A film by Alberto Rodriguez, about a unit of officers who have taken to the streets to implement their own brand of justice to rid the city of rampant drug trafficking and corrosive power that has taken a stronghold. The film, which had its international premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012.
Action thriller directed by Alberto Rodriguez will become available on DVD on August 27th
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 15, 2013 - Kino Lorber is proud to announce the DVD release of Unit 7 (Grupo 7), a film by Alberto Rodriguez, about a unit of officers who have taken to the streets to implement their own brand of justice to rid the city of rampant drug trafficking and corrosive power that has taken a stronghold. The film, which had its international premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012, will become available on DVD on August 27th with a SRP of $29.95. The DVD includes trailers and a stills gallery as bonus features.
Unit 7 (Grupo 7) consists of four officers on a tough mission: ridding the city of the most notorious drug trafficking networks and putting an end to the oppressive power that rules the streets. It is set in Seville, Spain, during the preparations leading up to the 1992 World Exposition, as the city's drug problem is spiraling out of control.
The four-man team is led by Angel (Mario Casas), a young cop with aspirations of being a detective. His partner is Rafael (Antonio de la Torre), an angry, violent but skilled cop. Their modus operandi, however, is to operate outside the boundaries of the law, using any means necessary - including violence, coercion and lies - to accomplish their mission. They sell dope in exchange for money and information, building up both their bank accounts...and their arrest records.
As they move ahead with their mission, Angel and Rafael begin to part ways. Angel becomes increasingly ambitious and reckless in his abuse of power to achieve his goals, but Rafael begins to change his ways after he meets the beautiful, enigmatic Lucia.
Before long, the renegade cops of Unit 7 become local celebrities and come to represent a new tough-on-crime era in Seville. But their unconventional and brutal approach draws unwanted attention from the press, as well as from the local drug lords, who secretly plot their revenge.
Director Alberto Rodriguez sets the film in Seville, and describes Unit 7 as a film about the rise and fall of gangsters - except that the "gangsters" in this case carry a badge and are on the right side of the law. Rodriguez aimed for realistic action sequences integral to the plot and to make a realistic film that allows the audience to identify with the characters.
Unit 7 (Grupo 7)
Director: Alberto Rodriguez
DVD SRP: $29.95
Street date: August 27, 2013
Spain / 2012 / Color / 95 min. / 2.35:1 / Not Rated / 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 Surround / Spanish, English and French w/optional English subtitles