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Esperanza
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Roberto
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Jesús Cabrero ...
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In 1990s Spain, the strong friendship between a gay man and his female best friend is tested by his entering into a relationship with another man. The girlfriend, used to getting all the attention from her gay male friend, becomes somewhat jealous of "amor de hombre" (love for another man). This "new" situation changes the lives of all the characters involved. Written by Guy33134

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La amistad está por encima de todo, todo y todo.

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10 October 1997 (Spain)  »

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ESP 150,000,000 (estimated)
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After being robbed Esperanza tells the taxi-driver that her friend Ramon is going to pay the bill. Ramon isn't in, so the taxi-driver couldn't get payed, but he is never mentioned again. See more »

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Ya sé que tienes novio
Music by Luis Araque and Luis Gómez Escolar
Lyrics by Luis Araque (as Luis Araque Sancho)
Performed by Antonio Machín
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A man's love
23 January 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The directors of this film wanted to present a funny take on a serious subject. Yolanda Garcia Serrano and Juan Luis Iborra, who also wrote the screen play, show us a side of the gay life in Spain, which depicts their life as a mature way for them to interact in their world and lead social lives that appear to be rewarding.

Into the equation, the directors have thrown a woman, Esperanza, who is a typical "fag hag". Her friendship with Ramon, the man at the center of the story, is an uncommon one. Ramon basically depends on "Espe" as a means of support and friendship. In fact, their friendship seems to be deeper than what it appears on the surface, and Esperanza is a true friend that will be there for Ramon all the time, something that he takes for granted, as proved when he gets involved with Roberto.

The film has a few laughs because of the humor the creators have given the production. Loles Leon makes a fun Esperanza. Andrea Occhipinti is the hunky Ramon. Armando del Rio appears as Roberto, who undergoes a change from not being interested in Ramon, and suddenly throwing himself into his arms, but he has an agenda that will be revealed at the end.


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