El Bar (18)

The Bar

The Bar

From the archive

This film was last shown on 19 June 2018

In a bar on an average morning in Madrid, regulars and strangers enjoy their coffee and pastries. Life goes on as normal until one customer exits and is shot in the middle of the deserted square. Inside, the group is stunned and their speculations are unleashed, but soon one idea takes hold: What if the danger is inside? And what if the shots are to protect those outside from danger? Master of pitch-black comedy and horror, de la Iglesia returns to the recurring theme of being trapped, not just within the bar, but “within our own consciousness, imprisoned by our desires, longings, hatred and love.”


Álex de la Iglesia
102 mins
Blanca Suárez, Carmen Machi, Jaime Ordóñez, Mario Casas, Secun de la Rosa, Terele Pávez


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