FE DE ETARRAS A NETFLIX ORIGINAL MOVIE WILL RELEASE THEATRICALLY ON DECEMBER 7TH
FE DE ETARRAS A NETFLIX ORIGINAL MOVIE STARRING JAVIER CÁMARA, JULIÁN LÓPEZ, MIREN IBARGUREN AND GORKA OTXOA AND DIRECTED BY BORJA COBEAGA WILL RELEASE THEATRICALLY ON DECEMBER 7TH
Madrid, November 6th, 2017 - Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment network has announced today that its second Spanish original movie, Fe de etarras will be released theatrically on December 7th on at least 20 screens in cinemas across the country with the main focus in Madrid, Barcelona and the Basque Country.
Netflix is delighted consumers will have the opportunity to chose where to see this movie, both in selected cinemas from December 7th and on Netflix where it has been available to its members around the world since October 12th. Consumer choice is Netflix ultimate goal when programming original content and this is a step forward in that direction.
Directed by Borja Cobeaga (Negociador, No controles) and written by Diego San José (co-writer of recent box office success Spanish Affair and Spanish Affair 2), the film features Javier Cámara (Narcos, Truman, Living is Easy with Eyes Closed), Julián López (Age of Monster, Off Course, Friend Zone), Miren Ibarguren (Anclados, Aída, La que se avecina) and Gorka Otxoa (Allí abajo, Los miércoles no existen, Friend Zone). This second Spanish Netflix original movie is a Mediapro production (Mondays In The Sun, Midnight in Paris, The Secret Life of Words, A Perfect Day) and will be released theatrically in a selection of best cinemas across Spain thanks to a partnership with Spanish producer and distributor A contracorriente.
The Borja Cobeaga and Diego San José tandem demonstrate once again their acute sense of humor, creating a uniquely dark comedy which received a ten-minute standing ovation from nearly 3000 people attending the San Sebastian Film Festival premiere. Director Cobeaga said “to see the theatre full of people all laughing at once has been one of the most amazing experiences of my career. Indeed a wonderfully overwhelming sensation”.
Fe de etarras is set in the sweltering summer of 2010 in a provincial Spanish town. A peculiar, dysfunctional armed group, formed by a veteran eager to prove he is not a coward (Javier Cámara), a couple seemingly held together by ETA (Miren Ibarguren and Gorka Otxoa) and a man from La Mancha who believes becoming a member of the organization or being Chuck Norris is one and the same (Julián López), find themselves stuck in a flat awaiting an elusive phone call which would allow them to go into action. To top it all, the Spanish national football team wins the World Cup in South Africa and has the whole country celebrating.
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 109 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV programmes and films per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without adverts or commitments.
MEDIAPRO group is a leading company in content production. Some of the latest productions include the series Vis a Vis and Nit i Dia. They also work on cinematographic projects with directors such as Woody Allen, Oliver Stone, Fernando León de Aranoa, Isabel Coixet, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Patricio Guzman and Roman Polanski. MEDIAPRO’s productions have been awarded with 2 Oscars and 3 nominations, 2 Golden Globes, 2 Independent Spirit awards, 1 Vulcaine in Cannes Festival, 1 Silver Bear in Berlinale, 27 Goya awards and 1 Golden Shell in San Sebastián’s Cinema Festival.
A CONTRACORRIENTE FILMS es una distribuidora y productora de cine creada en 2010 para convertirse en una de las empresas cinematográficas de referencia en España. Especializada en cine europeo e independiente, es la distribuidora de capital español líder en el mercado de salas, acumulando más de 13 millones de espectadores y con una recaudación en taquilla superior a 83 millones de euros. Entre sus títulos destacan Intocable, Dios mío, ¿Pero qué te hemos hecho?, Pequeñas mentiras sin importancia, Profesor Lazhar, Bienvenidos al Sur, El ciudadano ilustre y Ballerina.