July 25, 2021

The rogue | Television | THE COUNTRY

The rogue | Television | THE COUNTRY

"It's the story of a family saga engendered and educated in a regime of absolute moral devastation, it's a fierce people, a collection of solitudes that are trying to destroy each other." It's dark, dramatic, it's not a thriller, it's not about drug … It's a fiction about family, loneliness, violence, ambition and about a state of things, "explained Enrique Urbizu in his day about his series Giants (Movistar), although it is also a series about drugs, corruption and the different mafias that complement and feed back, from drug traffickers to certain politicians and policemen for whom greed justifies everything, issues that he knows deeply: there they are. The box 507 or There will not be peace for the evil ones.

The first six chapters of Giants make it one of the best Spanish series of today and leave the viewer yearning for the second round to arrive soon. It is the virtue of a job well done, and both Urbizu and the writers Miguel Barros and Michel Gaztambide were very clear about what they wanted to tell, with whom they wanted to tell, in what locations and with what type of photography. An excellent casting in which Isak Férriz and Yolanda Torosio stand out, which is not easy to be surrounded by some great Jose Coronado, Danilo Grao, Carlos Librado, Sofia Oria, Elisabet Gelabert or Juana Acosta.

When you talk about Giants it is customary to mention Tarantino or The Godfather, the first for its dominance of violent sequences and the second because the Spanish series speaks of a family saga mafia. Actually you could also quote Guy Ritchie from Snatch: pigs and diamonds Y Rocknrolla, to Francesco Rosi from Le mani sulla cittá, or the Hawks and De Palma Scarface and so many others that have taken to the cinema what led to literature, among others, the Dashiell Hammett of Red harvest. It is the fascination for the rogue, of which in Spain there is evidence from the picaresque.


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