May God Save Us

Directed by: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Spain | 127 minutes
uk-premiere
Screenings
Vue West End (Leicester Square)
Thu 21st Sep 15:30

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Vue West End (Leicester Square)
Fri 29th Sep 17:45

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Madrid, 2011. The hottest August on record. Over a million pilgrims await the Pope’s visit. Although there is no such thing as good time for crime, there may be a really bad one for Alfaro and Velarde, two quite troubled and slightly peculiar police detectives. Especially taking into account the exceptional hideousness of the crime they are going to face. Temperamental and brutal Alfaro had barely ended his two-month therapy, ordered after beating and partly blinding a colleague. His more steady-going, introverted, stuttering partner, Velarde, has his own demons, primarily to do with the untimely death of his mother. Will these individuals be able to solve such a case in spite of their personal problems? The well-rounded characters take us to an initially unexpected psychological depth, without letting the movie lose the gruesome at times yet always tremendously entertaining quality along the way. The thrilling plot corresponds with the policemen’s weaknesses perfectly, as a result, the film deals with the major theme of the killer and his victim in an original, smart and subversive way. Szymon Kostoń
Original Title
Que Dios Nos Perdone
Runtime
127
Cast
Antonio de la Torre
Roberto Álamo
Luis Zahera
Raúl Prieto
María Ballesteros
Mónica López
Rocío Muñoz
Jose Luis García-Pérez
María de Nati
Teresa Lozano
Country
Spain
Director(s)
Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Writer(s)
Isabel Peña
Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Producer(s)
Gerardo Herrero
Mikel Lejarza
Mercedes Gamero
Executive Producer(s)
Mariela Besuievsky
Javier López Blanco
Screening Status
UK Premiere