Original title: El hombre de las mil caras
Release Date: September 23, 2016
Producers: Zeta Audiovisual, Atresmedia Cine, Atípica Films, Sacromonte Films, DTS Distributor de Televisión Digital, El espía de las mil caras A.I.E.
Distributor: Warner Bros Pictures International
International Sales Film Factory
Smoke & Mirrors is a story about con men and impostors inspired in true events and in one of the most intriguing characters of the last decades.
Francisco Paesa has been a businessman, a Swiss banker, international arms dealer, playboy, gigolo, diplomat, thief and secret agent: a spy.
At one point, Paesa is forced to leave the country. Years later, when he returns, everything has changed: he is bankrupt, his past reputation as a swindler and con-man means he is incapable of setting up another business and his relationship with Esther, his wife of 15 years, is about to come to an end.
In these circumstances, he receives a visit from Luis Roldan, the powerful ex director of the Civil Guard, who offers Paesa one million dollars if he helps him to safeguard twelve million dollars embezzled from the government budget Roldan used to control. This becomes an ideal situation for Paesa’s acute mind to plan revenge for the government’s past actions and improve his finances by betraying his client.
With the help of Camoes, his inseparable partner, they will orchestrate an intricate and brilliant operation worthy of the best illusionist.
Director: Alberto Rodríguez
Executive Producer: José Antonio Félez
Screenwriters: Rafael Cobos López and Alberto Rodríguez
Director of Photography: Alex Catalán (AEC)
Line Producer: Manuela Ocón Aburto
Composer: Julio de la Rosa
Art Director: Pepe Domínguez del Olmo
Editor: José M. G. Moyano
Sound Recording: Daniel de Zayas
Digital Effects: Juan Ventura
Costume Designer: Fernando García
Make-up Artist: Yolanda Piña
Casting: Eva Leira and Yolanda Serrano
First Assistant Director: Adán Barajas
Producers: Antonio Asensio / José Antonio Félez / Francisco Ramos / Gervasio Iglesias / Mikel Lejarza / Mercedes Gamero
Production companies: Zeta Audiovisual / Atresmedia Cine / Atípica Films / Sacromonte Films / Telefónica Studios / El hombre de las mil caras A.I.E.
Associate producers: José Torrescusa (Atresmedia Cine) / Paco Gómez Zayas (Canal Sur) / Axel Kuschevatzky (Telefónica Studios) / Gabriel Arias-Salgado (Telefónica Studios)
Tomás Del Estal
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba