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Asesinato en el Comité Central

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Original title
Asesinato en el Comité Central
Running time
110 min.
Spain Spain
Vicente Aranda (Novel: Manuel Vázquez Montalbán)
Manuel Camps
José Luis Alcaine
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Morgana / Lolafilms / Acuarius Films / Impala. Distributed by Warner Bros.
Mystery. Drama | Cop Movies. Politics
Movie Groups
Manuel Vázquez Montalbán Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
During a meeting in Madrid of the Central Committee of Spain’s Communist Party (PCE), there is a brief power outage. The lights are back on a few seconds later, but in that short span of time the Secretary General, Fernando Garrido, is killed, stabbed in the chest. The government asks Fonseca, a rabid anti-communist, to find out who committed this crime. Santos, the interim new leader of the Communist Party, calls in a private investigator, Pepe Carvalho (Patxi Andión). A witty and cynical hard-boiled detective, Carvalho arrives from Barcelona to take on the case. Carmela (Victoria Abril), a militant communist, is assigned to work as his driver and assistant. Carvalho and Fonseca meet to exchange ideas about the case on which both are working. They utterly dislike each other since in the past, Fonseca persecuted leftists like Carvalho.
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