normal behaviour: he becomes an attentive husband and doting father. Carmen, although pleasantly surprised, realises something’s up and embarks on an expedition to get her husband back.

Pablo Berger writes and directs this genre-hopping, gloriously retro-pop cinematic rollercoaster ride where mayhem and magic fuse to formidable effect.

NOMINATEDBest Lead Actress, Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyles, Spanish Academy Awards (Goya) 2018
NOMINATEDBest Film (Comedy), Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Feroz Awards 2018
OFFICIAL SELECTIONBFI London Film Festival 2017
DirectorPablo Berger
CastMaribel Verdú, Antonio de la Torre, José Mota, Priscilla Delgado, Quim Gutiérrez, José Maria Pou
Spain, France, Belgium | 2017 | 96 min
Spanish with English subtitles
18+ (exemption)