Lasa and Zabala


October 1983. Basque refugees Joxean Lasa and Joxi Zabala go missing in Bayonne. Twelve years later, a police officer from Alicante, reopens the case of two unidentified bodies, murdered and buried in quicklime. The inquiry begins and Iñigo, with his young assistant, Fede, investigate the case. However, on the long and laborious path to prove their allegations, they will have to confront the dirty tricks of a group that clings to power at any cost, overcome their own disputes and even put their own lives at risk.

Genre: Feature length politics thriller film
Running time: 107′
Year of production: 2014
Original version: Basque language and Spanish
Versions available: Basque language and Spanish
Director: Pablo Malo
Screenplay: Joanes Urkixo
Unax Ugalde, Francesc Orella, Oriol Vila, Jon Anza, Cristian Merchan, Ricard Sales, Iñigo Gastesi, Itziar Ituño.
Producers: Abra Prod and Parsimonia
Executive producers: Joxe Portela
Music: Pascal Gaigne

National: Abra Prod | International: Abra Prod | DVD: Barton Films

L’Atalante Film Festival (Bayonne, France)
Nantes Spanish Film Festival (France)
Australia Spanish Film Festival
Belfast Film Festival (Ireland)
Argentina FICIP Political International Film Festival
Uruguay Human Rights International Film Festival
Bolivia Human Rights International Film Festival
¡Viva! Spanish Film Festival in Manchester (Great Britain)
Berlin Euskal Zinemaldia (Germany)
Basque Cinema Exhibition in Cinemateca Uruguay (Montevideo, Uruguay)
62th Edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival
Zinemaldia CAT. Festival de Cinema Basc de Catalunya
Mikel G. Gurpegui (DIARIO VASCO) […]Pablo Malo successfully reconstructs this episode, presenting the characters involved and the ramifications when the ‘state sewers’ overflowed[…]
Mikel Insausti (GARA) […]The ensemble cast works well thanks to its faithful depiction of the protagonists of one of the darkest pages in our history…]
Luis Martínez (EL MUNDO) […]The whole account demonstrates the importance of bringing the past into the debate on the present, but without doing harm – putting the wound on the table. What makes the film compulsory viewing is the simple fact that someone has at last dared. And it is a fair depiction[…]
NOTICIAS DE GIPUZKOA […]A necessary film, to ensure we never forget[…]
Carlos Pumares (LA RAZÓN) […]Another interesting Spanish film, Lasa and Zabala by Pablo Malo […] Highly recommendable for understanding what happened[…]
Andrea G. Bermejo (CINEMANÍA) […]In Pablo Malo’s hands, with careful setting, good cast direction and an intelligently scrambled edit[…]