Title: Retribution
Original title: El desconocido
Release year: 2015
Country: Spain
Director: Dani de la Torre
Stars: Luis Tosar, Javier Gutiérrez, Elvira Mínguez
Rating: 3/5

A banker and his kids are held hostage in their own speeding car by a bomb-making extortionist.

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In the heart of A Coruña, Spain, Carlos, a seemingly ordinary bank executive, finds himself caught in a high-stakes game of life and death when a sinister caller plants a bomb under his car and demands a hefty ransom. With his wife and children held hostage, Carlos must navigate a treacherous web of deceit and danger, racing against time to uncover the identity of the mastermind behind this elaborate scheme.

Luis Tosar delivers a compelling performance as Carlos, a man thrust into extraordinary circumstances. He portrays the character’s desperation and determination with nuance and authenticity, eliciting empathy from the audience as he struggles to protect his family. Javier Gutiérrez, as the enigmatic caller, lends a chilling presence to the film, his voice laced with menace and authority.

Director Dani de la Torre skillfully crafts a suspenseful thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. He masterfully builds tension, layering twists and turns that keep the narrative unpredictable. The film’s pacing is relentless, propelling the story forward at a breakneck speed, never allowing for a moment of respite.

“Retribution” is more than just a thrilling action flick; it’s a commentary on the lengths to which ordinary individuals will go to protect those they love. Carlos’s unwavering dedication to his family serves as the film’s emotional core, providing a stark contrast to the ruthlessness of his adversaries.

Amidst the adrenaline-fueled action sequences, the film also explores themes of greed, corruption, and the consequences of unchecked ambition. The shadowy figure behind the bomb threats is revealed to be a high-ranking bank official, whose motives are rooted in personal gain rather than any genuine concern for Carlos’s well-being.

“Retribution” is a gripping thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end. It’s a testament to the power of family bonds and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

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