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Las dos vidas de Andrés Rabadán

Las dos vidas de Andrés Rabadán
International title Las dos vidas de Andrés Rabadán
Country España
Year 2008
Running time 84
Director Ventura Durall
Screenplay Ventura Durall, Enric Álvarez
Film Editing Martí Roca
Photography Mauro Herce

Nanouk Films

Distribution Company

Nanouk Films


In 1994, nineteen-year-old Andrés Rabadán killed his father with a crossbow and shocked the Spanish public opinion. In 2005, Andrés is still locked in at a psychiatric facility. He has ceased to receive medication years ago, yet doctors have not reached an agreement about his pathology, supposing there is one, and about the likeliness of his rehabilitation. He does not feel he is sick, and yet, the authorities have continuedly refused to change his prison status. A psychiatrist named Sarah arrives at the institution at and encourages Rabadán to change his attitude and undergo therapy, without meeting with much enthusiasm on his part. por su parte. However, the beginning of a relationship between Andrés and Carmen, a young janitor, convinces him of the fact that it is now time for his rehabilitation – at least in society’s eyes. After his best friend Jordi kills himself in jail, Andrés assaults an officer and is placed in solitary confinement. Left without a chance of getting parole, he decides to run away, but he does not get far. The love of Carmen then becomes the touchstone upon which he will attempt to reconstruct his life

Director bio

Ventura Durall was born in 1974. He graduated in script writing from the Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisual de Catalunya, and has directed several documentaries such as his debut, Tin, el hombre del río (1999), Borges i Sureda: Història d’una amistat, La Dama dels coloms, La grieta, and Hablemos del documental, in which directors such as Elias Querejeta, Joaquim Jordá, José Luis Guerín, Pere Portebella, and Javier Rioyo discuss the enre. Amazics a Catalunya (2004) and Isla Negra, Isla Blanca (2005) are his latest documentaries. Las dos vidas de Andrés Rabadán is his feature film debut