February 4, 2005
Studio: Â¡Viva tu Cine!, Casa Nova Films
Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes
MPAA Rating: R (for language, some violence and sexual content)
Screenwriter: Agustín Díaz Yanes
Starring: Gael García Bernal, Penelope Cruz, Fanny Ardant, Victoria Abril, Demian Bichir, Bruno Bichir
Copyright Holder: N/A
With a screenplay written especially for Penélope Cruz and Victoria Abril, award-winning Spanish writer/director Agustín Díaz Yanes ("Nadie Hablara de Nosotras Cuando Hayamos Muerto," "No One Will Speak of Us When We're Dead") pits the two actors against each other as angels, one good and one bad, sent to Earth to compete for the very questionable soul of a boxer. Yanes' story begins in Heaven, where the last ten years have been nothing but tough times, with Hell winning the battle between good and evil. So when Heaven's managers finally have the opportunity to win the soul of a boxer (Demián Bichir) and shift the balance of power, they send their best angel for the job (Victoria Abril). When Hell's Chief Executive (a show-stealing Gael García Bernal) gets wind of this, he counters by sending their most experienced operative to Earth (Penélope Cruz). The battle between Heaven and Hell is on!