Focus on the action film “Centauro”, which, like “Drive” or “Babydriver” before it, features a hero who loves driving and danger. A Spanish film from Netflix which is none other than the remake of “Burn Out” with François Civil.
centauro : What is it about ?
centauro tells the story of Rafa, a young man addicted to speed as well as thrills. A passion so intense that he decided to make it his job. Thus, Rafa seeks to become a professional and practical motorcycle racer. the Superbike – or SBK for friends. To those less familiar with the term, it is a category of speed races, on a motorcycle of course. Unfortunately for the sportsman, things are not really going to happen as he imagined. Worse, his fate will take a disturbing twist. One fine day, the hero realizes that the mother of his son owe a large sum to a cartel. Shaken by this disturbing discovery, Rafa quickly understands that danger awaits his family.
In an attempt to ward off fate, he decides to do everything in his power to protect his family. So the young man offers its pilot services to members of the drug network that threatens the lives of his loved ones in order to redeem his ex’s debt. The latter accept and Rafa finds himself catapulted into a double life which he would have done well. In the morning, he trains on the circuits. In the evening, he does the dirty work of the leaders of the cartel. So, will he succeed in saving those he loves from this bad situation? Will he find himself trapped in a vicious and fatal circle? You will have the answer by diving into centauro !
The remake of burn out
This new collaboration marks a certain continuity in the rise of original Spanish creations on Netflix, initiated by the resounding success of the heist series Money Heist. As you will have understood, lovers of racing cars – and more broadly, of adrenaline – should enjoy the fast pace of the feature film by Daniel Calparsoro (The Silence of the White City). Gael Nouaille (7 days in Havana) and Gemma Ventura are writing the script for the film. However, you will surely have noticed the similar plot with burn out by Yann Gozlan. It is in fact aa remake. In the French film, it is Francois Civil who played the role of the biker. It should also be noted that Burn Out was originally a novel by Jérémie Guez, who collaborated on the adaptation by Yann Gozlan.
centauro : with whom ?
It is the comedian Alex Monner who has been chosen to lend his features to Rafa, the main character. The young man, well known in Spain thanks to his role in a soap opera local, is also regularly illustrated in dark rooms. We can see it in particular in the third opus of the horrific saga REC. For the little story, centauro is far from being his first collaboration with the platform with the red logo, since he plays in the “short stories” of the famous teen drama Elite. Also, he gives the reply to Pedro Alonso – unforgettable interpreter of Berlin in Money Heist – in the thriller The Silence of the Swamp.
Carlos Bardem (Assassin’s Creed), brother of the very famous Javier Bardem, faces Alex Monner in the feature film. Begona Vargas (Welcome to Eden) lends her features to Rafa’s former companion. Edgar Vittorino (The big heist), Sebastian Ciontescu, Adrian Garin and Patricia Vico are also in the game.
You can find Daniel Calparsoro’s feature film on netflix from June 15.