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The Fury of a Patient Man
(Tarde para la ira)
In Spanish with English subtitles
For audiences aged 16 and above
|A jolting opening segues into a scattered, slightly confusing beginning, but Spanish actor-turned- director Raúl Arévalo quickly brings his deeply impressive debut under control, reining in the narrative with a hand that betrays almost none of a neophyte's unsteadiness. It's a taut little story of devolving nastiness, uncompromising in its relentless, western-influenced linearity, and yet Arévalo still finds time for the most elusive attribute in the familiar territory of the lean revenge thriller: surprise. The bait-and- switch structure, by which the hesitant, complicated, real-world romance of the first half is revealed to have much darker and knottier import in the second, makes the film, which Arévalo co-wrote with David Pulido, a singular dish, best served cold.
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Director: Raúl Arévalo
Raúl Arévalo (born in 1979) is a Madrid-born director and actor who's internationally well-known for his role in Marshland (2014). The Fury of a Patient Man is his debut feature fim and it won several prizes at the renowned Goya Awards.
|Screenplay: Raúl Arévalo & David Pulido
Cast: Antonio de la Torre, Luís Callejo, Ruth Díaz, Canco Rodriguez, Alicia Rubio
Production: Beatriz Bodegas / La Canica Films and Agosto a Película AIE
Sales: Film Factory Entertainment