Déborah François and Mario Casas star in Netflix’s The Paramedic
James R | On 22, Oct 2019
Populaire’s Déborah François and Mario Casas (Adiós, Palm Trees in the Snow, Three Steps Above Heaven) in Netflix’s new original film, The Paramedic.
Directed by Carles Torras (Callback, Open 24h, Trash, Youth), the movie follows paramedic Ángel (Mario Casas). After suffering a terrible accident, his life alongside Vane (Déborah François) begins to crumble. Obsessed with the idea that she’s being unfaithful, he will turn his life into a living hell from which it’ll be difficult to escape.
The cast is completed by Guillermo Pfening (Nobody’s watching, The German doctor), Celso Bugallo (The Sea Inside), Pol Monen (Amar, Who would you take to a deserted island?), Raúl Jiménez (The Fury of a Patient Man) and María Rodríguez (The days to come).
Babieka Entertainment in collaboration with Zabriskie Films produce this film for Netflix. The director and producer Carles Torras has declared his enthusiasm for making this ambitious project come true: “The Practitioner will awaken mixed feelings, an internal debate from which no one will come out unharmed. When watching the film, the spectator will discover a never before seen side of Mario Casas, in a registry in which the audience is not used to watching him. The spectator will enjoy the tandem created by him and Déborah François, with two of the best performances of the year. I feel very lucky to make this ambitious project come true, with a cast with international projection thanks to Netflix’s support.”
Miguel Ruz, producer of the film, has stated his admiration for the team that is part of the production: “Mario is one of those extraordinary actors that, when you see him perform, he manages to make you forget about all the characters he has played in previous films. On the second day of production while watching the monitor, I realized that Mario had already transformed into Ángel. Carles has surprised me with his ability to take care of every detail in aesthetics, without forgetting the realism of the film. Carles accomplishes that a thriller such as this, becomes disturbing. Finally, thanks to the Netflix team, it has been possible that the production is done in record time.”
Héctor H. Vicens (The corpse of Anna Fritz) and David Desola (The Platform) are co-screenwriters of The Paramedic alongside Carles Torras.
Filming is now underway in different locations in Catalunya such as Barcelona, Badalona and Lleida.