Perdida Updates: ‘Perdida’ (“Lost” in Spanish) otherwise known as ‘Taken Away,’ is a vengeance thriller show. It follows a desperate man in search of his daughter who was abducted many years back. The movie has a sensational storyline and solid execution which will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Directed by Inaki Penafiel, David Ulloa, and Rafa Montesinos, it became an instant hit in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. Even the cast of Perdida is diverse with actors hailing from Spain, Colombia, Mexico, and Cuba.
Approximately 2,000 kids disappear worldwide which brings the question of whether Perdida is a true story. Read on to find out!
Following ten years of Soledad’s (our protagonist’s daughter) vanishing from a seashore in Valencia at the age of five, a hint leads the Santos couple to Bogota, Colombia. Here, they restore their endeavors to search for their girl.
You can feel misery in the couple’s life as Antonio Santos (Daniel Grao) and Inma Santos (Carolina Lapausa) leave no stone unturned to locate their missing little girl (Valencia Valasquez).
Is Perdida Based on a True Story?Image Source: The Bubble
Simple answer- No, ‘Perdida’ is not a true story.
Writers Natxo Lopez, Almudena Ocana, and Mikel Baron brought to life a fictional yet touching story. Two significant events in Antonio’s life characterize the tale of ‘Perdida’. One is losing his little girl. The second being his life in jail as he deliberately gets captured. The torment of losing a kid feels genuine and relatable.
Youngsters are baited into drug dealing, sex dealing, and organ rackets day by day. These threats are real. In any case, for Antonio to get captured and be deported to a foreign jail by snorting cocaine makes the viewer sympathize with him.
Overall, ‘Perdida’ is the tale of a man who has changed with time and has hardened up due to the unendurable misfortune his family has dealt with. It’s similar to Liam Neeson’s Taken. Adding another layer of realness, the series was shot in a genuine jail in Colombia. ‘Perdida’ is a must-watch if you’re looking for a good revenge thriller.
Where to Watch
Perdida is available for streaming on Netflix. Read our update on season 2.