From the award-winning team behind the worldwide box office hit Marshland (La Isla Mínima) comes SMOKE & MIRRORS, directed by Alberto Rodríguez, currently Spain’s hottest director. 


Based on a true story, SMOKE & MIRRORS is as intriguing as it is thrilling. This suspense-spy movie from an internationally acclaimed helmer is aimed at audiences around the globe. 

Selected at 64th San Sebastian Film Festival in Official Competition.
Silver Shell for Best Actor for Eduard Fernández at the 64th San Sebastian Film Festival.
11 Nominations at the Spanish Academy Goya Awards.


Forqué Award for Best Actor to Eduard Fernández. 


Suspense / Spain / 2016 / Spanish / 123 min



Francisco Paesa — ex-secret agent for the Spanish government and the man responsible for the most important operation against the Basque terrorist group ETA — is framed by his own government and forced to leave the country. When he is finally able to return to Spain, he is broke and his personal life is falling apart. It is then he receives a visit from Luis Roldan, the powerful former Commissioner of Police who offers him one million dollars to help him safeguard twelve million dollars that were embezzled from the budget he used to control. Paesa’s acute mind will plan revenge in order to seize Roldan’s money, fooling an entire country in a brilliant and intricate operation worthy of the best illusionist. 







Alberto Rodríguez (Marshland, Unit 7)


Production companies

Zeta Audiovisual (Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang)

Atresmedia Cine (I Want You)

Atípica Films (Marshland)

Sacromonte Films (Unit 7)

Telefónica Studios (The Clan)

El Espía de las Mil Caras AIE



Rafael Cobos (Marshland)

Alberto Rodríguez (Unit 7)



Eduard Fernández (The Skin I Live In, Biutifull)


Jose Coronado (No Rest for the Wicked, The Body)


Marta Etura (Sleep Tight, Cell 211)


Carlos Santos (Even the Rain