Saturday, July 16, 2011
Torrente 4 : Lethal Crisis
Casts : Santiago Segura, Carlos Areces, Goyo Jiménez
Santiago Segura’s Spanish cult icon Torrente is due back on movie screens in his homeland this March and this time he’s coming in three dimensions. And I’m sure we can count on that third dimension to be used subtly, with restraint and for the purposes of high art. Because that’s what Torrente is all about. Yes. Exactly those things.
Our hero Torrente is hit by the GFC. Living in squalid conditions is forced to accept a ‘murder job’. Torrente recruits some staff to help him with this job and he finds out he is being used as a scapegoat and before he can notice he is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. In prison his obsession is to escape in order to clear his name. Therefore he invents a plan inspired on one of his favorite movies ‘Escape to Victory’ (Aka Victory) and organizes a football match between the Prison Security Staff and the prisoners. During the game the idea is to escape with his colleagues through a tunnel. The tunnel collapses and seems to be impossible to escape, but leaving with a choir from an interprovincial tournament will be the perfect vehicle to get Torrente out of prison. Once outside he starts his revenge mission searching for the man who sent him to prison, businessman Ernesto Rocamora.