At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try and stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols. —IMDb
Álex de la Iglesia was born in Bilbao, Spain in 1965. He is a philosophy graduate from the University of Deusto who ended up working in the comic book field at a young age. He had a brief stint in television before finding work as production designer on Pablo Berger’s Mamá. This little seen short film focuses on a family forced to live in a basement after a nuclear war and features a little boy who wears a Batman costume.
Enrique Urbizu came calling for his production designer services in 1991 for Todo por la pasta (Anything For Bread) a Basque crime thriller which was nominated for 4 Goya Awards, and won 1 (best supporting actress). A good film to get De La Iglesia noticed.
He then met José Guerricaechevarria and together they made the short film, Mirindas Asesinas (1991), in which a boring man, whose mind is gradually degenerating, is on the verge of becoming a psychotic killer. The two men became fast friends and have worked together ever… read more
Watching buggy-eyed Elijah fumble his way through a sex scene with a voluptuous (or any) woman is terrifying enough. Adding spaghetti into the mix is just retina burning pain. I'm off pasta for at least a month.
"I'd rather make mistakes then do nothing. I'd rather mess up then miss out completely."