The Realm (El Reino)

The Realm (El Reino)


Antonio de la Torre (The Fury of a Patient Man) is a crooked politician in this award-winning Spanish thriller from Rodrigo Sorogoyen (co-director of Stockholm).... More

"De la Torre plays Manuel, a crooked politician who enjoys the lifestyle that kickbacks afford. He eats at fancy restaurants, parties with his friends on yachts, and provides a very luxurious lifestyle for his family. Manuel brazenly bribes, extorts, and pays off anyone who threatens to expose the activities of his inner circle. When he is singled out to take the fall for a case of fraudulent government contracts, rather than admit to any wrongdoing, Manuel decides to sell out his whole party in an effort to avoid jail time. It’s a decision that puts many lives at risk." (Toronto International Film Festibal)Hide

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  • Part thriller, part moral skewering and sadly part realistic portrayal, [The Realm] is guided by a terrific performance from the reliable Antonio de la Torre at the centre of some fine ensemble work. Full Review

  • Acclaim should carry it far among those craving intrigue, suspense and muckraking social commentary. Full Review

  • The script, by the director and his regular collaborator Isabel Pena, makes no concessions when it comes to the complexities of the storyline... You do have to keep your wits about you, but that's part of the fun. Full Review