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El Lobo (Wolf) Reviews

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½ September 7, 2014
Interesting historical film, and a fine representation of the disgusting political machinations that go on in all countries. Eduardo Noriega is a always a pleasure to watch.
December 29, 2013
Em "O Lobo" somos confrontados com um drama intenso e cinzento sobre uma operação secreta da polícia espanhola para desmantelar a organização separatista basca ETA, com a acção a decorrer em pleno regime conservador franquista. Eduardo Noriega (Tesis, 1996) interpreta o papel (baseado em factos reais) de um trabalhador honesto que se vê atirado para uma espiral de intrigas, medos, traições e, acima de tudo, dilemas relacionados com a eterna dúvida: por que ideal lutar? O seu desempenho é excepcional, guiado por uma realização a fazer lembrar os melhores thrillers noir. Um filme absolutamente recomendado para todos os fãs de filmes de mistério e suspense com traços de jogo duplo.
Harlequin68
Super Reviewer
½ May 11, 2013
In "El Lobo," Begona(Silvia Abascal) is alarmed at ETA terrorists being welcomed into her home by her husband Txema(Eduardo Noriega). He tries to reassure her but her worries are only confirmed when an informer is killed the following day. After being caught up in the resultant dragnet, Txema is told by Ricardo(Jose Coronado) of the Secret Service that he can sense his reluctance, asking him to work for him. What he is looking for is not just another informant, but somebody who can infiltrate the ETA and report back. With his construction business failing, Txema agrees, accepting a check in lieu of the usual thirty pieces of silver. At least, the job is not all bad for Txema when he meets Amaia(Melanie Doutey) at a wedding, doubling as a party congress.

"El Lobo" is the kind of morally complex, suspenseful, sexy and paranoid thriller that they simply do not make anymore(with the possible exception of FX's "The Americans," that is). That's even after a rough start in trying to establish the situation before it soon settles down into the facts of its truth based story, including details of the time like what it was like to live in Franco's Spain.(Bonus points for the Patti Smith song.) Plus, I always love political arguments, as Txema ia caught up in a unique position of working against the violence committed by those he would normally be on the side of in his Basque homeland while being allied with the Fascists in Spain. That same violence ends up taking a terrible toll on him, too, as seen in the opening scene.
½ June 9, 2011
I learned something but wasn't that excited doing so..
December 14, 2010
på trods af, de formår at gøre francos mand til helten..
April 6, 2010
An interesting movie, based on true events, about a mole (el lobo) in the ETA, during the last days of Franco's reign in Spain. Thanks to him, 150 ETA-members were imprisoned. Half an hour too long, the direction isn't tight, but Eduardo Noriega is great in the title role.
February 6, 2010
An interesting movie, based on true events, about a mole (el lobo) in the ETA, during the last days of Franco's reign in Spain. Thanks to him, 150 ETA-members were imprisoned. Half an hour too long, the direction isn't tight, but Eduardo Noriega is great in the title role.
December 13, 2009
ETA, I didn't know about this organization before. A too good movie.
May 15, 2009
This is a good movie - a political thriller Gavras-style ('Missing', 'Z', 'Amen' etc.), where issues of power and clash against the establishment are being explored. It feels a bit flat as the director does not take position, but is thought provoking as it raises all sorts of questions, where simple answer is simply not available. Good mis-en-scene, well acted, good suspense, well-told story. Perfectly watchable and beyond.
½ April 28, 2009
woah decent movie about ETA vs police fight, it's really nice story
February 15, 2009
This movie is quite a good introduction to those who are unknown with the ETA and the conflicts in the Basque Country. Good actors, too.
½ January 5, 2009
realistic story about eta
November 12, 2008
Un péli muy interesante sobre una historia muy violenta de España/Pais Vasco...
½ November 3, 2008
buena peli... sobre un agente infiltrado en ETA ...
October 27, 2008
Des defauts mais ca marche. En revanche une VF deplorable.
October 18, 2008
Agreed that it was a good introduction to the Basque Country conflicts and ETA as I knew nothing of it before this film. Enjoyed the twist at the end as well..
July 30, 2008
Taut gripping thriller bout ETA.
July 24, 2008
interesante para poder entender un poco sobre ETA
July 21, 2008
Una mirada q deja mal parado a ambos lados del conflicto. Es claro q con la violencia nunca se gana nada...MUY BUENAS ACTUACIONES!
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