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The Good Life (1996)

La buena vida (original title)
This humorous movie charts the life of a 14 year old (Tristan) as he deals with some major issues in his life. At the beginning of the movie he has already decided to dedicate his life to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Ramallo ...
Tristán
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Lucía
Luis Cuenca ...
Abuelo
Isabel Otero ...
Isabelle
Joel Joan ...
Claudio
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Madre
Jordi Bosch ...
Padre
Alma Rosa Castellanos ...
Marilyn Arena
Muntsa Alcañiz ...
Tía Carmen
Orestes Gas ...
Antón
Robert Jeantal ...
Don Pascual
Eloi Yebra ...
Félix
Jesús Bonilla ...
Asistente social
Ramón Barea ...
Psicólogo
Alicia Hermida ...
Flora
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This humorous movie charts the life of a 14 year old (Tristan) as he deals with some major issues in his life. At the beginning of the movie he has already decided to dedicate his life to writing and losing his virginity (while his parents are away on holiday). Things don't quite go to plan when at the crucial moment the phone rings to tell him his parents have been killed in a car crash. From then he is on his own and in control of his destiny, or at least he things so. Written by <alanj@pcug.co.uk>

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Où irons nous dimanche prochain?
By Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
Courtesy of Emi Music France
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The Good Life (La Buena Vida)
6 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite thee good intentions of "the Good Life" a coming of age film a about teenage a boy who's parents get killed on there second honeymoon trip to Paris is left alone living with his Granpa at the same time dealing with his puberty and sexual awakening with a crush on his cousin and teacher. I felt the movie was over rated and did not find myself caring or interested in any of these character except for the Grandfather wonderfully played by Luis Cuenca the only character i liked and enjoyed watching the rest of the characters especially the lead Fernando Ramallo did less to impress with there performance. I film in my opinion did not deserve the Special Jury prize at 1997 Karlovy Vary film festival.


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