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Daniel Calparsoro wraps the shoot for Todos los nombres de Dios

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- The city centre of Madrid came to a standstill to allow the filming of various scenes for this thriller starring a familiar face in the director’s movies, Galician actor Luis Tosar, flanked by Inma Cuesta

Daniel Calparsoro wraps the shoot for Todos los nombres de Dios
Luis Tosar during the shoot for Todos los nombres de Dios (© Nico de Assas)

Daniel Calparsoro (whose series Sky High is ready for broadcast – see the news) spent October and November shooting Todos los nombres de Dios (lit. “All of God’s Names”), an action flick starring Luis Tosar (nominated once again for a Goya Award, at the upcoming edition of the prizes, for his turn in Juan Diego Botto’s feature debut, On the Fringe [+see also:
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) and Inma Cuesta (whom we saw recently in El páramo [+see also:
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). Also standing out among the cast are Nourdin Batán (Everybody Knows [+see also:
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), Roberto Enríquez (who is soon set to appear in La manzana de oro by Jaime Chávarri), Antonio Buíl (Los renglones torcidos de Dios [+see also:
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), Patricia Vico, Lucas Nabor, Joan Solé and Fernando Cayo (who will star in Chiqui Carabante’s comedy La fortaleza, slated to be released in Spanish theatres in 2023).

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This high-octane story written by Gemma Ventura (the director and screenwriter of Expect a Miracle) takes in locations such as the Ciudad Real International Airport, Madrid’s Gran Vía – one of the main (and most commercial) thoroughfares in the Spanish capital, which was closed off to traffic and vacated for the occasion – the Paseo de la Castellana, the Paseo de Recoletos and the Glass Gallery in Madrid’s CentroCentro, where some spectacular action sequences were filmed with the help of the Civil Guard, and the GRS, Traffic and TEDAX bomb-disposal units.

The plot tells of how, after an attack, Santi (played by Tosar, who previously worked with the filmmaker on the features Sky High [+see also:
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interview: Daniel Calparsoro
film profile
]
and To Steal From a Thief [+see also:
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) is taken hostage by Hamza, the last surviving terrorist (Batán). An unexpected twist of fate causes them to switch roles, and the man becomes a human bomb striding along Madrid’s Gran Vía, wearing a vest laden with explosives. The intelligence and emergency services, and even the media, will join forces to save his life in an unbelievable turn of events with unforeseen consequences.

In Calparsoro’s own words, his latest feature is “a thriller set against a political and social backdrop where the characters come to the fore in a powerful and human way, showing both their dramatic side and their sense of responsibility. It’s a story of people living on the edge, people who have already seen and done it all, and who once again have to get a grip on their boldness and their sense of risk-taking in order to soldier on."

The film is being produced by Todos los Nombres de Dios AIE, Tripictures, Second Gen Pictures, Wanda Visión and Fasten Films, with the involvement of RTVE, Prime Video and Telemadrid, funding from the ICAA and backing from Madrid Film Office. The movie will hit Spanish screens in 2023, distributed by Tripictures. After its run in theatres, the flick will be available on the Prime Video platform. Madrid-based sales agent Latido Films is in charge of its international sales.

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(Translated from Spanish)

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