Unit 7

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Unit 7
Unit 7 poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Grupo 7
Directed by Alberto Rodríguez
Written by Rafael Cobos
Alberto Rodríguez
Starring Antonio de la Torre
Mario Casas
Music by Julio de la Rosa
Cinematography Álex Catalán
Edited by José M. G. Moyano
Atípica Films
La Zanfoña Producciones
Sacromonte Films
Distributed by Warner Bros.(Spain)
Film Factory Entertainment(Int.)
Release date
  • 4 April 2012 (2012-04-04) (Spain)
  • 20 April 2012 (2012-04-20) (2012 TFF)
Running time
96 minutes
Country Spain
Language Spanish
Budget €3,500,000
Box office $2,924,251(Spain)

Unit 7 (Spanish: Grupo 7) is a 2012 Spanish action film directed by Alberto Rodríguez. It was written by Rafael Cobos and Alberto Rodríguez, stars Antonio de la Torre and Mario Casas, the film has been nominated for 16 Goya Awards at the 2012 edition.


Unit 7 has a tough assignment: to clean the most dangerous drug trafficking networks out of the city and bring an end to the corrosive power that has taken hold of the streets. A detail of four, the unit is led by Ángel (Mario Casas), a young officer aspiring to detective, and Rafael (Antonio de la Torre), a violent, arrogant yet efficient cop.

But unit 7's modus operandi is slipping outside the bounds of the law through their use of violence, coercion, lies and half-truths. For them, anything goes.

As they gain ground in their mission, the two officers head in opposite directions. Angel takes the path of ambition and police excesses while Rafael will begin to change as a result of his feelings for beautiful, enigmatic Lucia.



List of awards and nominations
Award Category Nominee Result
2012 Tribeca Film Festival Best Cinematography - Special Jury Mention Alex Catalán Won
Best Narrative Feature Alberto Rodríguez Nominated
2012 Turia Awards Special Award Alberto Rodríguez Won
27th Goya Awards Best Film Nominated
Best Director Alberto Rodríguez Nominated
Best Actor Antonio de la Torre Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Julián Villagrán Won
Best New Actor Joaquín Núñez Won
Best New Actress Estefanía de los Santos Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Martí Roca, Rafael Cobos López and Alberto Rodríguez Librero Nominated
Best Cinematography Álex Catalán Nominated
Best Editing José M. G. Moyano Nominated
Best Art Direction Pepe Domínguez del Olmo Nominated
Best Production Supervision Manuela Ocón Nominated
Best Sound Daniel de Zayas Ramírez, Nacho Royo-Villanova and Pelayo Gutiérrez Nominated
Best Special Effects Juan Ventura Nominated
Best Costume Design Fernando García Nominated
Best Makeup and Hairstyles Yolanda Piña Nominated
Best Original Score Julio de la Rosa Nominated
Neox Fan Awards 2012 Best Spanish film Nominated
Best Spanish film actress Inma Cuesta Nominated

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