SJFF: THE REPLACEMENT (Virtual)
March 20 - March 26
Burnt out by his work in the underbelly of Madrid, a young police officer accepts a job in a small seaside town, where he begins to investigate his predecessor’s mysterious death in this beautifully-filmed, fast-paced thriller set in 1982 post-Franco Spain.
In-Person Showtime: March 18 | SJCC | 6:30 pm • Streaming Window: March 20-26
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Óscar Aibar | Narrative Thriller | Spain | 2021 | 113m | Spanish w/English subtitles | R
Hardened by his work in the worst neighborhoods of Madrid, a young police officer accepts a post in a small village by the sea hoping to heal his sick daughter and gain some inner peace. Once there, he becomes involved in the investigation of his predecessor’s mysterious murder. The inquiry leads him to a group of Nazi retirees who live in a heavenly, care-free retreat on the coast. Fast-paced and gripping, featuring a high-caliber cast, THE REPLACEMENT is a terrifically chilling, fast-paced Hitchcockian thriller set in 1982 post-Franco Spain.
Óscar Aibar is a Spanish director, comic writer, TV director, and screenwriter. He began his career working as a comic writer for magazines, such as “Totem, “Cimoc,” “Zona 84,” and “El Víborao Makoki.” He then worked as a screenwriter and director for European TV channels, including TVE, Canal+, TV3, before establishing himself as a popular TV and feature filmmaker.
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