'El Mar' focuses on three adults, who, as children, were first-hand witnesses and victims of the cruelties of the Spanish Civil War. Ramallo and Manuel are both committed to a TB ward, where Francisca works as a nurse. Ramallo, quickly begins to use his authoritarian character and natural charm to seduce and manipulate his fellow patients. Despite the bright setting of Mallorca, this film is a dark descent into the realm of physical and mental injury, religious hysteria, sexual repression, murder, suicide and infinite bloodshed.
Creditsdirector: Agustí Villaronga
composer: Javier Navarrete
producer: Paulo Branco, Isona Passola, Lluís Ferrando Miralles
screenplay: Antoni Aloy, Biel Mesquida & Agustí Villaronga based on the novel by Blai Bonet
Editor: Raúl Román
Cinematography: Jaume Peracaula
production company: Massa d'Or Produccions
More infodialogue: Catalan, Spanish
subtitles: Eng subt.
AGUSTÍ VILLARONGA: Anta mujer (1976, short), Laberint (1980, short), Al Mayurka (1980, short), Tras el Cristal (1986), El Niño de la Luna (1989), Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain (1992), Cycle Simenon (1995, TV series), Cròniques de la veritat oculta (1997, TV series), 99.9 (1997), El mar (2000), Gracia exquisita (2000, short), Aro Tolbukhin in the Mind of a Killer (2002), Mylène Farmer: Fuck Them All (2005, short), After the Rain (2007, TV movie), 50… Show more
Technical Specssound: Dolby Digital DTS
format: 35 mm