What to watch on TV today? Sunday May 23, 2021 | TV


Fourth chapter of ‘Paco’s men’

A decade after the broadcast of its last installment, the series returns Paco’s men led by Paco Tous, Pepón Nieto, Carlos Santos, Neus Sanz and Amparo Larrañaga, among others. This episode, titled Queen for one day, tells how the team must find a double for Queen Letizia, since she cannot attend an official event organized by Saudi Arabia. Rita proposes a friend of Povedilla as a substitute. For his part, Mariano cannot find the time to show Paco some photographs related to the case of the stolen nuclear warhead. The material could frame Lucas as an arms dealer. Despite the suspicion of Lucas by the entire team, Mariano refuses to believe that his friend is corrupt.

13.45 / AXN White

‘World War Z’

World War Z. USA, 2013 (115 minutes). Director: Marc Forster. Performers: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz.

The best seller World War Z he combined storytelling and journalistic style to chronicle a zombie pandemic. Its film adaptation abandons those intentions to embrace a traditional narrative, with which Marc Foster strives to combine moments of great spectacle, such as the memorable scene of the swarm of the dead, with subtle and intimate sequences. Thus, the blockbuster it grows adorned by abundant figures of style.

15.00 / Movistar Comedy

‘Goose soup’

Duck Soup. USA, 1933 (70 minutes). Director: Leo McCarey. Performers: Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern.

One of the peaks of the most corrosive humor to ever visit movie screens. With Groucho as president of the delusional State of Libertonia, anything can happen and irreverence is served. The Marxes destroy everything they touch, crush any hint of seriousness and mercilessly ridicule the human being. Sequences such as the one in the mirror or the summary trial of Chico are the height of debauchery. A marvel.

15.15 / COSMO


USA, 2016 (100 minutes). Director: Pablo Larraín. Performers: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig.

After such combative and memorable films as No Y The club, and the stormy stamp made in Neruda, Chilean Pablo Larraín approaches one of the American icons of the 20th century. Jackie focuses on the days after Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas and flees from the schemes of the biopic to draw the suffering portrait of a woman split between her public image and her private existence. Larraín delves into the character, creates images of unprecedented brilliance and teams up with a colossal Natalie Portman.

17.00 / Movistar Drama

‘Flags of our fathers’

Flags of our Fathers. EE UU, 2006 (132 minutos). Director: Clint Eastwood. Intérpretes: Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Barry Pepper.

Clint Eastwood travels to the sands of Iwo Jima to stop at the six soldiers who raised the American flag at the top of Mount Suribachi, turned into heroes thanks to one of the most famous photographs in history. But Eastwood does not want to play hagiography and goes further to portray the use of those men later made by power, embarked on endless tours as a claim to sell more war bonds. The incisive gaze of the filmmaker creates a work of unusual density,

17.35 / Hollywood

‘Terminator 2’

Terminator 2: Judgement Day. USA, 1991 (130 minutes). Director: James Cameron. Performers: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong.

Schwarzenegger is no longer the bad guy. In this second installment, the Terminator is better than bread and protects the teenage protagonist. Of course, hit and shoot like nobody else. James Cameron did his best in this sequel and offers a model action film, in which, in addition, he proposes the most disturbing villain of the decade: a liquid metal robot that tirelessly pursues whoever gets ahead. Plus, the amazing special effects are superbly embedded in the story. Of course it is not a masterpiece, but Cameron achieves the most difficult thing: combining quality and spectacle.

18.45 / Movistar CineÑ

‘The crime of Cuenca’

Spain, 1979 (92 minutes). Director: Pilar Miró. Performers: José Manuel Cervino, Daniel Dicenta, Mary Carrillo, Fernando Rey, Amparo Soler Leal, Héctor Alterio.

Pilar Miró’s second film became one of the most controversial films in the history of Spanish cinema, to the point of being kidnapped by the military jurisdiction, which prevented its release until 1981. It is the only Spanish film banned during the democracy, after the disappearance of censorship in 1977. Cuenca crime collects a dramatic real event of black Spain in 1913: two peasants are indicted in a murder they did not commit and brutally tortured. It is true that, today, his images have aged, but they still retain a dramatic power that makes them a strong case against torture and the abuse of power.

21.25 / The Sixth

‘Saved’ reveals the real estate deals of the Archbishop of Oviedo

This week, Gonzo travels to Asturias to inquire into the businesses of Jesús Sanz Montes, archbishop of Oviedo, and see first-hand the properties with which Sanz obtains economic revenue. This is the case of the Coya parish house, whose neighbors claim as their own despite the fact that the Church registered it in their name. Or the house next to Nuestra Señora del Naranco, a symbol of Asturias, that the bishop wants to reform. The Church denounced the City Council when it refused to authorize its reform to later sell it. More striking are the cases of Barcelona and Madrid, where Jesús Sanz manages the properties of an association run by missionaries. Without notifying the nuns, Sanz Montes sold the place where they live and where they serve people without resources. Currently, the nuns are being pressured by the new property, an investment fund, to leave the place.

