La Comunidad

Spain

Synopsis

COMMON WEALTH is a horror film about neighbors. It combines claustrophobic suspense with domestic action and high doses of human tragedy with lots of twisted humour.

The heroine is Julia, a forty-ish woman who works selling apartments for a property developer. When she finds 300 million pesetas hidden in a dead man's apartment, she has no choice but to confront the anger of the rather offbeat residents' association, headed by its unscrupulous administrator. Black humour gives way to suspense, followed by terror and finally to straightforward action.

Director's Biography

Alex de la Iglesia (Bilbao, 1965) has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Deusto. He does role-play games, draws cartoons, and is a big eater, a party organizer and a TV zapping champion, but he earns his living by writing and directing films. His filmography includes: MUTANT ACTION, THE DAY OF THE BEAST, PERDITA
DURANGO, DYING OF LAUGHTER and COMMON WEALTH. He has written a novel, "Payasos en la lavadora", which was published by Planeta. He has spent a long time preparing himself for his total and absolute domination of Planet Earth.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Alex de la Iglesia

Written by: Jorge Guerricaecheverria, Alex de la Iglesia

Produced by: Andres Vicente Gomez

Cinematography: Kiko de la Rica

Editing: Alejandro Lazaro

Production Design: José Luis “Arri” Arrizabalaga

Costume Design: Paco Delgado

Make-Up & Hair: José Quetglás

Original Score: Roque Baños

Main Cast: Carmen Maura (Julia)

Nominations and Awards

  • People's Choice Award 2001
  • Feature Film Selection 2001