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PRODUCTION / FUNDING Spain

Luis Tosar toplining Proyecto Emperador

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- The Galician actor tops the bill of the new film by Jorge Coira, who releases the second season of his series Hierro on Friday 19 February

Luis Tosar toplining Proyecto Emperador
Actor Luis Tosar

Proyecto Emperador will be the fourth fiction feature by Jorge Coira, following Eroski Paraíso [+see also:
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(which he directed in tandem with Xesús Ron), 18 Meals [+see also:
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and his feature debut, 2004’s The Year of the Tick. The Lugo-born filmmaker has also directed successful TV series of the likes of Hierro (the second season of which is released on Friday 19 February on Movistar+ – see the review and the interview) and I Know Who You Are, as well as working as an editor on the features Gun City [+see also:
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and Retribution [+see also:
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, for which he was given the Goya Award for Best Editor.

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Starring three-time Spanish Film Academy Award winner Luis Tosar, this new film – slated to be shot in April – will reflect the very recognisable socio-political reality of modern-day Spain. The action-thriller will immerse viewers in the world of string-pullers and the people in power. Information and disinformation, truth and deception, good and evil… These terms sometimes overlap, intertwine and coexist to such an extent that their boundaries start to become blurred.

With a storyline penned by one of the most sought-after screenwriters in Spain, Jorge Guerricaecheverría (Sky High [+see also:
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), this thriller draws heavily on real life and submerges us in the ins and outs of a system in which appearances are more than deceiving, lies are commonplace and blackmail is the most powerful bargaining chip of all.

According to Coira, “The world of espionage is one of the most powerful and fruitful contexts for exploring cases of extreme conflict. Proyecto Emperador aims to delve deeper into the reality of intelligence agencies: a world in which the line between good and evil becomes unclear, and things are not always as they appear.”

For his part, the writer of the screenplay points out, “The reality we are living in is the result of a delicate balance. It’s a world in constant danger of collapse, where information is monitored and manipulated by powers that, while claiming to protect us, are actually seeking to stay afloat and prolong their lives.”

The main cast is rounded off by Alexandra Masangkay (The Platform [+see also:
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), singer and actress Bebe (who, coincidentally, is in the spotlight again at the moment thanks to the imminent release of the series and film Bandoleros [+see also:
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by Enrique Urbizu), Miguel RellánMaría Botto (who appears in the yet-to-be-released Malnazidos [+see also:
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) and Denís Gómez, among others. 

Proyecto Emperador is a production by Vaca Films, the Galician firm behind smash hits such as El niño [+see also:
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interview: Daniel Monzón
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and Cell 211 [+see also:
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interview: Daniel Monzón
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(both directed by Daniel Monzón), Sky High and To Steal From a Thief [+see also:
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interview: Daniel Calparsoro
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(by Daniel Calparsoro), Retribution and Gun City (by Dani de la Torre) and Eye for an Eye [+see also:
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interview: Paco Plaza
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by Paco Plaza. All of these titles starred Luis Tosar, who also served as the producer of Jorge Coira’s 18 Meals.

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(Translated from Spanish)

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