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Oscar winners Haddock Films and Tornasol Films are re-teaming with Telefonica-owned Argentine broadcaster Telefe, also a backer of Juan Jose Campanella’s Academy Award laurelled “The Secret in Their Eyes,” on Rodrigo Grande’s upcoming suspense thriller “Al final del tunel.”

In one of the most awaited local releases of 2016, Warner Bros. Pictures will launch the film in Argentina on April 14. Latido Films, an emerging sales force in the Latin American film industry, is handling world sales.

Pic toplines Leonardo Sbaraglia – memorable as the one-fingering car driver of Damian Szifron’s “Wild Tales” and soon to be seen in Hernan Belon’s anticipated “Sangre en la boca” – a Ventana Sur 7th Primer Corte player.

The top-notch Argentine-Spanish cast also features Pablo Echarri (“Burnt Money”), Clara Lago (“Spanish Affair”) and Federico Luppi (“A Matter of Principles”).

Sbaraglia plays Joaquin, a man in a wheelchair who rents a room in his house to a stripper (Lago) and her daughter, whose presence will brighten domestic life.

One night, working on the basement repairing computers, Joaquin hears a faint noise and, putting his ear to the wall, gets to know in detail a group of thieves led by Galereto (Echarri) who are constructing a tunnel under the house to steal a nearby bank. Joaquin starts to execute a plan that will allow him to frustrate the planned robbery.

Argentine helmer Rodrigo Grande debuted in 2001 with fest hit “Rosarigasinos,” followed by Argentina’s 2009 B.O. success “Matter of Principles,” two dramas with large doses of comedy.

With “Al final del tunel,” “I wanted to work a different genre from my two previous films. First I’d sit in a bar, and think, (then) take notes, discard much and mix ideas. Thus was born this film, a police thriller suspense with an atmosphere inspired by the stories of Edgar Allan Poe, with houses inhabited by ghosts of the past and thieves that surround them,” Grande said.

Produced in Argentina by Vanessa Ragone at Haddock Films and Pablo Echarri and Martin Seefeld at El Arbol Contenidos, plus Mariela Besuievsky and Gerardo Herrero of Tornasol Films in Spain, the film also teams Telefe-Telefonica Studios’ Axel Kuschevatzky as co-producer.

Producers also include Spain’s Hernandez & Fernandez and Mistery Films AIE, while pubcaster TVE has acquired Spanish free-to-air TV rights.

The film shot in Argentina and Spain from late August to November.

During Ventana Sur, partners have released the poster of “Al final del tunel.”