El Nino

Synopsis: El Niño is a young boy who lives in La Línea de la Concepción, close to Rock of Gibraltar, repairing and testing motorboats. After a night of party with his friend El Compi, they meet Halil, a young Muslim who has an uncle, Rachid, a drug dealer. Convinced by El Compi, El Niño accepts to be a drug mule, crossing it from África to Spain in a motorboat. In the opposite side of the law is Jesús, a veteran police officer who, helped by his partner Eva, is looking for El Inglés, an important drug dealer who operates in the Rock of Gibraltar.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Daniel Monzón
  13 wins & 38 nominations.
136 min

Strait of Gibraltar

UK, Spain and Morocco

seen from the port of Algeciras.

Only ten miles of water

separate Africa from Europe.


He's coming out now.

Blue BMW, as before.

Got it.


- Do you copy?

- Yes

- Say something.

- Fix your car, arsehole.

Why not something nice?

Here he comes.

Let's go. Stick close behind me.

Fucking car!

No trip to the brothel today.

He must be tired of that Russian chick.

Irina. Her name's Irina

and she's Ukrainian.

Irina. Right.

I see you did your homework.

All in the line of duty.

He's going around again.

I'll have to turn off.


You take over.


Take over. Now.

OK, I'm going.

He's headed for La Lnea.

Stick close to him.

He's being careful,

maybe we'll get lucky.

He's driving into Gibraltar.

- What now?

- Follow him.

Hello. Stop.

Got your ID?

What? That's UK territory,

it's out of our jurisdiction.

But we can do a little sightseeing.

Thank you.

I'll stay here.

I'll wait down there.

Pull over to that side

for a border security check.

Go through again.

I don't know what it could be.

Hurry, we can't keep him long.

Yes, I know.

There. All done.

T- M-O-U



This is the one. Scan it.

What do we do with the Englishman?


We have a warrant.

We could ask for extradition.

For a Brit with no record,

resident in the UK?

Because this is the UK.

We can't get at him and he knows that.

So we just let him screw us over?

Let's see what happens first.

It's clean, guys.

- It can't be.

- It is.

What's on the invoice?

Frozen fish. Three tonnes.

We have to open it up.

The coke is inside.


Sometimes things

don't show up on the scan.

And we have to pay for a container.

- Do you know how expensive fish is?

- For f*ck's sake.

Hold on a sec. Hold it.

Come on, we've got the guy,

the recordings, the container...

What else do you want?

We've waited two years for this.

He must have found out.

Nobody else knew about it.

Just you and me.

And I trust you.

You could at least say the same.

It was that bastard.

That fucking Englishman's

screwed us over again.


There's some blonde bird

here to see you!

- What's up, dude?

- Do you fancy a ride?

I can't, mate. I'm working.

So am I.

I'm testing this thing out.

If I go, my uncle will kill me.

Hey, Antonio!

What are you doing?

Just a minute, man.

I'm talking!

Look, stop gassing,

and come back and do some work!

Come on, Compi.

Come and try it out.

Where are you going?


- What is it?

- A stone from Africa.

You went all the way there

just for this?

You're nuts, dude. Look.

This place was empty two years ago.

Now look at it:

Germans, Swiss, Swedes...

- Every nutcase in Europe.

- But they've got plenty of dough.

Imagine how much money

that guy makes.

What with the boards, the beers...

- The German's onto a good thing.

- A fucking awesome set-up.

This was all here already,

that guy just saw the opportunity.

We should do the same.

Set up a bar here?

F*ck no, not here.

Remember that little beach

down off Punta Paloma way?

We could put a hippy beach bar

like this there.

Grungy but cool.

Grungy but cool?


but with everything:

a place to watch the sun set,

nice cold beer,

hot babes hanging around

all day long.

It's there, Nio

If we don't do it, someone else will.

I reckon I've got

about 200 in the bank,

so it would be shitty for sure.

There's a lot of money

to be made around here.

You just have to want it.

Want what?

To earn it.

You know what I mean.

Yeah, you express yourself so well.

- What are we doing here, Compi?

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Jorge Guerricaechevarría

Jorge Guerricaechevarría (born November 30, 1964 in Avilés, Asturias), also known as Guerrica, is a Spanish screenwriter. He won a Goya Award for the script of Cell 211, adapted from the novel of the same name by Francisco Pérez Gandul. He was also nominated for The Day of the Beast, La comunidad, and The Oxford Murders. In 2008, at the Basque film festival Zinemastea, he received an honorary award recognizing his career as a screenwriter. more…

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