El crack cero

José Luis Garci

IFFR 2020

The Tyger Burns

  • 122'
  • Spain
  • 2019

José Luis Garci's oeuvre can be divided into two parts. During and right after Spain's 'transición', he made films that were engaged with the times while clearly troubled by a sense of not completely being at the right moment in history. After a seven-year silence following Asignatura aprobada (1987), Garci returned to cinema to focus on historical subjects, remaking past classics with Canción de cuna (1994) or La herida luminosa (1997) and creating heritage dramas like Luz de domingo (2007) or Sangre de mayo (2008) any ardent cinephile's dream of classical cinema: an art of the times and against all times.

With El crack cero, Garci looks at his own corpus of films through that prism of cinephile classicism. He returns to Germán Areta, the hero of his two Hammett-hommages, El crack (1981) and El crack 2 (1983), showing the gumshoe's early days as an independent investigator after leaving the police force.

Director
José Luis Garci
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
Spain
Production Year
2019
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
122'
Medium
DCP
International title
The Crack: Inception
Language
Spanish
Producers
José Luis Garci, Jose A. Sanchez
Production Company
Nickel Odeon Dos
Sales
Filmax International
Screenplay
José Luis Garci, Javier Muñoz
Cinematography
Luis Angel Perez
Cast
Carlos Santos, Miguel Angel Muñoz, Pedro Casablanc, Luisa Gavasa, Patricia Vico, Macarena Gomez, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo