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Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley

A movie directed by Santiago Segura

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Dark, incorrect, horrible and hillarious

  • Aug 9, 2010
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+5
Racist, sexist, politically incorrect and hillarious. You almost feel bad about laughing at some of the jokes but they have to be seen to believe. Segura plays the anti-hero in a better role that has been before or since. He even forces his ailing father to beg in the streets and steals the offerings at the end of the day. Their apartment is also the only one I have seen in a movie that you can almost smell it is so dirty. No Hoolywood throw around a few clothes but convincingly done. Segura is the guy you love to hate and if your humor is dark enough you will be laughing all the way through.

First in a triology this is by far the best and certainly worth a multiple viewings.

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Spain released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: Spanish ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Spanish ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), French ( Subtitles ), Spanish ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Music Video, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Spanish TV personality Santiago Segura (Day of the Beast), director of award-winning short films, made his feature directorial debut with this comedy thriller. Crude ex-cop Torrente (Segura) befriends nerdy Rafi (Javier Camara) so he can get to Rafi's nympho cousin Amparito (Neus Asensi). Although Torrente's father (Tony Leblanc) can walk, Torrente has him out begging daily from a wheelchair. When his father almost dies after eating, Torrente deduces that heroin is being trafficked through a Chinese restaurant. Gathering Rafi's friends for a drug bust, Torrente senses an opportunity to get back on the glory road. Filmed in a poor neighborhood of Madrid.
SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Goya Awards,
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Director: Santiago Segura
Screen Writer: Santiago Segura
Runtime: 97 minutes
Studio: Manga Films
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