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Jaume Balaguero’s ‘Flatmate’ Finds Its First Roomie

Received a small tip today that Luís Tossar (although I’m pretty sure they meant Luís Tosar) will be toplining Flatmate for Filmax International. Tosar starred in Cell 211 and about a gazillion other Spanish films. Flatmate is to be directed by Jaume Balagueró off the success of his collaboration on REC and REC 2. He also directed two other genre films, Darkness and Fragile: A Ghost Story. Check out a synopsis below along with the early promo art.
We all know who our friends are but what about our acquaintances? Those people who play a small part in our everyday lives, how well do we really know them? And how well do they know us?

Marcos works as a doorman in a Barcelona apartment building. Happiness eludes him and he feels the need to reaffirm his reasons for living on a daily basis. He goes about his day to day work mainly unnoticed by the residents of the building, but he pays close attention to them. He knows all the intimate details of their lives, everything about them, especially one of them. Clara King is a happy-go-lucky young woman, who always looks on the positive side of things. Her cheery attitude to life makes Marcos’ skin crawl. He won’t be happy until he has wiped that smile of her face once and for all, because Marcos feeds off other people’s pain. He delights in the unhappiness and anguish of others and he loves nothing more than to plant the seed of misery and watch it grow. In Clara he has found the perfect target, and he will go to extreme lengths to make her life miserable. But Marcos is starting to get a bit too cocky, and soon his carefully thought out plans will start to unravel…

Luckily for him, he has one last ace up his sleeve.



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