ABOUT THE FILM

WITCHING & BITCHING is a mix of his groundbreaking horror hit The Day of the Beast and multi-awarded black comedy Common Wealth.

 

We are proud of bringing to the market the new film of Alex de la Iglesia, WITCHING & BITCHING. The film is a mix of his groundbreaking horror hit The Day of the Beast and multi- awarded black comedy Common Wealth. WITCHING is a high budget genre film where the director is creating a very unique universe packed of evil witches, horror elements, action and lots of entertainment.

 

WITCHING & BITCHING
LAS BRUJAS DE ZUGARRAMURDI

Genre: Horror / Black Comedy

Year: 2013

Status: Completed

Language: Spanish

Spain-France co-production

 

 

SYNOPSIS

When your marriage has you on the brink and your bank account in red, it’s time to rob a Cash-for-Gold shop. That’s the last-ditch decision made by a group of desperate guys led by divorced dad JOSÉ. Unfortunately for all, José never lets his kid down and the day of the break-in is his day of the week with his 8-year old son. Looks like little Sergio will have to tag along. They make it out of the shop with a bag full of 25,000 gold wedding rings only to find their getaway car has disappeared: ANTONIO’s wife had to go shopping.


They flag down a cab driven by Manuel, another victim of a marriage that leaves plenty to be desired. So do they run south to Morocco? Not easy getting through with a cab... Looks like it’s north to France, especially with José’s promise to Sergio that they’ll go live in Disneyland. Things get even more complicated when 8:30pm comes and José doesn’t drop Sergio off at his ex- wife’s as expected. She takes it to the police, but goes looking for Sergio herself when they don’t take it seriously enough.


Meanwhile, the 25,000 gold rings become a real curse when the guys enter the impenetrable forests of Basque Country, home to ancient covens and witchery. It’s poetic justice time for their failures with the opposite sex. They run head-on with a horde of crazed women who feed on human flesh. Trapped in a mysterious mansion, the witches try to seize the rings at all cost and to rip out our heroes’ souls to boot. Poor guys, they made their bed and now they’ll have to sleep in it. And all they wanted was a little peace and quiet.

 

CREW

Director: Alex de la Iglesia (The Day of the Beast, Common Wealth, Ferpect Crime, The Last Circus)

Scriptwriter: Alex de la Iglesia

Director of Photography: Kiko de la Rica (The Oxford Murders, Blancanieves)

Art Director: Arri y Biafra (Ferpect Crime, Common Wealth)

Costume Designer: Paco Delgado (The Skin I Live In, Biutiful)

Editor: Pablo Blanco (No Rest for the Wicked)

 

CAST

HUGO SILVA (The Last Days)
MARIO CASAS (I Want You, Unit 7)

CARMEN MAURA (Volver, Common Wealth)

TERELE PAVEZ (Common Wealth)

CAROLINA BANG (The Last Circus)