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Spain | 2016 | 127 minutes | Rodrigo Sorogoyen

In 2011, as the Pope visits Madrid in the midst of a hot and chaotic summer, two police inspectors are racing to stop a serial killer who is murdering elderly women in this taut "True Detective" thriller, in which the hunters may not be so very different from the hunted.

"Utterly gripping"The Seattle Times staff

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Madrid, the sweltering summer of 2011: As Spain's capital prepares to welcome the throngs attending a visit by Pope Benedict XVI, an austerity crisis sparks violent protests and a serial killer quietly hunts elderly women throughout the city's core. Pressured by officials to make an arrest while keeping the murders out of the public eye, bookish and introverted Detective Velarde (Antonio de la Torre, Unit 7) and troubled, combative Detective Alfaro (Roberto Alamo, The Skin I Live In) find themselves pulled into the violent psyche of a madman, each struggling to contain his own inner darkness while racing against time to stop the increasingly gruesome murders, leading to an unexpected and shocking finale in this tense, unforgettable film. A suspenseful follow-up to his crowd-funded second feature Stockholm, writer (with Isabel Pena) and director Rodrigo Sorogoyen has crafted not only a taut psychological thriller but a damning indictment of a power structure that will stop at nothing to save face, as well as a complex character study of masculinity in crisis. Grabbing you from its opening moments and never letting go, will undoubtedly take its place among the greatest hard-boiled detective films.

Director Biography

Rodrigo Sorogoyen studied at the ECAM. At 25 years old, he co-directed the film 8 Citas. Soon after, he worked as a screenwriter and director for such TV series as "Impares," "La Pecera de Eva," and "Fragiles."

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

  • Original Language Title: Que Dios Nos Perdone
  • Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
  • Principal Cast: María Ballesteros, Joxean Bengoetxea, Jesús Caba, Antonio de la Torre, Roberto Alamo
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: Spain
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 127 minutes
  • Producer: Mercedes Gamero, Gerardo Herrero, Mikel Lejarza
  • Screenplay: Isabel Peña, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
  • Cinematographers: Álex de Pablo
  • Editors: Alberto del Campo, Fernando Franco
  • Music: Oliver Arson
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Goya Awards 2017 (Best Actor), San Sebastian Film Festival 2016 (Jury Prize for Best Screenplay)
  • Filmography: Stockholm (2013); 8 Dates (2008)
  • Language: Spanish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Latido Films