Bullet in the Head
by Jaime Rosales
Ion is an apparently normal guy. He gets up in the morning, has breakfast, organises his things and meets with group of solicitors. He meets a girl at a party one night and they spend the night together in her apartment. His life does not include any special events. A phone call from a phone box; meeting with a friend; simple and unimportant every-day situations. But one day he gets into a car with another two people. They cross the border to France. They spend the night at a couple's house. On the next morning they kill two off-duty civil guards in an accidental encounter at a road coffee bar.
Writer-director Jaime Rosales made his debut feature in 2003 with »Las Horas del dia« (The Hours Of The Day), presented at the Director's Fortnight in Cannes, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize. For his second feature »La Soledad« (Solitary Fragments) her received the Spanish Film Award GOYA in 2008 for both Best Film and Best Director. After beginning his career as a screenwriter for film and television, Rosales received a grant to attend the International Film and Television School (EICTV) in San Antonio de los BaNos, Cuba. From there, he went on to study at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in Sydney. Rosales, born in Barcelona in 1970, founded the production company Fresdeval Films in 2001.
2008 »Tiro en la Cabeza« (Bullet in the Head)
2007 »La Soledad« (Solitary Fragments)
2003 »Las Horas del dia« (The Hours of the Day)
Ion Arretxe - Ion
Inigo Royo - Lara
Jaione Otxoa - Garbine
Ana Vila - Susana
Asun Arretxe - Asun
Director & Screenplay: Jaime Rosales
Producers: Jaime Rosales, Jose Ma Morales, Jerome Dopffer
Cinematographer: Oscar Duran
Editor: Nino Martinez Sosa
Art Director: Ion Arretxe
A production of Fresdeval Films, S.L., Wanda Vision, S.A., Les Productions Balthazar
With support from TVC 3 (Televisio de Catalunya), I.C.A.A. (Ministerio de Cultura), ICO (Instituto Oficial de Credito), I.C.I.C. (Generalitat de Catalunya)
Format: 35 mm / 24fps / 1:1,85 / Colour / Dolby Digital
Length: 84 Min.
Original Language: Euskera
Original title: Tiro en la cabeza