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Miguel Albaladejo (writer)
Elvira Lindo (writer)
Release Date:
19 June 1998 (Spain) See more »
14 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
little people with small dreams See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)

Leonor Watling ... Paloma
Juanjo Martínez ... Manuel
Carlos Fuentes ... Johnny
Roberto Hernández ... Litri

Emilio Gutiérrez Caba ... Padre de Paloma

Mariola Fuentes ... Jasmina

Anna Lizaran ... Madre de Joselito
Íñigo Garcés ... Joselito
Chema de Miguel ... Mendigo
Carlos de Gabriel ... Conejo
Mario Arias ... Gamba
Manuel Zarzo ... Taxista
María José Alfonso ... Mujer taxista

Adriana Ozores ... Adri
Antonia San Juan ... Toñi
Elvira Lindo ... Cardona
Geli Albaladejo ... Benítez
Tony Fabre ... Rainer
Elba Lopez ... Margarethe
Andrés Lima ... Policía 1
Jose Antonio Albadalejo ... Policía 2
Julio Martínez Damil ... Conductor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio Muñoz Molina ... Himself (uncredited)
Belinda Washington ... Herself (uncredited)

Directed by
Miguel Albaladejo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Miguel Albaladejo  writer
Elvira Lindo  writer

Produced by
Caroline Benjo .... associate producer
Mariel Guiot .... executive producer
Carole Scotta .... associate producer
Original Music by
Lucio Godoy 
Cinematography by
Alfonso Sanz  (as Alfonso Sanz Alduán)
Film Editing by
Ángel Hernández Zoido 
Art Direction by
Ángel Sarrión 
Costume Design by
María José Iglesias 
Makeup Department
Montse Damas .... additional assistant makeup artist
Manuela Romero .... makeup artist
Production Management
Carlos Ramón .... production manager (as Carlos Ramón Lluch)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rafael Carmona .... first assistant director
Ana Montero .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Antonio Bloch .... sound
Antonio García .... sound effects recordist
Carlos Garrido .... sound mixer
Diego Garrido .... assistant sound editor
Pelayo Gutiérrez .... sound editor
Jaume Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby
Special Effects by
Reyes Abades .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Juan Aragonés .... assistant camera
Javier Casado .... electrician
Guido Cortell .... video assistant
Paula Foulkes .... still photographer
César Hernando .... camera operator: second unit
José Hernández Gil .... gaffer
Jordi Monferrer .... assistant camera
Daniel Palacios .... electrician
Miguel Ángel Palomino .... electrician
Ernesto Pérez .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yolanda Alimbau .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Felisa Catalinas .... negative cutter
Ascen Marchena .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Alberto García Casado .... driver
Other crew
Mario Arias .... script supervisor
Sandra Hermida .... stage manager
Nuria Santos .... production assistant

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La primera noche de mi vida" - Spain (original title)
"My First Night" - UK, USA
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82 min

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little people with small dreams, 22 May 2005
Author: gido99 from Israel

a small , intimate movie about little people with small dreams. i had a few of my friends watching this film. everyone liked it on a different level. there are some touching characters in the plot. especially i liked Johny's girlfriend. isn't she something. and Spanish always help. it's the perfect language for this movie. especially if u understand Spanish. i think everyone can find a little bit of himself in some of the characters. if not, it's a shame. it all happens in the millennium eve. everyone wants to feel a bit special this time of the year. the rich and the poor. there are some different stories, which end up connecting to one another. Johny is a provincial guy. he is "criminal light", but he is not a bad person. his girlfriend ,another provincial girl ,thinks he is her way out of her miserable life. he lives with his crazy mom and young brother. during this eve he stills the car of a bourgeois, wealthy man. during this eve he (and the rest of the characters) will go through a funny / sad night, which will make u, the spectators, think about your life. enjoy . Ido

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