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by Manuel Martín Cuenca


Álvaro is a poor man obsessed with the idea of writing 'high literature'. He starts provoking conflicts to write about them. Planning all the conspiracy for a possible murder doesn't let him see that, in fact, he is the real victim.

international title: The Motive
original title: El autor
working title: El móvil
country: Spain, Mexico
sales agent: Filmax
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Manuel Martín Cuenca
film run: 112'
screenplay: Manuel Martín Cuenca, Alejandro Hernández
cast: Antonio de la Torre, Javier Gutiérrez, María León, Tenoch Huerta, Adriana Paz, Adelfa Calvo, Miguel Ángel Luque, Rafael Téllez, Carmelo Muñoz Adame, Domi del Postigo
cinematography by: Pau Esteve Birba
film editing: Ángel Hernández Zoido
art director: Sonia Nolla
costumes designer: Pedro Moreno, Esther Vaquero
music: José Luis Perales
producer: Mónica Lozano, David Naranjo, José Nolla, Gonzalo Salazar-Simpson
co-producer: Manuel Martín Cuenca
executive producer: José Nolla, Jaime Ortiz de Artiñano
production: La Loma Blanca, LaZona, Icónica S.A., Alebrije Cine y Video (MX)
backing: ICAA, Junta de Andalucía, Canal Sur, TVE
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