Thriller - Development 2017

KALEIDOSCOPE is a film noir thriller set up in Barcelona, based on the bestseller novel The Black Society by prize-winning writer Andreu Martín. This is the story of a heist by which three likable thieves end up stealing money from the most dangerous criminal organization in the world, the Triads.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Crime
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Ramon TERMENS
    • Writer(s)
    • Daniel FARALDO
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • Barcelona, a city famous for its magical summers, its architectural masterpieces, and arguably the best soccer team on the planet. But as of late, there’s a threat looming over this magnificent place. A glooming shadow has posed itself over the once peaceful city. The Triads, the most vicious crime organization known to man, has found a new haven where fear and extortion is the blue plate special, pushing the Latino gangs, the Africans and the Arabs out while squeezing the community with its iron claw.

      Inside the toilet room of the Police Station, CANE (40s) is snorting cocaine. The cracking sound of a two-way radio interrupts the moment, shutting him down. A female voice tells him it’s time. Cane pulls himself together and steps into the street where MONTSE (30s, beautiful), argues with her husband on the phone. Judging by his eyes, it’s safe to say that Cane is deeply in love with his partner. The two head toward the harbor where the Triads have just received a new shipment of drugs and weapons. But without a warrant, the attempt to catch these men red handed backfires on Cane, landing him in hot water with his supervisor, commissioner MORA (50s).
      On the other side of the city, LIANG (30s, Chinese-Spanish) and PARDALES (40s) are being arrested for robbing a priceless jewel from a Duchess. Having a history between them, Cane shows up and bails these two goofballs out with one condition: they will infiltrate the Triads and get him enough evidence for a warrant. But after seeing the millions the Triads move through their illicit businesses, our two stooges decide to rob them instead. Yeah, that’s their decision: to steal from the Chinese mafia. This will either be the robbery of the century or the most magnificent, expensive suicide committed by anyone.

      But to infiltrate these iron gates of corruption, our boys will need more than their cojones and disastrous ideas, they’re going to need their charm. By chance or divine plan perhaps, Liang meets PEIN-LAN (30s, gorgeous) the daughter of SOONG (50s), the Triads’ leader. Pardales finds another way in: a Russian prostitute, IVANOVA (30s). And what begins as a way in, turns into a point-of-no-return for these two would be robbers as they end up falling in love with their targets, complicating the operation even more.

      Having his own love-crisis, Cane tries to remain focus on his investigation but working next to Montse poses an impossible feat. For the first time in his life, this cold-calculating man has fallen into the abyss of romance and is now questioning the reason for doing what he does. What is the point of it all if not for love.

      Will Liang and Pardales become the master thieves they believe themselves to be and save the women they love in the process? Will Cane win Montse’s heart and take her to her dream corner of the world? Or will they all be killed for attempting the impossible: bring down the merciless, bloodiest gang that has ever existed and run away with their money?
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