It should be the happiest of times but Javier Garralda (a handsome Maxi Iglesias) has just failed his final Ethics exam. Gone are his chances of getting his Psychology degree – a disaster as he can’t start the new job he so desperately needs in order to pay off his debts. The bank is threatening to evict him and his father and he has a menacing loan shark on his back, who is willing to use any means to get his money back. He decides to appeal his grade and on meeting his professor, he is offered an unexpected way out: the professor will change his grade and pay him a considerable sum of money in exchange for… the unthinkable.
A fast-paced, high-concept thriller with startling twists and turns, Innocent Killers is a mind-bending new entry into a genre that Spanish cinema does remarkably well. With a talented cast of Spain’s newest generation of actors, led by Iglesias and Aura Garrido (memorable from her performance in Stockholm, SFF14), this is sleek, adrenaline-charged entertainment.