Kombate Brutal

Kombate Brutal. 2002.

  • Director: Adrián Cardona
  • Duration: 95 minutes
  • Genre: action
Synopsis: Master Cardona has just lost his only son, who was the heir of a profound knowledge of a long line of fighters. Manolo, his son's best friend, asks Cardona to share all teachings with him in order to keep them alive but also to honor him. After the training, he learns to apply the fighting techniques and he is invited to participate in Brutal Kombat, a legendary and underground tournament where fights are to death.


In the closing credits titles, the director pays tribute to film makers who have carved out a good part of his work outside the standards of the wealthiest commercial cinema: Peter Jackson, John Woo, Lloyd Kauffman, G. Romero and Berry Gordy, and especially the Spanish Álex de la Iglesia for being the architect of the iconoclastic ‘Mutant Action’ (1993). Curiously, in the credits there is a “non-gratitude” list, in which highlights the hooligan and provocative tone of the Cardona’s films. This “non-gratitude” list is dedicated to “all the fucking posh in the planet that do nothing but fuck with their blood stupidity. To all the people who turn Ibiza into a disco lights, colorful candies, jerks, macro airports, golf and shit. To all inept who not only do not respect other’s opinions, but also try to defeat them. In short, to all humanity in general, for many years of stupidity.

Its soundtrack is composed by songs of hard rock bands like División Criminal, Dark Elf, Nadir, Kill Us, Sweet Little Sister, Fragmatic, Oyagún, Factor X, L-MNTO, Farenhate, Tenpel, Blood, Ehbola Corp, Monkey Hole, Xkrude, Tanatossis and Code Name.

In Code Name’s case, Cardona also directed in Valencia the music video ‘ La fiesta del fuego’ (2010), with the collaboration of the singer Chimo Bayo.

Commentary written by Enrique Villalonga, head of the audiovisual production Filmótica.



  • Producer Eskoria Films (Spain)
  • Director Adrián Cardona
  • Photography Tamara Gallego
  • Art Direction Adrián Cardona
  • Edition David Ortiz
  • Music División Criminal
  • Casting Juan Cardona, Vicente Pizarro, José María Angorrilla, David Ortiz, Tamara Gallego, David Vargas, Walker Martins, Adrián Cardona, Sergio Noguera, Carmen Galindo, Miguel Era “Malaface”, Juan C. Boned, Elizabeth Gallego, Den Jiawei, Óscar Moreno, Vicente P. Juan, Encarni Galindo, J. M. Angorrilla M., Sonia Cardona, Luis Angorrilla, Juan Luis Roig, Carol Tur, Javier Gómez “Icewold”, Rafa Arruga, Javier Serrano, Gabriel Maderazo, Sergio Vicedo, Estefan Fernández, Ignacio Muñoz, José Agustín Pilligua, Lilliam Martín “Gabbax” y David Fernández