Pikadero

 

Ben SHARROCK

Comedy, Drama | Spain, UK | 2015 | 99’

 

Unable to fly the nest due to the economic crisis that grips Spain, a penniless, young couple have trouble consummating their fledgling relationship in their parents’ homes.

As they become increasingly desperate to make love and with no money to afford a hotel, they are forced to look to popular public hotspots commonly used for sex among young people, known by the locals as “pikaderos”. However, things are never as easy as they seem, and their relationship is quickly tested as they try to break free from the shackles of a crumbling economy.


 

Script: Ben Sharrock

 

Editing: Karel Dolak

 

Sound: Ander Fernández

 

Music: Atzi Muramatsu

 

Leading actors: Bárbara Goenaga, Lander Otaola, Itziar Lazkano, Joseba Usabiaga, Zorion Eguileor, Ylenia Baglietto, Peio Arnáez, Galder Pérez

 

Producer: Irune Gurtubai

 

Director’s Filmography

Ben Sharrock’s debut feature film Pikadero will premier at San Sebastian International Film Festival in the New Director’s Category in September 2015. Prior to this, his short film work has won recognition in festivals around the world. Accolades include four BAFTA New Talents, including, “Best Drama” and “Best Writer” for Patata Tortilla in 2015.

 

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