September 1987. During a confrontation with the police, Juan José Garfia kills three people in an action forever etched on his mind. Condemned to over a hundred years, Juanjo is a rebel prisoner. In 1991, he punches a hole in the floor of a Black Maria and jumps out while it’s moving. Back in jail, he leads several riots, to which the authorities respond with an experiment: they gather troublesome prisoners together and put them in special confinement. Amid this Hell he meets Marimar, a nurse with whom, despite barely being able to exchange a few words, he shares the feeling of something special. They can only see each other once a month, in the vis-à-vis room. He starts painting and writing. She continues from prison to prison. He becomes her children’s father. And she shows him how to ask for forgiveness. Together they dare to dream of the future. But the future is always a long way off: today they’re still together as the years of sentence continue to stretch ahead of them.
Since studying at the Escuela Oficial de Cine, his film and TV career has developed on three fronts: screenwriting, producing and directing. His directorial debut was La guerra de los locos (1986), winner of the New York Critic’s Association Award. This was followed by Mar de luna (1994) and Turno de oficio, diez años después (1995), directed for Spanish TV. As a screenwriter, he has collaborated with directors including Mario Camus, Fernando Trueba (El sueño del mono loco - The Mad Monkey - winner of the Goya for Best Adapted Screenplay) and Fernando Colomo, in addition to producing Agustín Díaz-Yanes, Carlos Saura or Jaime Chávarri.
José Ángel Esteban, Carlos López, Manolo Matjí
Gustavo FerradaSociedad General de Cine, S. A. (Sogecine)Avda. de los Artesanos, 628760 Tres Cantos (Madrid)Tel 34 91 736 74 00Fax 34 91 736 89 91
José Luis López Linares
José María Biurrun
Alfonso de Vilallonga
Alberto San Juan, Emma Suárez, José Ángel Egido, Vicente Romero, Andrés Lima
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