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The Contestant (2007)

Concursante (original title)
A black comedy chronicling the fate of the biggest gameshow prize in history.

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Rodrigo Cortés

Writer:

Rodrigo Cortés
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4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Martín Circo Martín
Chete Lera ... Edmundo
Miryam Gallego Miryam Gallego ... Laura
Fernando Cayo ... Eloy
Myriam De Maeztu Myriam De Maeztu ... Santillana
Luis Zahera ... Pizarro
Óscar Rodríguez Óscar Rodríguez ... Vendedor en el hangar
Juan Jesús Valverde Juan Jesús Valverde ... El Encargado
Amaia Lizarralde Amaia Lizarralde ... Ejecutiva de TV
Luisa Martínez Luisa Martínez ... Secretaria de Pizarro (as Luisa Martínez Pazos)
Juli Cantó Juli Cantó ... Empleado del banco
Javier Jurdao Javier Jurdao ... Hombre de gris 1
Tomás del Estal ... Hombre de gris 2
Carlos Manuel Díaz Carlos Manuel Díaz ... Superior en el banco
Charo Zapardiel Charo Zapardiel ... Teniente
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Storyline

"The Contestant" recounts the roller coaster ride of Martin Circo, the lucky winner of the most lucrative game-show prize in television history to the tune of 3 Million Euros. In this biting satire on consumer society, Martin's stroke of luck sees his life turned upside down. Sometimes, one piece of good luck can ruin your life. Written by Anonimo

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Official Sites:

Official site [Spain]

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 March 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A nyertes See more »

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| (European Film Market)

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Features 15 Days (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Circus Honey Blues
Written by Víctor Reyes and Rodrigo Cortés
Performed by Andy Philips
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Amazing movie
31 March 2007 | by alquetglasSee all my reviews

I've seen this film in the Spanish Cinema Malaga Festival, and I consider it excellent. The audience also finded it moving and different, and all of us clapped spontaneously at the end of it, the whole theater decided to stand up as if we were one only person. "Concursante" also has a great performance by Leonardo Sbaraglia, an excellent actor from Argentina, his acting is spectacular, brilliant, and the same for the rest of the cast, very inspired and very well directed. It won the Critics Award (and Best Cinematography), but it deserved many more, that was the general feeling in Málaga. Excellent movie that may also work abroad, because of its international look and interesting theme (the truth of the Financial System). Ten points for "Concursante", Leonardo Sbaraglia and its young and promising director, Rodrigo Cortés.


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