Netflix today unveils the film “Mortal Cold”, a Spanish heist film led by Iberian actor Javier Gutiérrez Álvarez (“La isla minima”, “El Autor”).
WHAT DOES IT TALK ABOUT ?
On a dark and uncrowded road, a prison vehicle is hijacked. The driver must fight on all fronts while managing icy weather, his worst enemy perhaps …
Deadly Cold by Lluis Quilez – Available on Netflix
A MODERN SPANISH WESTERN
We knew Netflix’s craze for Spanish series (La Casa de Papel, Elite…), but much less that for Iberian films. However, the platform today unveils a brand new unseen film Deadly Cold, the story of a convoy of prisoners attacked in the middle of a snowstorm. Peeping as you might expect on John Carpenter’s cinema (Assault on central 13 and The Thing in particular), this modern western comes straight from the imagination of a young Catalan prodigy Lluis Quilez, in question of the first realization.
If the director of the film is unknown to the general public, the main headliner enjoys great notoriety, since it is Javier Gutiérrez Álvarez; Awarded two Goyas for Best Actor (the Spanish Caesars) for his scores in La isla minima and El Autor, the 50-year-old actor also appeared in the Hollywood blockbuster Assassin’s Creed. At his side, several well-known Iberian cinema, such as Karra Elejalde (Little Switzerland), Luis Callejo (Letters to Franco) or Andrés Gertrudix (Que Dios nos perdone).
Breathtaking thriller focused as much on psychology as on action, the storyline of Deadly Cold full of unexpected twists and revelations. Ambitious in the treatment of its story, and by its borrowings from several cinema classics of the 80s, will this new production be on the side of Netflix nuggets, or on the contrary in the bottom of its catalog of international productions ?