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Clandestinos

by Antonio Hens

Spain 2007, 80 min

Xabi has spent his childhood and adolescence in reformatories since he was abandoned as a child. He occasionally manages to escape.

During such an escape he meets Iñaki, a mid-age ETA terrorist who becomes his teacher, his mentor. Now Xabi is locked up again, this time in a high security correctional facility for throwing a gasoline bottle to a policeman in a street raid and nearly burning him to death. Xabi manages to escape, together with mate Joel a young Mexican live wire and Driss a Moroccan who is waiting to be deported. All three of them head for Madrid in search for Iñaki, and Xabi has hopes of joining the terrorist group ETA. But Iñaki is missing. Xabi decides to hold on to his dream. Together with his friends, he launches a bomb attack in the very heart of Madrid to prove Iñaki and ETA that he is worthy to join the band. Nevertheless, Xabi hides under the mask of ideological fanaticism a personal aim that clashes with the harsh reality of a terror organization…

Cast & Crew

Israel Rodríguez, Mehroz Arif, Hugo Catalán, Juan Luis Galiardo, Luis Hostalot

Production : Malas Compañías P.C., S.L.-Galiardo Producciones S.L. - El Reló S.L. - Toma 27 S.L. in association with Doce Gatos S.L - Darkwind Seven S.L - La Cruz de Piedra S.L - David Machado"

Festivals

Madrid Gay and Lesbian FF 2007
Huelva Latin American FF 2007
Bilbao International Gay, Lesbian and Transgender FF 2008
Rio de Janeiro IFF 2008

Awards

Jury Prize for Best Feature Film - Sarajevo Bridge Fest 2009
Jury Special Mention - Cinhomo Valladolid 2008
Audience Award - IDEM 2008
Best Actor (Israel Rodríguez) - LesGaiCineMad, Madrid 2007

Antonio Hens

Born in Cordoba (Spain), 1969. Studied English at Granada University and Film Direction at ECAM, the official film school in Madrid. His tutors were directors José Luis Cuerda and Jaime Chávarri. He has currently worked as a TV director. His film works include films for the television, scriptwriting and amateur shorts. The most remarkable of them are the co-writing of Los novios búlgaros-Bulgarian Lovers (which was selected in Berlin 2003) and the direction of Malas Compañías-Doors cut down (which became the most awarded Spanish short of year 2000 and was elected as the best Spanish short of its decade by Canal+ Spain).

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