|TITLE||THE TUNNEL GANG|
|SCREENPLAY||Pepón Montero and Juan Maidagán|
|PRODUCER||Félix Tusell Sánchez, Arturo Valls|
|CAST||Arturo Valls, Natalia de Molina, Raúl Cimas, Manolo Solo|
A group of survivors is finally pulled from the rubble of a collapsed tunnel, 15 days after their terrifying ordeal began. Sounds like a typical happy ending to a film, right? But what happened next, after the cameras had gone? Were the group’s lives changed forever? How did those characters get over such a traumatic experience?
By meeting for dinner every Friday night! All the usual suspects are present: the hero, the rebellious teen, a couple in the midst of a marital crisis and... the fool. Except this time the fool is going to be our protagonist, Toni.
While his fellow survivors celebrate just being alive, Toni starts to ponder his condition as the idiot of the group. Why is he always on the outside looking in? Will he ever change? Was his life even worth saving? Toni soon finds himself trapped in another tunnel, but this one won’t be so easy to get out of...
Pepón Montero’s feature debut is an unusual ensemble comedy that keeps audiences amused with an intelligent, ironic and dark brand of humour, shying away from cheap jokes.
“Nothing is ever overdone or exaggerated, yet the comedy comes thick and fast, always hitting its target. The secret? Absolute trust in an exceptional and dedicated cast and a perfect understanding of which voice and tone turns the everyday, and even mundane, into something hilarious.”
“As well as being unclassifiable, Pepón Montero’s first feature film is, like everything he’s written with Juan Maidagán, wilfully funny. The film’s premise is so brilliant that you’ll already be smiling on your way into the cinema...”
“In his debut film, Pepón Montero, along with his co-writer Juan Maidagán and a first-rate cast, have achieved something very difficult: a comedy in which none of the dialogues feel forced and the punchlines shine with polished efficiency. Stellar cast performances and fantastically clean editing ensure comedic value of the highest level.”