July 28, 2021

“Way Down”: The most ambitious film of recent years in Spanish cinema

The co-production directed by Jaume Balagueró It is the third major premiere of TeleCinco Cinema that is delayed by the coronavirus pandemic after being postponed Operation: Shrimp Y Malnazidos. Sanitary restrictions continue to mark the day-to-day life of Spanish cinema. Although the recovery has already helped the canceled shootings resume in spring, the production companies are still reserving some premieres to protect them from a possible disaster at the box office due to the limitations of the rooms.

Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor Y Bates Motel), who also participates as a producer, plays Thom Johnson, a brilliant young engineer recruited to figure out how to get inside the Bank of Spain. The objective is a small treasure that will be deposited in the bank for only ten days. Ten days to discover the secret of the box, ten days to hatch a plan, ten days to prepare the assault, ten days to take advantage of an unrepeatable escape plan, when the long-awaited final of the World Cup in South Africa brings together hundreds of thousands of fans at the doors of the Bank itself. Ten days to glory … or to end up in prison.

Its multinational cast also includes the actors Jose Coronado (There will not be peace for the evil ones), Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), Sam Riley (malefic), Luis Tosar (Cell 211), Emilio Gutierrez Caba (Community), Famke Janssen (X-Men: the final decision), Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Axel Stein (Janitor Krause – order is a must) Y Daniel Holguin (Che: Guerrilla).

Way Down will bring to the big screen a script written by prominent Hispanic and English-speaking professionals such as Andrés Koppel, Borja González Santaolalla, Rafael Martínez, Michel Gaztambide and Rowan Athale. A very careful writing job in both languages. It is a very demanding project that has the endorsement of a first-rate technical team led by Sandra Hermida as Executive Producer and Production Director (winner of three Goya Awards for A monster comes to see me, The impossible Y The orphanage) Y Daniel Aranyó in the Direction of Photography (Regression).