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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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Lisa
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Jota
María Barranco ...
Carmen
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Antón
Carmelo Gómez ...
Cristina Marcos ...
Chica pelo azul
Mónica Molina ...
Chica pelo rojo
Ana Gracia ...
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Elena Irureta ...
Begoña
Susana García Díez ...
Eli (as Susana García)
Ane Sánchez ...
Cristina
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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Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen
Ännchen's aria from "Der Freischütz"
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A Great Film
27 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

"The Red Squirrel"

Perhaps the most lushly romantic thriller of the decade, even though Julio Medem's 1993 classic noir thriller "The Red Squirrel" failed to find a distributor in North America, it did manage to find its way onto screens at almost every major Film Festival on the continent, and found its audience that way.

By turns warmly funny, thrilling in the classic sense of the genre, human and humane in a way that you rarely find in film, Julio Medem never makes a false move in his direction of the film, never telegraphs its action, "The Red Squirrel" remaining true to itself, true to its audience and a true classic for those of us who have not given into the, for want of a better phrase, Gen X cynicism which has swept across our social and cultural landscape for much of this past decade.

Available on video (finally!), "The Red Squirrel" would make perfect accompaniment to Mr. Medem's newest film, "Lovers of the Arctic Circle".

Absolutely a worthwhile rental, more than a worthy film to revive on the big screen (please!), and (honestly) my favourite film of the decade.


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