THE PLAN

Title: THE PLAN
Genre: Dramatic Comedy
Running time: 80'
Language(s): Spanish
Status: Completed
Year: 2019
Director(s): Carlos Polo Menarguez
Screenplay: Carlos Polo Menarguez, Ignasi Vidal
Producer(s): Nacho La Casa
Cast: Antonio de la Torre, Raul Arevalo, Chema del Barco

Synopsis

It’s 9am on a hot, summer’s morning in a neighborhood of Madrid.

Paco, Ramon and Andrade, three friends who have been unemployed since the company they worked for shut down, have arranged to meet to carry out their plan. When all three of them are finally there, an unexpected setback stops them from leaving the house: the car they were relying on has broken down.

As they look for alternative transport arrangements, the friends will find themselves caught up in a series of uncomfortable discussions, that will slowly bring down their walls and force them to take off their masks.

Andrade has just bumped into the person whose absence has marked his whole life in a bar, Paco is about to discover a painful secret about his marriage and Ramon is obsessed with a series of psychological questions nobody else understands.

The answer to these questions and the revelation of each of their personal suffering will change their friendship forever. Meanwhile, with each second that passes they get further and further away from executing their plan.

Critics reviews

“Hilarious, outrageous and very current.” Cinemania

“The film plays brilliantly with the rising tension throughout. Its dialogues, both witty and authentic, are delivered impeccably by this wonderful trio of actors.” El Mundo

“Polo Menárguez's opera prima is doubly good, because not only does it boast a very well-worked script […], but the performance of its three protagonists is like a fruit bowl filled with different flavors, nuances, textures, peel and pulp.” ABC

“Another incredibly interesting debut in Spanish cinema. This deliciously dark comedy delves into some extremely important social issues, which are picked apart delightfully thanks to the surprisingly witty script.” El País

News

30th Jul 2020 - By Filmax

THE PLAN will be released today, July 30, on Greek cinemas... (Read more)

4th Jul 2019 - By Audiovisual From Spain

El mercado internacional demanda animación, cine de autor y thrillers españoles... (Read more)

17th May 2019 - By Elisabet Cabeza (Screen)

Spain's Filmax acquires 'The Europeans' and 'The Plan' (Exclusive)... (Read more)

Sinopsis

It’s 9am on a hot, summer’s morning in a neighborhood of Madrid.

Paco, Ramon and Andrade, three friends who have been unemployed since the company they worked for shut down, have arranged to meet to carry out their plan. When all three of them are finally there, an unexpected setback stops them from leaving the house: the car they were relying on has broken down.

As they look for alternative transport arrangements, the friends will find themselves caught up in a series of uncomfortable discussions, that will slowly bring down their walls and force them to take off their masks.

Andrade has just bumped into the person whose absence has marked his whole life in a bar, Paco is about to discover a painful secret about his marriage and Ramon is obsessed with a series of psychological questions nobody else understands.

The answer to these questions and the revelation of each of their personal suffering will change their friendship forever. Meanwhile, with each second that passes they get further and further away from executing their plan.

Critics reviews

“Hilarious, outrageous and very current.” Cinemania

“The film plays brilliantly with the rising tension throughout. Its dialogues, both witty and authentic, are delivered impeccably by this wonderful trio of actors.” El Mundo

“Polo Menárguez's opera prima is doubly good, because not only does it boast a very well-worked script […], but the performance of its three protagonists is like a fruit bowl filled with different flavors, nuances, textures, peel and pulp.” ABC

“Another incredibly interesting debut in Spanish cinema. This deliciously dark comedy delves into some extremely important social issues, which are picked apart delightfully thanks to the surprisingly witty script.” El País

News

30th Jul 2020 - By Filmax

THE PLAN will be released today, July 30, on Greek cinemas... (Read more)

4th Jul 2019 - By Audiovisual From Spain

El mercado internacional demanda animación, cine de autor y thrillers españoles... (Read more)

17th May 2019 - By Elisabet Cabeza (Screen)

Spain's Filmax acquires 'The Europeans' and 'The Plan' (Exclusive)... (Read more)

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