25 Carat (25 kilates)
is a fresh and radical action-thriller exemplary of Spanish independent cinema.
Kay is a petty car thief whose father, Sebas, is involved in larger scams that frequently go awry. In a chance encounter, Kay meets Abel, an ex-boxer and unofficial debt collector, who is struggling to provide for his young son. The pair strike up an impetuous relationship while devising plans to start anew.
So begins a tense journey through the underbelly of a gritty Barcelona teaming with thieves, hitmen and corrupt cops. Powerful performances, vertiginous hand-held camera action and a taut narrative infuse this breathless adventure with credibility and verve.