Contratiempo

Synopsis: A race against time between a man whose son requires urgent treatment and a stockbroker who suddenly lost his investors' money and ruined his own family.
 
IMDB:
7.8
Year:
2011
935 Views


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The Invisible Guest

Mr. Doria?

Virginia Goodman.

I came on behalf of your

lawyer, Felix Leiva.

Nice to meet you.

- Please come in.

- Thank you.

- Two minutes and I'll finish dressing.

- Sure.

Information provided

by members of armed groups

who withdrew and who contribute to

the search for the disappeared.

Here, the news of the

day and this morning

they held the

funeral of Laura Vidal,

known photographer

and visual artist,

allegedly killed by her

lover Adrian Doria,

who was recently awarded the

prestigious European awards

for Innovation and

Business Development,

as entrepreneur of the year'.

Doria, who had recently

launched in the Asian market,

his company 'Go Global Tech Media',

pleads innocence and claims to

be the victim of a conspiracy.

I expected you later, Ms. Goodman.

Yes, I'm afraid there's been

a mishap.

I tried to talk to Felix,

but he's not responding.

He's traveling.

But he assured me he had everything

under control, he had a lead...

- that would change everything.

- Yes.

This he told me the last

time I talked to him.

But then I didn't know

what I know now

- and that he doesn't know yet.

- Meaning?

It's quite possible that you'll

be compelled to testify tonight.

- What are you saying?

- My contacts in court

assure me that the prosecution

has a brand new witness,

that could provide a definitive

turning point in your case.

No word yet on who he is, but they

are transferring him to the courts,

to give a deposition within

the next three hours.

I told the truth.

There are gaps in your statement, Mr.

Doria

and I need details.

The reliability of your testimony

is based on the details.

With them, I can convince the

world that you're innocent.

And I assure you that I can.

So far, I have never lost

a case, in any process.

But I need you to cooperate.

The police has turned this place in a cell.

They watch me 24 hours a day.

Don't you think that if I had more to say,

I would have told you already?

They will request your immediate

incarceration, Mr. Doria.

We have 180 minutes to review

everything from the beginning.

So I would stop complaining

and get down to business.

Good.

First things first.

What were you and the victim

doing in that hotel?

They arranged for a meeting there.

Laura and I had been seeing

each other for a few months.

Someone who found out was

blackmailing us.

We followed his instructions.

He asked for 100,000 euros.

It's better to pay for the silence

of someone facing a millionaire divorce.

No, I never wanted to divorce Sonia.

I love her.

Why that hotel, three hundred

kilometers from your lives?

I don't know.

Weren't you suspicious that the appointment

was arranged in such an isolated place?

- What does it matter whether it's one hotel or another?

- Had you and your lover been there before?

The problem is that I have been

accused of murder, Mrs. Goodman.

Everything's important, Mr. Doria.

Anyway, it's all right.

First, let's talk about the message

you received on your cell phone.

We had been waiting for a couple

of hours when it arrived.

What's up?

He has your mobile.

He just sent a message

from your cell.

I'll tell you everything. Room 715.

Hotel Bellavista.

It's a trap.

We're leaving.

Adrian?

I was unconscious for a few minutes...

and when I woke up, the nightmare

started.

What's the first thing

you remember?

The knocks on the door.

Police!

Are you OK?

Police!

Open the door.

Move away.

Laura! Hey!

- Can you hear me? Laura?

- Open, please!

- Laura!

- Anyone there, open the door!

No... no!

Laura! Help!

Help please!

Police!

Help!

Stand up!

Hands up! Stand up!

- There's someone else in the room.

- Hands where I can see them!

I didn't do anything, I didn't

do anything!

Hands up!

- I did nothing.

- Get down!

- There was... there was someone here!

- Get down! Don't resist!

All out!

According to the police report

Witnesses heard the cries,

but they saw no one

leave the room

which it was also locked from the

inside with the safety chain.

The report also indicate that the windows

did not open from the inside,

because, in the winter months,

the hotel takes the handles off,

and that it had not been forced.

They ascertained that any way out

without being seen,

was not possible without

leaving traces.

They found none.

So, according to your version of the

facts, the murderer of your mistress

- vanished into thin air.

- That's it.

- He had to enter first before leaving.

- He was already inside when we arrived.

But he had to get in regardless.

And according to the staff, he could

not enter except with a key like yours.

The whole crime scene was set up

to incriminate me and that

the police would have formulated the false

theory that Laura fell in love with me

and I, to save my marriage, tried unsuccessfully

to buy her off, and then killed her.

- It's an absurd trap.

- Whose?

I don't know.

- Why?

- I tell you I don't know!

The only thing I know is that my wife

has left me and took my daughter with her.

And that someone is

getting away with it.

If you don't pay attention,

if you don't seek answers

in your life, you know what will happen?

- What?

- You'll be confirming the police suspicions.

They believe there's no one who would

have any reason to do this to you.

So your version

- sounds like 'invention', Mr. Doria.

- It's not my responsibility to find the guilty!

- No.

- It's Felix's and yours.

And, of course, the police, who

must catch the culprit. Not me.

You... are the guilty.

Mr. Doria, if you were in my place,

and I describe your theory

of the plot to you, what would you think?

I'm describing what happened.

I don't know what else is expected of me.

You know?

In the 30 years of my career, I have had to

deal with two types of clients.

Those who take responsibility

and cooperate,

although it would mean to go where

they don't want to,

and those who think are smarter

than me and expect

that I save them from a guilty sentence,

without getting their hands dirty.

You belong to the latter.

But let me be clear about two

things.

There'll be no salvation

without suffering

and you're not smarter than me.

Youth Missing in Bierge

Have you wondered if the new prosecution

witness had anything to do with this?

The disappearance of Daniel Garrido -

Shy and responsible young man

We have already lost 10 minutes, Mr.

Doria.

I'll ask you just once.

Do you know who was the man

in that hotel room?

If you want to know, if you want me

to get you out of the mess you are in

and avoid jail time,

don't lie to me anymore.

It all started about three months ago.

- Darling.

- How's Paris?

- Full of nasty French.

- The meeting didn't go well?

- I don't think we'll close.

- My father called.

He's invited us to go sailing on Sunday.

I told him we're going.

He's dying to see Alex.

- All right.

- It's dad!

Let's see, say dad.

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