Quique, a jobless artist from the Carnival of Cadiz, has a huge life-twist when he begins to work in the biggest impounded drug warehouse in Andalucía, Spain. El Tuti, a local dealer and Quique’s friend, is planning to steal the merchandise before the warehouse’s opening and consequent burning of the drug. He wants Quique to be his man on the inside. But it all gets messy with the intervention of The Gallego’s gang, a group of robbers that are also part of this plan.

“The Burning” is a powerful mix of comedy and thriller that takes place in Cadiz (Spain) and shows its famous Carnival on screen for the very first time. A brand-new movie from the acclaimed Spanish director Fernando Colomo.

Malaga Film Festival. Spain. 2019

  • Audience Award
  • Best Supporting Actress Award– Maggie Civantos


Original title: ANTES DE LA QUEMA
Status: Completed
Theatrical release. 7/06/2019

Director: Fernando Colomo
Cast: Salva Reina, Manuela Velasco, Maggie Civantos, Joaquín Núñez, Manuel Manquiña
Producers: La Quema Movie AIE, Sangam Films, La Mirada Oblicua and La Fiesta PC, with the participation of RTVE, Canal Sur Televisión and Amazon Studios.

Year: 2019
Country: Spain
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Language: Spanish