No Rest for the Wicked (film)

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No Rest for the Wicked
No habrá paz para los malvados, film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Enrique Urbizu
Produced by Álvaro Augustín
Gonzalo Salazar-Simpson
Written by Enrique Urbizu
Michel Gaztambide
Music by Mario de Benito
Cinematography Unax Mendía
Edited by Pablo Blanco
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
  • November 23, 2011 (2011-11-23) (Spain)
Country Spain
Language Spanish

No Rest for the Wicked (Spanish: No habrá paz para los malvados) is an 2011 Spanish thriller film directed by Enrique Urbizu, written by Urbizu and Michel Gaztambide and starring José Coronado, Juanjo Artero and Helena Miquel.

The film won six Goya Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Writing and Best Leading Actor.


Santos Trinidad, a corrupt policeman, is drinking late at night. In an empty nightclub, after being denied more drinks, Santos kills the owner, the waitress and another employee. After discovering that there has been a witness, Santos starts the quest to find him.

At the same time, Judge Chacón and Detective Leiva begin the investigation of the triple murder. Soon they discover that what they thought was a simple drug case hides a dangerous case of Islamic terrorism.


  • José Coronado as Santos Trinidad
  • Helena Miquel as Judge Chacón
  • Juanjo Artero as Leiva
  • Rodolfo Sancho as Rodolfo
  • Pedro María Sánchez as Ontiveros
  • Younes Bachir as Rachid
  • Karim El-Kerem as Handsome Guy


  • Goya Awards
    • Won - Best Film
    • Won - Best Director: Enrique Urbizu
    • Won - Best Actor: José Coronado
    • Won - Best Original Screenplay: Enrique Urbizu & Michel Gaztambide
    • Won - Best Editing - Pablo Blanco
    • Won - Best Sound - Licio Marcos de Oliveira & Ignacio Royo-Villanova
    • Nominated - Best Original Score - Mario de Benito
    • Nominated - Best Supporting Actor - Juanjo Artero
    • Nominated - Best Production Supervision - Paloma Molina
    • Nominated - Best Cinematography - Unax Mendía
    • Nominated - Best Art Direction - Antón Laguna
    • Nominated - Best Costume Design - Patricia Monné
    • Nominated - Best Makeup and Hairstyles - Montse Boqueras, Nacho Díaz, Sergio Pérez
    • Nominated - Best Special Effects - Raúl Romanillos, Chema Remacha
  • Gaudí Awards
    • Nominated - Best European Film


On March, 2012, American actor Sylvester Stallone expressed interest in making an American adaptation of the film.


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