Director: Cesc Gay
Cast: Javier Cámara, Ricardo Darin, Eduard Fernández, Eduardo Noriega, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Luis Tosar, Candela Peña, Leonor Watling
Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: Spain
Sexual references and coarse language
“Completely delightful! The performances from the ensemble cast are absolutely top-notch. A real charmer.”
Margaret Pomeranz, ABC AT THE MOVIES
“This is such a surprise. A very, very, very intelligent, very universal film about men’s business – not so secret in this case. So beautifully written, and so really well acted… what a terrific ensemble cast here. There’s a twist to each of these stories that keeps you wondering where it’s going to go.”
David Stratton, ABC AT THE MOVIES
“A gem! Pretty much irresistible. By turns gently scathing, comical and bittersweet, but it never feels anything less than true. And the fresh, funny performances bring the tight dialogue to firecracker life.”
Jessica Kiang, INDIEWIRE
Featuring one of the most star-studded (and talented) casts assembled in modern Spanish cinema, including the phenomenal Ricardo Darín, Javier Cámara, Leonor Watling, Luis Tosar, Eduardo Noriega, Candela Peña and Leonardo Sbaraglia, A GUN IN EACH HAND is a witty and scathing portrait of forty-something manhood, and its shifting role in contemporary Barcelona.
Chance encounters between old friends, acquaintances, ex-spouses and potential lovers form an engrossing series of six intertwined tales of love, lost and found. Whether it’s Javier Camara’s character’s sorry efforts to win back his ex-wife, Eduardo Noriega’s misguided attempts to woo a co-worker, or Ricardo Darin’s confusion as to why his wife would be having an affair, each meeting starts off with men humbly attempting to secure what they want, and invariably winding up completely bewildered as the women in their lives mercilessly flip the situations around.
This superbly accomplished battle-of-the-sexes comedy was a sleeper breakout success at the Spanish box office last December, and confirms writer/director Cesc Gay as one of the country’s brightest talents.