As in any production, fictional locations are one thing, and real ones are another. The Criminal Readers Club, the Spanish movie hit on Netflix, was original The film is set at the University of Madrid but was actually shot in Toledo.
The Criminal Readers Club is the new movie triumphing on Netflix. Defined as “The Spanish Scream, it follows a group of university students who get caught up in a bloody event when a prank goes awry. The group struggles to survive when they receive messages from someone who knows their dark secret.
The novel adapts the novel of the same name by Carlos Garca Miranda and places the action at the Complutense University of Madrid. Although the series doesn’t name the location, actual filming took place on the Toledo campus of the University of Castilla-La Mancha.
Thus, the film transfers the action from the UCM to the UCLM, more precisely the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences of Toledo, in the building of the University of San Pedro Mártir. A place that fits like a glove and joins the long list of films shot in this municipality: from Luis Buuel’s Tristana to Johnny Depp’s The Ninth Door.
Since its premiere on August 25, the film has continued to remain in the top 10 most viewed on the platform. Written and directed by Carlos Alonso Ojea (“The Innocents”). The main roles are played by Veki Velilla (“Garca!”), lvaro Mel (“Paraso”), Priscilla Delgado (“Julieta”), Iván Pellicer (“Sagrada familia”), and Daniel Grao (“HIT”).