Joan BARRIL

Casi una pareja

Planeta, 2001 | Almost a Couple

Translations

Spain, Planeta - Catalan / Spanish; Portugal, Texto Editora

Press

«Barril saca partido de la situación excepcional de sus personajes y revela sus secretos mejor (y peor) guardados.» Pedro de Miguel, El Mundo

Synopsis

(Almost a Couple) December 31st. 8 p.m. Sabine Mercader, head of the Greenwich TV Channel, is about to leave her brand new office in the tallest building in town. She thinks she is alone. But when she takes the lift, she will find out she was wrong. Fate has chosen a strange companion in misfortune for her: they will be stuck in the lift and cannot be heard nor rescued.

A terrorist and a journalist, a man and a woman, complete strangers face to face, will find out that they have a limited time to confront their fears. Dreams, love affairs, ambition, professional achievements and lost causes entwine in this unpredictable countdown. A journey to the depths of the human soul.