A police inspector is assigned to a small provincial town after a long time in Bilbao during the bloodiest period of terrorism. Just after arriving he must confront a difficult case: a macabre psychopath has murdered a 9 year old girl.
Co-production between Spain and France. Based on the novel by Antonio Muñoz Molina.
Warning: This movie may contain nudity scenes and strong language. Viewer discretion is advised.
Winner of a B-Movie Award 1999: Best Foreign B-Movie
Winner of an Onda Award 2000: Best Spanish Film; Best Actress (Adriana Ozores)
Nominated to a CEC Award, at Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain 2001: Best Actor (Miguel Ángel Solá)
Nominated to 5 Goya Awards 2001: Best Actress (Adriana Ozores); Best Actor (Juan Diego Botto); Best Original Score; Best Cinematography; and, Best Sound
Nominated to an Award of the Spanish Actors Union 2001: Film: Lead Performance (Adriana Ozores)