Why some have so much and others so little? Question by María, Juanita, Vicky, Mena and Nitzia, five girls under 25 years of age who live in an outer suburb of Madrid, without hope of an encouraging future. They intensely dream to get what they want, but seeing that life by itself does not give it to them, they decide to go for it without questioning the means used and confront the gangs of boys who dominate that business. “If life does not give us what we need, then let’s get it and take it. We know we are doing wrong but I guess we see it as means to get ahead”. Only love, also present in their lives, will alleviate their pain a little.
JUAN VICENTE CÓRDOBA y MARÍA REYES ARIAS
JUAN VICENTE CÓRDOBA
ANA LOPEZ PUIGCERVER
MARI CARMEN PÉREZ
GUATEQIE ALL STARS
I have tried to make a film about the neighborhood, as a human focus of solidarity, that breathes truthfulness, is harrowing and honest, thrilling and moving, that contributes something and is treated not only as an object of evasion or entertainment.
And as an under layer, shows an uncomfortable social truth to contemplate, which contrasts with the Spain of great hopes and clean look, that has been shown insistently in recent times. And I confess that I have ended up showing towards the characters, an evident sympathy and complicity in the background. A GOLPES is a film of action but also of contemplation.