El Misterio Galíndez (The Galíndez File) (2003)





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Gerardo Herrero's political drama El Misterio Galíndez (The Galindez File) uses the real life 1956 disappearance of Spanish political refugee Jesus de Galindez as its subject. Saffron Burrows plays a privileged college girl named Muriel who travels to Spain in order to finish her doctoral thesis about political rebellion; Galindez is the main focus of her work. With the help of a pair of locals (Guillermo Toledo and Txema Blasco), she learns that Galindez was publicly critical of the Dominican Republic's political leaders who may have been responsible for his death. Muriel eventually travels to Miami in order to uncover the truth. She is opposed throughout her search by an FBI agent (Harvey Keitel) who wants keep the truth hidden as it would reveal unpleasant facts about the United States' role in his disappearance. The film was screened at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama
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Saffron Burrows
as Muriel Colber
Harvey Keitel
as Robards
Eduard Fernández
as Jesús De Galíndez
Reinaldo Miravalles
as Don Angelito
John Furey
as Norman Radcliffe
Chete Lera
as Anmbassador
Txema Blasco
as Ricardo's uncle
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Critic Reviews for El Misterio Galíndez (The Galíndez File)

All Critics (2)

What could have been a dynamic political thriller is, at best, a mildly interesting story that never gets beyond two dimensions.

Full Review… | November 10, 2003
Reeling Reviews

There is no mystery -- everyone seems to pretty much know what happened to Galindez, yet they keep trying to find out.

Full Review… | November 4, 2003
Reeling Reviews

Audience Reviews for El Misterio Galíndez (The Galíndez File)

This movie was ok. I didn't like the ending though. Interesting movie about some spanish guy named Jesus Galindez who is in politics and mysteriously gets kidnapped and killed. Then there is this lady professor who is doing research on him to find out what exactly happened to him-what lead to his death. 6/10

Jennifer Torres
Jennifer Torres

Really intense, suspenseful.... overall good. I did, however, think that Saffron Burrows blew as the main character. As a result, it did drag in some places. Penelope Cruz would have been better. Nonetheless, if you like suspense with a bit of gore... this is your kind of movie.

Lisa Kretschman
Lisa Kretschman

Another movie in the RT database twice, so figured I should write a review for both. I did not think this movie was ever going to end. It is slow, painfully boring and very uninvolving. The cast does well, but they aren't good enough to salvage this stinker.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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