No Rest for the Wicked, a film by Enrique Urbizu


Last night, during the awards’ ceremony of the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencies, Enrique Urbizu’s No habrá paz para los malvados / No Rest for the Wicked received six Goya Awards: Best Picture, Best Director (Enrique Urbizu), Best Actor (José Coronado), Best Original Screenplay (Urbizu and Michel Gaztambide), Best Film Editing (Pablo Blanco), and Best Sound (Licio Marcos de Oliveira and Ignacio Royo-Villanova). [Full list of Premios Goya winners/nominations.]

Synopsis: Inspector Santos Trinidad, a veteran policeman, drinks too much and works too little. Maybe to forget he was once a model officer at the Intelligence Unit now downgraded to the Missing Persons Unit. Events turn sour one night and Santos finds himself implicated in a triple homicide in an after-hours club. Santos cleans up the crime scene and starts the hunt for the only witness, who managed to escape. Following the trail of the fugitive witness, Santos discovers a complicated and sordid network of prostitution and drug trafficking that serves to finance a far more sophisticated criminal plan. He is back doing what he does best, although this time he is on his own. The official police investigation begins to tighten the net around him, but Santos has begun his own personal crusade: he finally has the chance to settle his own score. (Filmax International).

I have not had the chance to see this film yet. Stay tuned.

2 thoughts on “No Rest for the Wicked, a film by Enrique Urbizu

  1. José Ignacio – It sounds like a compelling film; I’ll be interested to see what you think of it.

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