El Bola, a 12 year old boy a.k.a. “Pellet” is a 12 year old boy raised in a violent and sordid environment. Embarrassed by his family life, he avoids becoming close to classmates. The arrival of a new boy at school changes his attitude towards his classmates, and friendship. The heart of the story is the change in El Bola’s life, at almost all levels, after befriending this new classmate. —IMDb
Achero Mañas (born in Madrid, September 5, 1966) is a Spanish film director. He is a former actor that had filmed several successful short films before receiving awards and recognition with his feature film debut El Bola. Mañas lives in Carabanchel, son of the writer Alfredo Mañas and the actress Paloma Lorena. He studied at Actor’s Studio in New York City thanks to a scholarship gained by his mother. He acted as a supporting actor in several films and television shows until he starred in Belmonte, as Juan Belmonte, or La Ley de la frontera. After the birth of his daughter Laura, he decided to stop acting and became a film maker. He has won several Goya Awards for Cazadores and El Bola, a film that was released worldwide. —Wikipedia
Cual historia de terror, "El bola" comienza con el acecho del agresor de manera casi silente. La violencia física no ha ocurrido, sin embargo poco a poco se ha ido incrementando una atmósfera llena de tensión y que llega a su climax con una escena cruda y perturbadora. Es el contraste de una rutina donde aparentemente no pasaba nada, pero siempre ocurrió, solo que fuera de nuestra vista.