The Dancer Upstairs

Directed by John Malkovich

Based on Nicholas Shakespeare’s book, Malkovich’s début behind the camera is a policier and political thriller, interwoven with a love story. In an unnamed Latin American country, a charismatic guerrilla leader inspires rebellion against a brutal regime. When investigator Rejas (an excellent Bardem) is sent to track him down, he soon finds himself faced with a moral dilemma.

124 minutes

Country of origin:
Spain and USA