the Coachella Valley Premiere of

DOS TIPOS DUROS  (Two Tough Guys)

Saturday, June 25, 2005

9:00 am - Camelot Theatres Doors Open
(Complimentary Coffee & Pastries)
9:20 am - Introduction of the Film
9:30 am - Screening begins
Q&A Session follows the Screening
with Marc Thomson, MA, Associate Editor of
The Bottom Line
and co-host of "Marc, Your Calendar" on M99.5

Free to DFS 2005 Members with current Membership Card
Guests & Non-Members pay $15.00 per person at the door

Note:  Members of the
Palm Springs International Film Society
are invited as our guests for this screening

Directed by Juan Martinez Moreno, this Spanish action comedy stars Antonio Resines as a hitman who takes a young boy under his wing for a few days.  Through a situation gone awry, they are forced to go on the run, with the young man ultimately receiving an unexpected education. 

Paco (Antonio Resines) works for Don Rodrigo (Manuel Alexandre) as a strong arm to intimidate clients who owe the Don money, but he himself is in debt to the boss.  Don Rodrigo gives him a little more time to pay up, but in exchange he must take the of job mentoring Don Rodrigo’s wayward nephew Alex (Jordi Vilches), to help him learn the family profession.  When Paco is offered a kidnapping job on the side, he sees the opportunity to earn back the money he owes the Don. Alex, however, has gotten mixed up with one of the prostitutes in the bar, Tatiana (Elena Anaya), and together the three of them get into even more trouble.

As in Tarantino’s PULP FICTION, in stark contrast to the humorous situations of the first half, the second half of the film is rather more violent giving the film an unexpected edge, continually upping the ante with plenty of twists and stand-offs, leading up to an appropriately ludicrous and over-the-top but satisfying conclusion.

2003 Malaga Film Festival – Audience Award and Special Mention Best Actress
2004 Cinema Writers Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor

Genre:  Comedy, Action, Thriller
Run time:  100 minutes
Language:  Spanish, with English Sub-Titles