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The Red Squirrel (1993)
"La ardilla roja" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  21 April 1993 (Spain)
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Jota is about to commit suicide. As he fighting against himself, trying to jump off a bridge, a girl riding a motorcycle falls off the bridge. He runs to help her, and goes with her to the ... See full summary »

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Nancho Novo ...
Jota
María Barranco ...
Carmen
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Antón
Carmelo Gómez ...
Cristina Marcos ...
Chica pelo azul
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Chica pelo rojo
Ana Gracia ...
Dra. Psiquiatra
Elena Irureta ...
Begoña
Susana García Díez ...
Eli (as Susana García)
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Eneko Irizar ...
Alberto
Sarai Noceda ...
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Maite Yerro ...
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Txema Blasco ...
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Jota is about to commit suicide. As he fighting against himself, trying to jump off a bridge, a girl riding a motorcycle falls off the bridge. He runs to help her, and goes with her to the hospital. She has forgotten even what her name is, and he invents her life. He makes up a name for her and tells her and the doctors that they live together as a couple for four years. The lie goes on for a while... Written by <oscar.esteban@p4.virtual.encomix.com>

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Jota: [repeated] Breathe with me.
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La ardilla roja
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Highly unusual and hugely entertaining
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This is truly one of the most intriguing and satisfying films I have ever seen. It mixes surreal drama with suspense, romance and humour, but unlike the crass attempts of "mainstream" western cinema, "The Red Squirrel" manages this mix without seeming unnatural. The scenes set in the eponymous campsite stir vivid memories and sensations (for me at least) of the slightly bizarre, claustrophobic experiences of childhood camping holidays. As you settle into the comfortingly artificial community of the campsite, you really feel the true awkwardness of the forced politeness of your "camping" neighbours. You also never lose sight of the unanswered plot questions and the inevitable confrontation of several possible truths which are tantalizingly just beyond reach.

Highly unusual and hugely entertaining. Buy it, watch it, spread the word.


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