Salto al Vacío (1995)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Urban Drama  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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This Spanish drama chronicles the struggles of a gang of amoral hoods to survive in a hopelessly violent urban world. The film open inside a crowded getaway car right after a robbery. In is are three men, a woman, and a blindfolded cop, their hostage. Esteban, a robber, is sure that the cop saw his face and now threatens to kill him. The leader of the gang is Javi. Tono drives, and Alex, a 20-year old woman, tries to calm the hysterical Esteban. The car pulls into a deserted quarry. It is Tono who ultimately shoots the hapless cop. Most of the film focuses upon Alex who sports short hair with the word "void" shaved into the back of her head. Alex is the sole supporter of her parents and two brothers. She earns money by dealing drugs and helping Javi's gang run guns. She yearns for Javi to give the love and affection she has never known, but he ignores her. Alex becomes a body guard to an illegal dog fighter and finds herself in deep trouble when she is forced to kill the two men attacking her client.

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bank-robbery, drug-dealer, gangster, getaway-car, hostage, killing, love, murder, robbery, smuggling, unrequited, violence, weapons