In the City Without Limits

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In the City Without Limits
Directed by Antonio Hernández
Produced by José Nolla
Written by Enrique Brasó
Antonio Hernández
Starring Leonardo Sbaraglia
Fernando Fernán Gómez
Geraldine Chaplin
Adriana Ozores
Leticia Brédice
Alfredo Alcón
Music by Víctor Reyes
Cinematography Unax Mendía
Edited by Patricia Enis
Javier Laffaille
Icónica S.A.
Patagonik Film Group
Zebra Producciones
Distributed by Buena Vista International
Warner Sogefilms A.I.E.
Release date
  • February 12, 2002 (2002-02-12) (Berlin International Film Festival)
  • March 1, 2002 (2002-03-01) (Spain)
  • June 26, 2003 (2003-06-26) (Argentina)
Running time
125 minutes
Country Spain
Language Spanish

In the City Without Limits (Spanish: En la ciudad sin límites) is a 2002 Spanish-Argentine thriller drama film directed by Antonio Hernández and starring Leonardo Sbaraglia, Fernando Fernán Gómez and Geraldine Chaplin.

The film was nominated for four Goya Awards in 2003, winning the award for Best Original Screenplay and Geraldine Chaplin winning the award for Best Supporting Actress. It premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on 12 February 2002 and was released theatrically in Spain on 1 March of the same year.[1]


A young man, Victor (Sbaraglia), arrives in Paris where his family have gathered around his seriously ill father Max (Fernán Gómez), a former mogul now deteriorating physically and mentally. Max begins to behave very strangely, as his memories and those of Spain's past begin to cloud his mind. He becomes terrified of the staff taking care of him and tries to escape from the clinic in order to find a man named Rancel. The rest of his family assume Max is mad and quickly begin to squabble of dividing up his inheritance, but Victor becomes convinced that his father is being troubled by real events, and is resolved to find out why.



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