Spain's biggest box office hit of 2018 stars Javier Gutiérrez (MARSHLAND, THE MOTIVE) as Marco, a hotshot assistant coach in Spain's top basketball league with a serious attitude problem. When a drunken car accident causes him to lose his job and his girlfriend in quick succession, Mario ends up in court. The sentence? Community service and the worst possible punishment he can imagine — coaching "Los Amigos," a team of intellectually disabled players, none of whom have ever touched a basketball. With patience, dedication and plenty of good humor, "Los Amigos" teach Marco what it really means to be a team player. Javier Fesser (CAMINO) delivers a "comedic slam dunk" (The Hollywood Reporter) with this feel-good take on the sporting underdog tale. Official Selection, 2018 Seattle International Film Festival. DIR/SCR Javier Fesser; SCR David Marqués; PROD Gabriel Arias-Salgado, Álvaro Longoria, Luis Manso. Spain, 2018, color, 124 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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