21.30 / Four

‘Planet Calleja’, with Willy Bárcenas in Iceland

A trekking through snowy landscapes, a bath in a thermal river with an ambient temperature of -14º, a tour of underground volcanic tubes and a climb up the largest glacier in Europe. These are some of the experiences that Willy Bárcenas, vocalist of the group Taburete, will live in Iceland in this week’s delivery of Planet Calleja. The journey begins in Reykjadalur, the Valley of Vapors, to continue in the cave of Raufarholshellir. Later, Jesús Calleja and Willy Bárcenas will get to ascend with ice axes the Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Europe, and will enter the Thingsvellir National Park, where the fault that separates the Eurasian plate from the American is located.

22.00 / TCM

‘About Schmidt’

About Schmidt. EE UU, 2002 (120 minutos). Director: Alexander Payne. Intérpretes: Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney.

Jack Nicholson takes over a bitter and gloomy tale, somewhat unusual in American commercial cinema, about a subject who leads a dull life as an insurance salesman and who, after retiring and becoming a widow, travels to his daughter’s wedding, a journey in which you will explode to rid yourself of the ghosts of frustration. About Schmidt He does not risk to the end in his commitment to corrosive satire and bets on the bittersweet, but it is a more than solid film, with a deep existential breath, magnified by a self-contained Nicholson that carries the pain of his character in his gaze.

22.00 / Movistar Action

‘The 3:10 train’

3:10 to Yuma. USA, 2007 (85 minutes). Director: James Mangold. Performers: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Peter Fonda, Ben Foster.

After drawing the attention of fans with the remarkable Cop Land, James Mangold grows as a director and dares to elaborate a remake of the classic filmed by Delmer Daves in 1957. He does it with a look that amplifies the conflict between its protagonists, an outlaw and the man who leads him prisoner, drawn with tact and depth, hero and villain united in the face of fatality and self-destruction. Mangold handles the echoes of the classic western and in his images his love for the genre is guessed.

22.00 / Telecinco


Spain, 2020 (120 minutes). Director: Salvador Calvo. Performers: Luis Tosar, Anna Castillo, Álvaro Cervantes, Miquel Fernández, Zayiddiya Dissou, Moustapha Oumarou.

Three parallel plots draw as many different perspectives on illegal immigration. Adú It invites us to reflect on the tense relations between Western society and African poverty through a dramatic development spun with power and images that, although sometimes underlined, struggle to give content to each sequence. Too bad that, as in so many films, an omnipresent soundtrack in each frame drowns out the dramatic intensity of the situations posed.

22.00 / Antenna 3

Another date with the Turkish series ‘My daughter’

A young and carefree con man, Demir, and the daughter he must unexpectedly take care of, Öykü, are the protagonists of the hit Turkish series My daughter, which continues on Antena 3 with a new episode. In this installment, Demir tries to find the money necessary for the girl’s treatment, while Zeynep, the little girl’s aunt, arrives at Demir and Candan’s house knowing that she is Öykü’s only link with his past despite having her. abandoned. How will you stop Demir and Candan from trying to protect her?

22.30 / The Sixth

Analysis of the crisis in Ceuta, in ‘The objective’

An unprecedented arrival of migrants has put Spain’s relations with Morocco in check. Is what happened in Ceuta the end of a crisis with Morocco or just the beginning? Space The objective he reviews the events in the autonomous city and its border with Morocco at an analysis table where, among others, José Manuel García-Margallo, former Foreign Minister and Ernest Urtasun, vice president of Los Verdes in the European Parliament will be present. In addition, and among other contents, the program will review with the help of the newspaper library the history of political relations between Morocco and Spain. Since when is there a conflict? How did the previous presidents of the Government deal with the diplomatic crises with Morocco?

22.30 / The 2

‘Spanish version’ premieres ‘Órbita 9’, by Hatem Khraiche

The space of La 2 dedicated to Spanish cinema premieres the film tonight Orbit 9, a daring foray into the sci-fi genre with which Hatem Khraiche made his directorial debut. In the discussion after the film’s broadcast, moderated by Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, the filmmaker himself and his leading actress, Clara Lago, will be present.

22.50 / Teledeporte

‘Medal pride’, two months from Tokyo 2020

TVE premieres a daily tribute to the Spanish Olympians, by the hand of Sergio Sauca. Medal pride It will approach all the Olympic athletes in Spain in history and its broadcast will last until the day before the start of the Tokyo Games. One of the focuses of the program will be Barcelona 92, as the date that Spanish sport changed, and another central theme will be sportswomen. The first installment is dedicated to Fermín Cacho, winner in Barcelona 92 ​​Cacho of the gold medal in the 1,500 meter race. The latest installment, on July 22, will dedicate a tribute to the Spanish basketball team.

0.45 / AMC

‘Tea with Mussolini’

United Kingdom-Italy, 1999 (110 minutes). Director: Franco Zeffirelli. Performers: Cher, Joan Plowright, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave, Maggie Smith.

An endearing and melancholic portrait of a group of women in interwar Florence, exquisitely filmed by Franco Zeffirelli, adding autobiographical memories to the story. Tea with Mussolini It is supported by a splendid cast, in which great actresses of British and American cinema coexist, and in a placid and relaxed narrative, which takes its time to delve into the conflicts of the characters.

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