Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil


A film by Paul Urkijo Alijo

Spain, 2017, 95'

A solitary blacksmith is being harassed by a devil, who is demanding his soul as payment for a deal they made years ago during the war. But the devil has not delivered on his part of the deal and the blacksmith refuses to hand over his soul, blaming the devil for his miserable life. These two characters, paralyzed by hate and guilt, will find themselves transformed by a little girl who appears in their lives by chance. She will show them that there is a way to escape their condition whatever the cost. First feature film from Paul Urkijo Alijo, inspired by a legend from Basque folklore entitled “Patxi Errementari”, and produced by another famous Basque from Spanish horror, Alex de la Iglésia. The result is a mix of Gothic horror and Iberian folklore in a film entirely spoken in Euskera, the Basque language.


DIRECTOR Paulo Urkijo Alijo SCRIPT Paulo Urkijo Alijo, Asier Guerricaechevarría PRODUCER Ortzi Acosta, Carolina Bang, Álex de la Iglesia, et al. CAST Gorka Aguinagalde, Josean Bengoetxea, Eneko Sagardoy RUNTIME 95’ LANGUAGE Basque SUBTITLES English

Paul Urkijo Alijo

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