Las leyes de la frontera

About This Project


Summer 1978. Ignacio Cañas (Marcos Ruiz) is a 17-year-old introverted and somewhat misfit student who lives in Girona. When he meets Zarco (Chechu Salgado) and Tere (Begoña Vargas), two young criminals from the city’s Chinatown, he finds himself immersed in an unstoppable career of thefts, robberies and robberies. It is the story in which Nacho grows older, crossing the line between good and evil, between justice and injustice … Adaptation of the homonymous novel by Javier Cercas.

Director Daniel Monzón
Music Derby Motoreta’s Burrito Kachimba
Carles Gusi
Producer Ikiru Films / Atresmedia Cine / La Terraza Films / Las leyes de la frontera AIE
Distributor Warner Bros. España
Actors Marcos Ruiz, Begoña Vargas, Chechu Salgado, Pep Tosar, Daniel Ibañez, Guillermo Lasheras, Jorge Aparicio, Carlos Oviedo, Cintia García, Xavier Martín, Víctor Manuel Pajares
Production data:
Original Title Las leyes de la frontera
Year 2021
Country spain
Genre of the movie Action

Fausto Fernández, FOTOGRAMAS
“The laws of the border were already in Javier Cercas’s splendid novel a coda from Girona to Marsé, and in his no less superb film adaptation, the patina of romanticism, crime and vital poetry that made De la Loma our Nicholas Ray. Daniel Monzón’s films have always revolved around the end of innocence as a bittersweet adventure and The Laws of the Border responds to it..”

Federico Marín, ABC

“Monzón and ‘Guerri’ make an intelligent reading of Cercas’ always accurate prose. They change the structure, they strip the novel of the metaliterary scaffolding and even of politics. They suck on the substance like a prawn’s head and then take advantage of the character’s loin and plot. Fine thing, so much so that this cinema and the quinqui are very little alike as soon as one has aired the aperitif synopsis.”

Javier Ocaña, EL PAÍS

“Marcos Ruiz, Begoña Vargas and Chechu Salgado, see you and beautiful looks, they are dolços reflections of a time that can never be represented in a romantic, intense and beautiful film like this