The Contestant

“The Contestant” recounts the roller coaster ride of Martin Circo, the lucky winner of the most lucrative game-show prize in television history to the tune of 3 Million Euros. In this biting satire on consumer society, Martin’s stroke of luck sees his life turned upside down. Sometimes, one piece of good luck can ruin your life.

CAST

Leonardo Sbaraglia: Martín
Chete Lera: Edmundo
Miryam Gallego: Laura
Fernando Cayo: Eloy
Myriam de Maeztu: Santillana
Luis Zahera: Pizarro

CREW

Director: Rodrigo Cortés
Screenplay: Rodrigo Cortés
Producing companies: LAZONA, Continental
Executive producers: Gonzalo Salazar-Simpson, Xavier Villaverde
Producers: Ignacio Salazar-Simpson, Douglas Stuart Wilson, Pancho Casal, Julio Fernández, Luis Collar
Director of photography: David Azcano
Production manager: Paloma Molina Temboury
Editing: Guillermo Represa, Rodrigo Cortés
Music: Victor Reyes
Art director: Antón Laguna
Assistant director: Antonio Ordóñez
Sound: Sergio Burmann
Costume designer: Cristina Rodríquez
Make-up artist: Eli Adanez
Hair stylist: Paco Rodríguez

AWARDS

Biznaga de plata al Premio de la Crítica en el Festival de Málaga 2007
Biznaga de Plata a la Mejor Fotografía. Premio Fotofilm Deluxe a David Azcano
Mejor largometraje de nuevos realizadores en V Festival de Cine de Ponferrada 2007

FESTIVALS

XXI Internationales Filmfest Braunschweig. Official Section.
24 Mostra del Cine Europeo 2007
42nd International Film Karlovy Vary 2007
Copenhagen International Film Festival 2007
International Latino Film Festival of San Francisco 2007

PRESS

El País, 16 de marzo de 2007
Variety, 25 de marzo de 2007