Films to Keep You Awake: Spectre (2006)

Director
Mateo Gil

Main cast
Jordi Dauder; Juan José Ballesta; Natalia Millán; Victoria Mora; José Ángel Egido

Genres
Drama, Horror, Mystery

Description
Alejandro is an elderly writer, and is driving back to the small costal village where he was born and raised...


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