Eight-year-old Macaulay Culkin is left home alone by his neglectful parents and will have to confront two no-good burglars… Replace the boy wonder Culkin with a wheelchair user, the parents with a daddy having a stroke on the drive-in and the two thieves with one badass rabid dog and you’ve got ROPES, the first feature film of Jose Luis Montesinos, who won a Goya for his short EL CORREDOR. A car crash paralyzed Elena and confined her to a wheelchair. Her dad tries to make her life easier by getting her a state-of-the-art house and Athos, a trained Belgian shepherd, to cater to her every need. But no time to unpack: dad suffers a heart attack and is writhing in agony on the pebbles outside while Elena is doomed to look on in horror, unable to lift a sole finger to call 911. And Athos, you say? Well, he’s no help either: ever since he bit off the head of an infected bat, he went – well – batshit insane! Werewolves, White Fang, even Cujo would leave with his tail between his legs in the presence of this demonic beast deliriously foaming from the mouth, with an insatiable hunger for human flesh! A cat-and-mouse game ensues, nerve-wrecking and nail-biting… we’re of course talking about Athos, muha!