Operation Cage (Gàbia)

Directed by: Marcos Cabotá, Produced by: IB3, Production Company: Nova Televisió (Grup Serra), Spain, 2 x 50-58’, 2018,  Rights: World apart from Spain.

The Mallorcan IB3 Television mini-series Operation Cage (Gàbia) written and directed by Marcos Cabotá is a fictitious drama. Reimagining the aftermath of the terror attacks during the summer of 2009 in Mallorca where the civil guards Diego Salvà and Carlos Saenz de Tejada were killed. When the last of a small group of dwindling ETA members ended the life of two young civilian guards.

In the days after the attack, Xavi, a young Mallorcan, who lives on a boat with his daughter in the harbour, gets to know a married couple Natxo and Elena from the Basque Country who are on a sailing holiday in the Mediterranean. He helps them repairing their boat, while they are trapped on the island during Operation Cage activated by the security forces in the aftermath of the terror attack. Xavi starts to suspects his new acquaintances have something to do with the attacks.

Xavi is increasingly nervous. His personal problems get worse; His insecurities and, above all, suspicions about Natxo and Elena, make his paranoia grow. How are Elena and Natxo related to the attacks? Are Xavi’s personal issues making him imagine things?

Cast: Xavi Núñez, Antonia Payeras, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Santi Celaya and Carolina Meijer