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Explosive Marbella Corruption Film Shakes Spain, Dominates Box Office!

Marbella Corruption Film takes Spain by storm, dominating the box office! This explosive cinematic expose on corruption in Marbella has sent shockwaves across the nation, becoming a must-see sensation and a hot topic of discussion.
January 25, 2024
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Marbella Corruption Film – Spain’s Latest Blockbuster: A Tale of Marbella’s Corruption Scandal

Spain’s newest cinematic sensation, ‘El Correo’, is a thriller that delves into the corruption scandal that rocked Marbella in the early 2000s. The film, which was only released last Friday, has already topped the country’s Box Office charts.

From Valet to Gangster: The Rise of a Money Launderer

Directed by Daniel Calparsoro, ‘El Correo’ traces the journey of a young valet who ascends the ranks of an international money laundering gang. The narrative captures the “golden age” that followed Spain’s entry into the eurozone, highlighting the young protagonist’s rise to power, from the streets to the apex of corruption during the real-estate bubble era.Marbella Corruption Film

Netflix Star Aron Piper in the Lead Role

Aron Piper, renowned for his role in the Netflix series ‘Elite’, portrays Ivan Marquez, the young valet turned gangster. The English translation of the film’s title, ‘The Courier’, refers to Marquez’s role in transporting large sums of money between Spain and Belgium before becoming a cartel leader.

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El Correo – Marbella Corruption Film

Money Heist’s Maria Pedraza Joins the Cast

Maria Pedraza, known for her role in the popular Spanish TV show, Money Heist, stars alongside Piper. As the Costa del Sol becomes awash with ‘dirty money’, the duo collaborates with corrupt politicians, bankers, construction entrepreneurs, sportspeople, and even the Chinese mafia.

Shining a Light on the Infamous Malaya Scandal

The film touches upon the notorious Malaya scandal, where over €33 million euros were exchanged for government building permits in Marbella. The Spanish poster for the film ominously warns, ‘Money corrupts. Seriously.’ Marbella Corruption Film – El Correo

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El Correo – Marbella Corruption Film

Filming Locations: From Marbella to Madrid

‘El Correo’ was filmed in Marbella, Malaga, and Madrid, along with several international locations. The film showcases million-dollar deals being made at extravagant parties in Marbella’s luxury hotels and on yachts in Puerto Banus.

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Box Office Success and Production Details – Marbella Corruption Film

The film has already grossed over €530,000 at the box office, attracting some 73,301 viewers. This equates to approximately €1,602 per showing, a recent record. The film is a production by Vaca Films and has received funding from the Spanish Institute of Cinematography and Visual Arts as part of a European Union program. Marbella Corruption Film

Related Stories: Corruption Scandals in Spain 

For those interested in further reading, there are several related stories about corruption scandals in Spain, including the Malaya scandal, the Junta’s ‘cocaine chauffeur’ trial, and the early release of the mastermind behind the historic Malaya corruption case. Marbella Corruption Film

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