LASA & ZABALA

LASA ETA ZABALA / LASA Y ZABALA

By Pablo MALO

ABRA PROD - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2014

October 1983. Young Basque refugees Joxean Lasa and Joxi Zabala disappear in Bayonne without trace. It will be another twelve years until their bodies, murdered and buried in quicklime, are identified and a long, tortuous investigation opened in which Iñigo, lawyer for the families, and his assistan

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& Awards

San Sebastian FF 2014
Official selection
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, Thriller, Biography
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • Other, SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 106 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pablo MALO
    • Writer(s)
    • Joanes URKIXO
    • Producer(s)
    • Joxe PORTELA (ABRA PROD), Alberto GERRIKABEITIA (ABRA PROD), Joan antoni GONZÀLEZ (Parsimonia)
    • Synopsis
    • October 1983. Basque refugees Joxean Lasa and Joxi Zabala go missing in Bayonne. Their disappearance is followed by a wave of attacks perpetrated by GAL. Iñigo, the young lawyer representing the families of the two men, must accept a growing conviction that they will never be seen alive again.
      1995. Twelve years later, Jesús García, a police officer from Alicante, following new revelations about GAL, reopens the case of two unidentified bodies that had been unearthed ten years before, murdered and buried in quicklime. His suspicions are confirmed and they are shown to be the missing Joxean and Joxi. The bodies are repatriated and buried in Tolosa in a climate of great tension. The inquiry begins and Iñigo, with his young assistant, Fede, working with the examining magistrate and public prosecutor, investigate the inner circle of Civil Guard Colonel Rodríguez Galindo and the former governor of the province Elgorriaga. They find clear indications that they were involved in the kidnap and murder of Joxean and Joxi. 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.
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