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The Plan
Australian Premiere
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Three unemployed friends who met while working at the same company have a scheme they hope will change their fortunes for the better, but fate has something else in mind. When their car breaks down, Paco (Antonio de la Torre, The Realm SFF19), Ramón (Chema del Barco, Petra SFF19) and Andrade (Raúl Arévalo, also in this year’s The Europeans) find themselves trapped inside a small apartment where hidden secrets rise to the surface.

In Carlos Polo Menárguez’s debut The Plan, being too close for comfort – even with good friends – sets into motion a drama that is at times both tragic and very funny. Unexpectedly stranded together, conversation turns to love and life. The carefully disguised pain and anxiety that the men have buried away increasingly comes to light, forcing them to learn the truth not only about each other, but themselves.

Peeling back the layers of each man’s personality to reveal the reality that lies beneath, Polo Menárguez presents an unforgettable reminder that friendship doesn’t always go according to plan.

This deliciously dark comedy delves into some extremely important social issues.
El País
Carlos Polo Menárguez
Antonio de la Torre, Raúl Arévalo, Chema del Barco
2019 | 80 min | Spain | Drama, Comedy
Spanish with English subs

Festivals & Awards

Best New Actor, Best Sound, Goya Awards 2021
Best Supporting Actor, Special Award, Feroz Awards 2021
Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, ASECAN 2021
Best Film, Valladolid International Film Festival 2019