The Replacement


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General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
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Film Info
Original Title:El sustituto
Programs:Cine Latino
Historical Drama
Jewish Interest
Release Year:2021
Runtime:115 min
Print Source:Latido Films
Director:Óscar Aibar
Executive Producer:Mariela Besuievsky
Pedro Pastor
Javier López Blanco
Producer:Gerardo Herrero
Cinematographer:Álex De Pablo
Screenwriter:Óscar Aibar
María Luisa Calderón
Editor:Teresa Font
Composer:Manuel Roland
Principal Cast:Ricardo Gómez
Vicky Luengo
Pere Ponce
Pol López
Joaquín Climent
Nuria Herrero
Frank Feys
Susi Sánchez
Bruna Cusí
Hans-peter Deppe


Set in 1982, this terrific period thriller was inspired by the real-life Nazis of Dénia who used to publicly celebrate Hitler’s birthday in uniform. It’s a time when the memory of the Franco era is still fresh, although the upcoming parliamentary elections are supposed to finally complete the transition from dictatorship to democracy. Andrés, a jaded, alcoholic police officer from Madrid, accepts a post in a small Valencian village by the sea hoping to heal his sick daughter and gain some inner peace. Once there, he becomes involved in investigating his predecessor’s murder. The inquiry leads him to a group of high-ranking German officers living in a closed community on the coast that Andres and his colleagues are supposed to guard. Elegant and erudite, director Oscar Aibar plays with the motifs of the police film and the paranoia thriller, developing a dazzling, multifaceted portrait of a society caught between upheaval and corruption.

Director Biography

Óscar Aibar

Óscar Aibar was born in Barcelona in 1967 and is an acclaimed author, television producer and director. He has directed the feature films Atolladero (1995), Flying Saucers (2003), Dance Machine (2006), The Great Vazquez (2010), and El bosc (2012). The Replacement (El sustituto) (2021) is his most recent feature.