‘The Barren Land’ by the director of ‘La casa de papel’, Albert Pintó, at Movie Manufacturing unit


“Tierra sterile”, by the Spanish Albert Pintó, director of the Netflix world hits “La casa de papel”, “Berlín” and “Nowhere”, have been acquired by the Spanish firm Cinema Manufacturing unit Leisure.

Primarily based on an unique concept by producer Álvaro Ariza, “Tierra de Nadie” is written by Fernando Navarro, considered one of Spain’s favourite screenwriters whose credit embrace the Netflix hits “Under Zero” and “Verónica.”

Movie Manufacturing unit will launch worldwide gross sales of “Barren Land,” whereas constructing a strong slate of high-end industrial packages. Sony Footage Leisure Iberia will launch the movie in Spain subsequent 12 months.

Now with principal pictures underway in Cádiz, southern Spain, the suspense thriller captures the devastation of friendships, lives and the whole province by a rampant drug commerce, and the motion additionally expands to the Strait of Gibraltar.

“An ode to friendship, centered on three characters whose paths diverge because of the extended scenario within the south of Spain”, “Tierra yerma” revolves round Mateo “El Gallego”, described as heroic, regardless of himself, Civil Guard ; Juan “el Antxale”, a fisherman compelled to dedicate himself to drug trafficking as a result of unhealthy luck and unemployment, and Benito “el Yeye”, an clever sheriff who resigned from a job that places him between a rock and a tough place of legislation enforcement officers and criminals.

“The three [are] trapped between the abandonment of establishments, the violent and unstoppable rise of drug trafficking within the province and the damaging enhance in social discontent. Three buddies trapped in a powder keg that may take a look at their friendship,” says the synopsis.

The movie stars Luis Zahera, disturbing as the principle villain in “Las Bestias” by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Karra Elejalde, who performed Unamuno in “Mientras esta en guerra” by Alejandro Amenábar, and Jesús Carroza, the emotionally fragile cellmate in “Prisión 77” by Alberto Rodríguez.

A thriller, “Barren Land” positive factors depth because of its social benefit, Ariza argued. “We’ve got spent 4 years on this undertaking, exploring themes of friendship, social points and the transformation of a once-thriving neighborhood into ‘barren land,’” she mentioned.

“’Barren Land’ is likely one of the few high-profile Spanish tasks with robust industrial parts, precisely what the worldwide market at present calls for. I’m positive that will probably be very engaging to patrons,” said the director of Movie Manufacturing unit, Vicente Canales.

The movie is primarily produced by Ariza’s Esto Too Pasará, a quickly rising pressure within the Spanish manufacturing scene, behind Ron Perlman stars in “The Knight” “Ferocious Wolf,” a remake of the Israeli hit “Large Dangerous Wolves,” and “The Boogeyman: The Origin of the Fantasy,” a Incredible Pavilion Gala final 12 months in Cannes.

Esto Too Pasará produces “Tierra yerma” with Glow and the Mexican manufacturing firm SDB Movies, additionally a associate in “El Caballero”, with the participation of Prime Video, RTVE, Canal Sur, Mogambo and the help of the ICAA.

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Credit score: Marina Caputo/Movie Manufacturing unit

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