Dominican Republic

CHECK MATE [Jaque mate]
2012 Oscar Submission for Best Foreign Language Film, Dominican Republic

David Hernandez seemingly has it all: a loving family, a nice home and car, and he's the host of the most popular game show in the Caribbean. But then, a deranged caller hacks into the studio's control booth and informs the host and television audience that he is holding David's family hostage. As he proceeds to reveal some uncomfortable secrets about the popular figure on live television, David and his family become the stars in a demented reality show, before a nation glued to their sets.

DIR/SCR José María Cabral; SCR César León López; PROD Kendy Yanoreth. Dominican Republic, 2012, color, 80 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED V L

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