El hombre del saco is in post-production

El hombre del saco is in post-production

– This horror film directed by Angel Gomez Hernandez, which resuscitates a popular Spanish legend, is interpreted by Javier Botet and Macarena Gomez

This article is available in English.

El hombre del saco (bed. “The Sack Man”) is the title of the new feature by Cadiz-born Angel Gomez Hernandez (votes [+lire aussi :
critique
bande-annonce
interview : Angel Gomez
fiche film
]
), which explores, reveals and brings to the big screen the famous character that has been the cause of so many youngsters’ nightmares. It will immerse us in the Spanish origins of the character’s story: a sick Almeria native suffering from tuberculosis, who is willing to do anything it takes to rid himself of the disease – even drinking the blood of the children he kidnaps in a sack. Actor Javier Botet (known for [•REC] [+lire aussi :
critique
bande-annonce
interview : Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
interview : Julio Fernández
fiche film
]
) breathes life into this sinister figure, accompanied by Macarena Gomez (Shrew’s Nest [+lire aussi :
critique
bande-annonce
interview : Esteban Roel et Juanfer An…
fiche film
]
seen last year in Piety [+lire aussi :
critique
bande-annonce
fiche film
]
and the Netflix series Holy Family) and Manolo Solo (who recently appeared in The Good Boss [+lire aussi :
critique
bande-annonce
fiche film
]
). Furthermore, the film boasts a cast of young actors such as Lorca Prada, Claudia Placer, Ivan Renedo, Carla All, Guillermo Novillo and Lucas de Blas.

(The article continues below – Commercial information)

Fiction or reality? Legend or a dark, true story from Spain? These are the questions posed by the film, which dares to take on a figure so popular that it has continued to fuel the nightmares of millions of children all over the world for years. The shoot took place in the autumn, on location in Cadiz, Madrid and Gran Canaria. Ignacio Cucucovich, of Uruguayan outfit Mother Superior, states: “As a producer and a fan of genre film, I dedicate my time to researching and developing stories that scare people, and if they’re popular and universal, so much the better. We realized that ‘El Viejo de la Bolsa’ — as he’s known in the Río de la Plata area, where I come from — and the ‘Ropavejero’ in Mexico are based on a real-life character that existed in Spain and then spread all around the world.”

The director remarks: “When producer Alvaro Ariza, of Esto También Pasará, offered this project to me, we talked about the very first monster that any child finds out about early in their life, even before Frankenstein or Dracula… Millions of kids from myriad cultures and countries have heard of him. But who is the Sack Man, really?” Because this mythical character “symbolizes the fear that we all felt as children when it was time to go to sleep”. With this movie, Gómez Hernández wants to recapture “that chill we felt when we believed that, in a dark corner of our bedroom, there was someone watching us. That unsettling and inescapable feeling experienced by any boy or girl who, after misbehaving, believes for certain that a horrifying monster will come to take him or her away,” sums up the filmmaker.

El hombre del saco is a production by Esto También Pasará, Mother Superior and Bowfinger International Pictures (on 27 January, the three companies will release another terrifying collaboration in Spain, Gustavo Hernandez Ibanez‘s Lobo ferozstarring Adriana Ugarte and Javier Gutierrez in the lead roles), in conjunction with AF Films, BTF Media, Atresmedia Cine, CREA SGR and Mogambo. The film will hit Spanish screens this year, and will subsequently air on Prime Video.

(The article continues below – Commercial information)

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *