'See you in another life': the one who transported the explosives on 11-M

One of the turning points of contemporary Spanish television was when Jorge and Alberto Sánchez-Cabezudo signed Crematorio (2011).

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
29 February 2024 Thursday 10:33
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'See you in another life': the one who transported the explosives on 11-M

One of the turning points of contemporary Spanish television was when Jorge and Alberto Sánchez-Cabezudo signed Crematorio (2011). With José Sancho as a corrupt businessman from the Valencian coast, they imported the antihero trend started by The Sopranos.

In the work there was restraint, taste, impeccable direction of actors and a plot rooted in the local: elements that contributed to understanding that the Iberian audiovisual, if it tried, could have an adult and sophisticated mentality, far from the vices of television. in open. The launch did not make them two especially prolific authors. From Crematorio they only created the catastrophic La zona (2017) until reaching See you in another life, which adapts the journalistic book by Manuel Jabois about Gabriel Montoya Vidal, convicted for his involvement in the 11-M attack.

If Hollywood had this material, they would possibly choose to produce a thriller about terrorism, as if it were a true crime Homeland. The Sánchez-Cabezudo brothers, on the other hand, approach the testimony of Montoya Vidal, nicknamed Baby, from a dramatic, realistic perspective, respectful of the tragedy and with a sense of empathy that is not gratuitous.

It is the story of a teenager raised in crime in Asturias who, accustomed to dealing under the orders of a local trafficker, Emilio Trashorras, transported the dynamite with which the jihadist cell murdered 191 people in 2004. They do not need to excuse the testimony but simply tell it.

Roberto Gutiérrez and Quim Àvila, who play the protagonist, are at the height of a character who carries the weight of an education, ignorance, bad influences and recklessness, with a Pol López who finds nuance and charisma in a role as limit as that of Trashorras.