Synopsis by Nathan Southern
As Julio Ruiz Llaneza's Spanish-language thriller Pacto de Hombres opens, the thief Don Carlos lies on his deathbed in prison, reflecting upon the rubies that he pilfered illegally - and his desire to bequeath them to his physically impaired daughter. In desperation, Don makes a pact with a fellow criminal, Eduardo - he asks Eduardo to find the gemstones, and then split the loot 50/50 with the crippled daughter. Eduardo's integrity and loyalty are never in doubt - but his acquisition of the rubies per se could potentially put his life into grave danger, and it remains uncertain if he can pull off the job unscathed.
deathbed, gemstones, loot, prison, pact, handicap