Villaronga's second stint as a director-for-hire. It was the film's star, María Barranco, who did the recruiting, even allowing him a say in the screenplay. Which shows! 99.9 might be more of a straight-shooting thrills-and-shocks, sex-and-violence genre exercise than his other classification-defying masterpieces, but it's nevertheless very much a Villaronga film. Not to mention a mighty fun one at that. The story is loosely based on a well-documented true event, the Bélmez Faces. On August 23rd 1971, pale faces appeared in the cement floor of 5 calle Real, in the Andalusian backwater of Bélmez de la Moraleda. In this version, Lara, the hostess of a radio show dealing in the paranormal, encounters similar happenings - and worse - which seem to be connected with the strange death of her former lover Victor. Here's a hint: turn the title's numbers upside down...
Director
Agustí Villaronga
Country of production
Spain
Production Year
1997
Festival Edition
IFFR 2011
Length
106'
Medium
35mm
Language
Spanish
Producers
Antonio Guillén Rey, Marta Murube
Production Companies
Impala Producciones, Origen Producciones Cinematográficas
Sales
Video Mercury Films, S.A.
Screenplay
Lourdes Iglesias, Jesús Regueira, Agustí Villaronga
Cinematography
Javier Aguirresarobe
Editor
Pablo Blanco
Production Design
Francesc Candini
Sound Design
Alfonso Pino
Music
Javier Navarrete
Cast
María Barranco