Screening on Wednesday, November 5th 2014
Directed by Juanma Bajo Ulloa
• Year: 1997
• Country: Spain
• Running time: 122 min.
• Cassification: (N/A)
• Watch a clip here
One of the most iconic and successful Spanish comedies of all time, 'Airbag' defiantly continues to feature among the very top places on most popular rankings for the best Spanish Comedy film ever, even after nearly two decades of its release.
Juantxo (Karra Elejalde) belongs to the 'high society', he is a university graduate, has a great job and is marrying a gorgeous and rich girl. While celebrating his stag do in a brothel, he loses his expensive wedding ring inside the body of a prostitute and he's forced to try to get it back with the help of his friends Paco (Alberto San Juan) and Konradín (Fernando Guillén Cuervo).
When mafioso brothel owner Villambrosa finds the ring and rival gangster Souza sends a professional killer to square things out, the search for the ring becomes a tumultuous race full of hillarious and bizarre moments along the way.
Airbag is an irreverent, impious and excessive film. Based on an idea from Karra Elejalde, written by Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Karra Elejalde and Fernando Guillén Cuervo, born out of delirium and excess, defined as a moral fable full of immoralities, "Airbag" carries within the germ of controversy and provocation. Basically structured as a road movie, the story grows in a spiral of craziness and surprises.
A special mention is needed for the genius acting of Manuel Manquiña in the role of Pazos, who gives this comedy many hilarious scenes.
Soon after his cinema release, it broke Spanish box office records and to this date it remains a true icon of the Spanish comedy genre.