La Sombra De Cain (1999)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Spain, Netherlands, Portugal  |  
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

In this blend of a family drama and a noir-styled crime thriller, Esteban (Eusebio Poncela) is a politician who shares a home with his cousin Daniel (Jorge de Juna); also living with the two men are Dona Esther (Isabel de Castro), Esteban's mother, and Patricia (Laia Marull), Daniel's wife. Dona Esther is the owner of the family business, a steel mill that becomes the source of drama when a shipment of drugs is stashed in the of the mill's delivery trucks. A gang of low-level crooks captures the truck as the dope is being delivered to Abdul (Juan Erasmo Mochi), a large-scale dealer. Abdul's son is killed in the crossfire, and Abdul swears revenge. Meanwhile, the mill is having money problems, and Santana (Alberto San Juan) is brought in to help put the business back on its feet. But Daniel has developed a drinking problem, and in his alcoholic haze he becomes convinced that Santana is having an affair with Patricia, who has a past as a drug dealer that she's trying to keep secret.