The Realm (El reino)

Director Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Year 2018
Genre Thriller
Cast Antonio de la Torre, Mónica López, José María Pou, Nacho Fresneda, Ana Wagener, Bárbara Lennie, Luis Zahera
Country Spain, France
Premii 7 Goya Awards, including Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Lead Actor
Manuel López-Vidal is a beloved politician in his region: he enjoys a good social position, has a loving family, friends everywhere and plenty of natural charisma. He is also a corrupt man who has been enriching himself with public funds for years. After attempting to cover up for an associate, Manuel is left exposed. To his surprise, the Party’s members seek to place the blame for the entire plot on his shoulders. But he will not surrender. How far is a person willing to go in order to hold on to power?