The Motive (Available on DVD and Blu-Ray)

Álvaro wants to be a writer but everything he writes is false, pretentious and insipid. He works as a clerk for a notary public in Seville and his life is grey, coloured only by his dreams. His wife, Amanda, is his complete opposite. Always quite practical, she’s never dreamt of being a writer. And yet, she’s the one who writes a bestseller. Just one of life’s ironies.

Their separation is inevitable. And that is when Álvaro decides to go after his dream: to write a great novel. But he is incapable of it—he lacks both talent and imagination. Guided by Juan, his writing teacher, he explores the foundations of the novel, until one day he discovers that fiction is written with reality. Álvaro begins to manipulate his neighbours to create a story, a real story that is greater than fiction.

CAST

JAVIER GUTIÉRREZ is ÁLVARO
MARÍA LEÓN is AMANDA
ADELFA CALVO is la PORTERA
ADRIANA PAZ is IRENE
TENOCH HUERTA is ENRIQUE
RAFAEL TÉLLEZ is el SR. MONTERO
With the special collaboration of ANTONIO DE LA TORRE as “THE TEACHER”

CREW

Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca
Screenplay: Alejandro Hernández and Manuel Martín Cuenca
Based on the novel “The Motive” by Javier Cercas
Producers: José Nolla & Alex Zito (Icónica), Gonzalo Salazar-Simpson & David Naranjo (LAZONA), Manuel Martín Cuenca & Alejandro Hernández (La Loma Blanca PC)
Executive Producers: Jaime Ortiz de Artiñano, Manuel Martín Cuenca, José Nolla
Mexican Co-producer: Mónica Lozano
Original music and songs composed by José Luís Perales y Pablo Perales
Editor: Ángel Hernández Zoido
Director of Photography: Pau Esteve
Production Manager: Ernesto Chao
Art Director: Sonia Nolla
Sound: Daniel de Zayas
Costume Designer: Pedro Moreno and Esther Vaquero
Make-up: Anabel Beato
Hair Stylist: Rafael Mora
Casting: Eva Leira and Yolanda Serrano
A Icónica, LAZONA y La Loma Blanca P.C. Production
Co-produced with Alebrije Cine & Video (México)
With support from ICAA and Junta de Andalucía
And the participation of Televisión Española and Canal Sur
Shot in Seville in the autumn of 2016

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