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Film / Walking Vengeance

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Sólo Quiero Caminar, released in the US as Walking Vengeance; Australia as I Only Want to Walk; and Europe as Just Walking, is a 2008 Spanish drama film directed by Agustín Díaz Yanes.

Aurora is serving a prison sentence for a robbery that went wrong. Her accomplices are outside — her sister Ana, and her friends Gloria and Paloma, four women for whom so far life has not been easy. Ana is a prostitute who likes money, which is why she accepts the marriage proposal of Felix, a dangerous and powerful Mexican drug trafficker who falls for her. She moves with him to live in Mexico. Gloria receives a phone call from Mexico City; it's Ana, who wants her friend to visit her. Her husband's business dealings are very lucrative and she plots to steal from him as revenge for his domestic abuse. Aurora finishes her stretch in jail and Paloma takes her from Madrid to Mexico where Ana and Gloria are waiting. Between the alcohol and her husband's beatings, Ana has designed a dangerous plan to hit back at Felix and his gang. Thrown into the mix is Gabriel, Felix's ruthless assassin and right-hand man, who falls for Aurora.


The film stars Ariadne Gil as Aurora, Victoria Abril as Gloria, Pilar López de Ayala as Paloma, Elena Anaya as Ana, Diego Luna as Gabriel, and José-María Yazpik as Felix.


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  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Gabriel isn't seen without being sharply dressed.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Ana is still in the hospital, and the audience is left unsure as to whether she will wake up. Gloria is fatally shot, leaving her son motherless. Felix commits suicide after a drug deal goes through. Aurora and Gabriel don't get together, Gabriel is implied to have bled out from his stab wound.
  • Domestic Abuse: Recurrent through the film. Gabriel's father was abusive to his mother, Felix is abusive to Ana to the point of throwing her out of a moving car.
  • Dirty Harriet: Male non-cop version, Aurora has a habit of hiring male prostitutes; assassin Gabriel intercepts her call and pretends to be the prostitute.
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  • Even Evil Has Standards: Gabriel refuses to kill or hurt women or children. Felix gives these "assignments" away to different people.
  • Fake Nationality: The Korean characters are played by Chinese actors.
  • Fingore: Felix using a hammer to smash Gloria's hand.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Gabriel.
  • Professional Killer: Gabriel.
  • Red Baron: Gabriel the assassin is known as "Babyface" or "The Archangel".
  • Redemption Equals Death: Gabriel, who is stabbed in the side and implied to have bled to death.
  • The Cartel: What the film revolves around.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Gabriel does not kill women or children.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Felix, who abuses Ana and pushes her out of a moving car. Gabriel's father, who kills his mother.

Alternative Title(s): Solo Quiero Caminar, Just Walking, I Only Want To Walk


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