Semana Santa

Police officer Maria Delgado arrives in Seville during Holy Week. She is fleeing her past, her new colleagues don’t approve of her and now she is confronted with a very bizarre double murder. Just as she teams up with her partners, the shy Torillo and the somewhat macho Quemade, a third, brutal murder is discovered – it is beginning to look like the work of a serial killer.

The case offers no clues – until an old man relates a gruesome story that took place during the Spanish Civil War in place called ‘La Soledad’. Slowly but surely the whole horrendous story comes to light.

The investigation team enters into a cat-and-mouse game with a sick but brilliant killer whilst simultaneously unearthing a past that someone is very desperate to conceal. As they close in on the truth their own lives become endangered. One thing is certain: a lot more blood is bound to flow during Holy Week.

Semana Santa
2001, 100 min, 35mm

Director: Pepe Danquart
Writer: Roy Michell (adapted from David Hewson’s novel)
Cinematographer: Ciro Cappellari
Music: Andrea Guerra
Editor: Peter Adam
Costume Designer: Esther Walz
Production designer: William Abello
Sound artist: Ronald Bailey
Producer: Christoph Meyer-Weil, Phillippe Guez, Paul Berrow
Co-producer: Leo Pescarollo, Antonio Saura, Tivi Magnusson
Distribution: Buena Vista France/Spain
Marketing worldwide: UGC

Cast: Mira Sorvino, Oliver Martinez, Feodor Atkin, Alida Valli, Peter Berling, Fermin Reixach, Luis Tosar etc.

Semana Santa