The Bar

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Spain | 2017 | 102 minutes | Álex de la Iglesia

Álex de la Iglesia's latest gonzo masterpiece is a claustrophobic thriller set inside a corner café in Madrid, where a cross-section of perfidious patrons are trapped by a mysterious shooter outside the front door, forcing them to find another means of escape.

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Gorgeous and successful yet unlucky in love, Elena (Blanca Suarez) pops into a local pub to charge her phone en route to what she hopes will be a promising first date. But when a pair of patrons are promptly assassinated outside the bar's front door and the streets quickly empty into an eerie silence, the motley group of barflies—including retired cop Andres (Joaquin Climent), crazed, scripture-quoting Israel (Jaime Ordonez), middle-aged gambling addict Trini (Carmen Machi), and jaded hipster Nacho (Mario Casas)—find their leisurely afternoon jaunt has become ground zero for a sinister government conspiracy. As survival instincts kick in and alliances quickly form, desperation drives the panicked strangers deeper into the city's bowels and into a vicious dog-eat-dog struggle, revealing who each person truly is and leading to surprising twists in this lively, energetic comedic thriller. Acclaimed writer and director Alex de la Iglesia (My Big Night, Witching and Bitching) brings his signature fever-pitch style to this sharp dissection of modern Spain. From the moneyed elite to the bored middle class to desperate transients, The Bar gleefully strips away the veneer of "proper" society to reveal how quickly the fragile bonds of civilization can fray when desperation truly sets in.

Director Biography

Álex de la Iglesia is best known for his cult films, such as The Day of the Beast (1995), The Oxford Murders (2008), and The Last Circus (2010). He also writes for the majority of his films.

Sponsored by Acción Cultural Española, AC/E; Honorary Consulate of Spain in Seattle; Spain Association of the Pacific Northwest

  • Original Language Title: El Bar
  • Director: Álex de la Iglesia
  • Principal Cast: Blanca Suárez, Mario Casas, Carmen Machi, Joaquín Climent, Jaime Ordóñez
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: Spain
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 102 minutes
  • Producer: Carolina Bang, Kiko Martinez, Álex de la Iglesia
  • Screenplay: Jorge Guerricaechevarría, Álex de la Iglesia
  • Cinematographers: Ángel Amorós
  • Editors: Domingo González
  • Music: Joan Valent
  • Filmography: My Big Night (2015); Messi (2014); Words With Gods (2014); Witching and Bitching (2013); As Luck Would Have It (2011); The Oxford Murders (2008); The Last Circus (2010); El Crimen Perfecto (2004); 800 Bullets (2002); Common Wealth (2000); The Day of the Beast (1995)
  • Language: Spanish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Film Factory Entertainment