Most political thrillers unfold from the perspective of the good guys, sniffing around a conspiracy that the establishment doesn’t want them to find. Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s follow-up to his dark 2016 serial-killer drama May God Save Us takes a different perspective.
Here, popular political figure ‘Manu’ Manuel López-Vidal (the charismatic Antonio de la Torre) already has his snout in the trough. But when the party starts to distance itself from him, he decides to carry out his own detective work, threatening to bring the whole sleaze network crashing down.
Just as Manu experiences it, the story starts out chatty, light-hearted and almost cavalier, but soon mutates into a compelling conspiracy-theory thriller with an eye on very urgent real-world issues.