The Realm

El reino, feature film, Spain, France, 2018

DIRECTED BY: Rodrigo Sorogoyen

The Realm

Antonio de la Torre,
Mónica López,
José María Pou,
Nacho Fresneda,
Ana Wagener,
Bárbara Lennie

Isabel Peña,
Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Alex de Pablo

Alberto del Campo


Manuel (Antonio de la Torre – The Night Manager), a charismatic politician who lives in the lap of luxury financed by bribery and corruption, seemingly has it all – he is beloved by the people and surrounded by loving friends and family. But when he tries to cover up his colleague’s illegal dealings, a scandal ensues and his party decides to make him the scapegoat. With the support of his wife and daughter, Manuel enters a dirty fight for survival against the well-oiled machinery of corruption and the political system in which the rulers change, but the rule remains. Isabel Peña (May God Save UsZFF 2017) co-wrote the script. The film screened at festivals in Toronto and San Sebastián, among others.

Subtitles: HR, EN

color, 121'