Directed by Eloy de la Iglesia
Paco is the son of a conservative law enforcement officer. His best friend is Urko, whose father is a progressive socialist politician. Both young men are heroin addicts. EL PICO is the intricately woven story of Paco and Urko trekking ever deeper into the seedy world of the illicit drug trade in early-‘80s Spain. It chronicles a period of upheaval in the lives of these unlikely friends, as their addiction leads them to escalating criminal activity, kicking off a chain reaction of bloodshed and tragedy. EL PICO shines an unforgiving light into the dark corners of the drug underworld and explores the complexities of family lives that straddle the line between both sides of the law.
EL PICO is the intricately woven story of Paco and Urko trekking ever deeper into the seedy underworld of the illicit drug trade in early-‘80s Spain.
Cast: José Luis Manzano, José Manuel Cervino, Luis Iriondo, Enrique San Francisco, Andrea Albani
I love this films and Jose Luis Manzano was in a lot of Eloy's films. great grimey but real vibes in this film. There is a lot more to this movie than meets the eye. There is a more realistic and less theatrical nuance. Something that I can definitely appreciate.
post-franco confusion that left spain open to all kinds of criminal activity & tyranny where heroin could bring the only relief,this movie hits a little too close to home for me. it scates me more than all the movies on shudder(maybe not Martyrs). But basically the same- how do we escape what is beyond our control? terrifying is reality,when you know you are helpless,or alone,& down to your last gram. watch it if you know nothing of spain's franco,or the true horrors of inescapable addiction&terrorization by dictatorship.
This is not a horror movie, but if you're in the mood for an excellent drama, this is a good pick. Very memorable.
This was an excellent film, and a subversive one for its time and place.