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Como un relámpago (1996)

Miguel Hermoso's Like Lightning offers a fresh take on a familiar scenario, the teenaged boy searching for his unknown father. Pablo is a typical teen, with a fondness for football and ... See full summary »

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Santiago Ramos ...
Rafael
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Sonia
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Pablo
Héctor Cantolla ...
Ricardo
Chema Muñoz ...
Joaquín
Isabel Prinz ...
Divorciada
Carmen Segarra ...
Herminia
Luis Gutiérrez
Elizabeth Pulido ...
Mireya
Lola Muñoz
Leticia Gordillo ...
Prostituta
Manuel Crespo
Paco Bas
Luis Fernando Ródriguez ...
Roque
María Del Pino Bueno
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Miguel Hermoso's Like Lightning offers a fresh take on a familiar scenario, the teenaged boy searching for his unknown father. Pablo is a typical teen, with a fondness for football and sneaking beers with his buddies. He enjoys a comfortable upper-middle class life with his mother (Assumpta Serna), a successful lawyer and former feminist rabble-rouser, but has a gaping hole at the core of his identity: he has no idea who his father is. Preoccupied with the question to the point of obsession, he sets out in search of answers, and finds himself on a trail that leads to the Canary Islands. Written by Dog Breath

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Unusual search-for-real father drama
18 April 2000 | by (Coral Gables, Fl) – See all my reviews

This film, literally named "like a flash of lightning," is an unusual film of a teen looking for his real father. The flash of lightening title alludes to the central point in one of the father's main dialogues, where he describes how events and decisions in life often occur. A 17 year old (Eloy Azorin of ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER in his screen debut) from an affluent background (courtesy of single-mom/successful lawyer, played by Assumpta Serna), leaves his comfortable Madrid digs in search for his father. The parent the boy never met now lives in the Canary Islands. This variety of locations provides great opportunities for breathtaking cinematography, and a secondary agenda of contrasting life in Madrid with that in a laid back, stuck-in-a time warp provincial island port city. The father, as portrayed by Spain's outstanding character actor, Santiago Ramos, is pretty much all that the mother is not. The child is fascinated by this new world he discovers as much as he is with his first meeting with his father. The encounter and ensuing relationship between the two is expertly developed by the award-winning director. Though the story line is anything but new, the film's presentation of the situation, the excellent acting, beautiful locales, and illustrative, picturesque views on island life add up to an edgy drama with a difference.


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