Who You Are (The complete Season One)
first season of the critically-
acclaimed Spanish thriller I Know Who
You Are follows a successful criminal
lawyer who has high ambitions until
he loses his memory in a car crash
and is accused of murdering his niece,
even though he claims he cannot
recall if he was responsible for her
STUMBLING ALONG A ROAD with torn clothes and cuts to his face to a petrol
station, where the attendant calls the emergency services, successful criminal
lawyer and a teacher of the most sought after ethics Masters Course in Spain
Juan Elías (Francesc Garrido) claims he does not know who he is and cannot recall
how he got there or how he came to be injured.
Once at the Santa Catalina Hospital his identity is established and his wife
Alicia Castro (Blanca Portillo), a respected High Court judge to whom he has
been married for twenty years, comes to collect him. He tells her that he doesn't
remember her at all or anything up to the moment he was walking along the road.
The doctor tells him he is suffering from post-traumatic amnesia.
find Juan's wrecked car, which inexplicably went off the road on a straight
piece of highway, and inside is a mobile phone belonging to his and Alicia's
23-year-old niece Ana (Susana Abaitua), along with traces of her blood. Ana
was Juan's student and disappeared the night of the accident.
Know Who You Are
is a gripping and well
constructed series that
throws up all manner of
secrets and lies...
Her anxious father Ramón Saura (Nancho Novo), who is married to Alicia's sister
Silvia Castro (Mar Sodupe) and is Dean of the University, feels Juan is to blame
and insists that he is lying about his amnesia. Silvia's son Marcus (Martino
Rivas), whom Ramón looks on as his own son, is also baying for Juan's blood.
Haunted by a voicemail on his mobile from Ana, in which she sounds distraught
and clearly in fear of her life from an unknown assailant immediately before
she disappeared, Marcus's rage knows no bounds.
Juan does not remember the car crashing or having Ana with him and, when he
returns home to his teenaged son Pol (Alex Monmer) and very forward eleven-year-old
daughter Julieta (Noa Fontanals), the children help him piece together his life
Accused of killing Ana as the evidence mounts up, even though there is no body,
Juan continues to claim that he cannot remember if he killed her or not. Unable
to defend himself he is given bail, much to Ramón's annoyance; but Juan's attorney
and close friend Ricardo Heredia (Antonio Dechent) warns Juan that even if he
does start to get his memory back, he should not tell anyone, not even his wife.
Juan had ambitions to become the Dean of the university but his life has now
turned upside down. When he sees Eva Durán (Aida Folch), a former law student
of his who became very close to him, he tells her that she is the only person
Eva and her business partner David Vila (Carles Francino) have been asked by
Ramón to get Juan's bail withdrawn, no matter what it takes; but Eva does not
want to stand against Juan, even though David tells her that the future of the
company depends on this case.
Julieta believes her cousin is alive and well as she told her she was going
to run away and live in a place she called 'paradise'. But without evidence
to the contrary, Juan looks guilty. However, if he really is innocent, how can
he prove it? And is he truly suffering from amnesia? Did he kill his niece with
the motive of keeping her silent about something? Or is there some sort of conspiracy
to discredit him?
Ana has been missing for three days, and time may be running out…
I Know Who You Are is a gripping and well constructed series that throws
up all manner of secrets and lies. Just when you think you have got it, another
revelation is thrown into the pot. Well characterised and with a totally believable
cast especially young Noa Fontanals as Julieta Season One leaves
you eager for Season Two.
I Know Who You Are also features: Eva Santo Iaria as Marta Hess; Biel
Duran as Adrián; and Júlia Molins as Lola.
Series Music by Arnau Bataller; Series Cinematography by Julián Elizalde and
Gris Jordana; Series Writing Credits: Pau Freixas (Creator), Pol Cortecans,
Ivan Mercadé, Eduard Sola, Daniel González, Silvia González Laá and César Vidal;
Executive Producers: Pau Freixas, Carlos Fernández, Laura Fernández, Oriol Maymó,
Toni Sevilla and Arantxa Écija; Director is Paul Freixas; Other Directors are:
Joaquin Llamas, Jorge Coira and Silvia Quer.
Know Who You Are The complete Season One of this Spanish thriller as premiered
in the UK on BBC Four is released in the UK by Nordic Noir & Beyond as a 5-DVD
Box Set on 14 August 2017. Rating: 15 | Running Time: 16 x 70 Minutes | Number
of Episodes: 10 | Catalogue Number: FCD1563 | Spanish with English subtitles.
"I Know Who You Are is a gripping and well constructed series that throws
up all manner of secrets and lies…" Maggie Woods, MotorBar
"Silky, slick and sharp and looks fabulous, too" The Guardian
"Glossy" The Times
"Hypnotic" The Arts Desk
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