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Amor de hombre (1997)

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 ... See full summary »
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Esperanza
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Ramón
Pedro Mari Sánchez ...
César
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Roberto
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Álvaro
Romà Sánchez ...
Víctor
Jesús Cabrero ...
Quique
Sergio Otegui ...
Carlos
Martijn Kuiper ...
John
Joaquín Luna ...
Desconocido
Manuel Tiedra ...
Pianista
Daniel Gutiérrez ...
Javi
Jimmy Heino ...
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Carlos Ucar ...
Juanito
Aitor Tejada ...
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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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gay | friend | spain | love | friendship | See All (113) »

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

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Comedy | Drama

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10 October 1997 (Spain)  »

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The Love of a Man  »

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ESP 150,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

"Me conformo'
Written by Augusto Algueró (as A. Algueró Dasca) and Antonio Guijarro (as A. Guijarro)
Arranged by Augusto Algueró
Performed by Marisol
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co-dependency
29 May 2005 | by (New Orleans) – See all my reviews

I'll come right to the point: this movie endorses a relationship where a woman is at the beck and call of a histrionic drama queen of a gay man. She has no life and is always available to take care of the poor man who sleeps with lots of guys but falls in love with one that does him wrong. Neither of the characters develop or grow despite the illusion of a "sensitive loving friendship." Its not. Feminists will be furious with this characterization of the all giving "fag-hag" and the narcissistic and selfish gad-about gay man who takes advantage of her. Is this the way Spanish women are still brought up in Spain to pander to man's every whim? I thought this movie was going to expose how sick this relationship was but instead it created a illusory romantic happy ending, so I can't help but think the filmmaker was sentimentalizing and endorsing it. Not a good message for this day and age.


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