The story of a man who fooled an entire country. A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.

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Alberto Rodríguez

Writers:

Manuel Cerdán (book), Rafael Cobos | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jose Coronado ... Jesús Camoes
Eduard Fernández ... Francisco Paesa
Miquel García Borda Miquel García Borda ... Inversor 1
Santiago Molero Santiago Molero ... Inversor 2
Jimmy Shaw ... Inversor 3
Craig Stevenson ... Georges Starckman
Rafael Sandoval ... Detective
Ramón Rados Ramón Rados ... Rafael Vera
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba ... Osorno
Mireia Portas Mireia Portas ... Gloria
Carlos Santos ... Luis Roldán
Marta Etura ... Nieves Fernández Puerto
Christian Stamm ... Hans
Enric Benavent Enric Benavent ... Casturelli
Philippe Rebbot Philippe Rebbot ... Pinaud
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The story of a man who fooled an entire country. A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.

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The story of the man who deceived a whole country


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For the dust to be visible in Paesa's office, chocolate powered was used. See more »

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Jesús Camoes: Like all true stories, it contains a few lies.
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Tanto mientes, tanto vales
Written by Julio de la Rosa
Performed by Helena Goch
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Super stylish espionage/con man thriller
4 March 2017 | by feelinesoundSee all my reviews

Not sure why this film hasn't gotten much attention so far, it's extremely well made with a super interesting (true) story and good acting. Never aiming to go too deep on the emotional side, it's just a very good narrative told in a sleek, stylish and exciting way with some stunning European location shots and the odd sprinkle of some good, dry Spanish wit. Eduard Fernandez in particular gives a great understated performance as the lead, and the instrumental surf-rock score adds a very unique stylistic touch.

All in all a very pleasant watch and would even make a great entry point into Spanish cinema for those less keen on heavy dramas or art films.


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Spain

Language:

Spanish | French | English

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Smoke & Mirrors See more »

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Budget:

EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,054,505
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

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2.35 : 1
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