Torrente, the Dumb Arm of the Law

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

It may have been a huge hit in Spain, but this black parodic comedy about an irredeemably sexist, racist, braggart, ex-cop slob and his 'investigations', made with a gullible neighbour, into the behind-the-scenes criminal operations of a Chinese restaurant is dismally broad, obvious, crude and visually ugly. Its anti-PC outrageousness notwithstanding, you can still see it heading for an upbeat sentimental ending; worse, because Segura's protagonist finally turns out to be some kind of hero, there no discernible distance between the character's odious attitudes and those of the film. Crass.


Release details

97 mins

Cast and crew

Santiago Segura
Santiago Segura
Santiago Segura
Javier Camara
Neus Arseni
Tony Leblanc
Chus Lampreave
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