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Beloved/Friend (1999)
"Amic/Amat" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  4 February 2000 (USA)
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Josep Maria Pou ...
Jaume (as Josep M. Pou)
Rosa Maria Sardà ...
Fanny
Mario Gas ...
Pere
David Selvas ...
David
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Alba
Jordi Dauder ...
Metge
Ángels Sánchez ...
Cristina (as Àngels Sánchez)
Tàtels Pérez ...
Estudiant 1
Jordi Andújar ...
Estudiant 2
Daniel Klamburg ...
Estudiant 3
Josep Clarà ...
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Josep Mota ...
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Shattering film.

Jaume, an older and ill medieval literature professor, has returned to Barcelona to die. He has been in love twice in his life: the first time, in his youth, with a fellow university friend Pere, now married with a daughter, and the second time with a student David, a rebel-without-a-cause type talent. Jaume wants to save David and turn him into some sort of spiritual heir. David has gotten Alba pregnant but has a rather special extra job . Alba doesn't know if she wants to carry the baby and talks it over with her mother Fanny. Fanny is afraid to get old with Pere as just being a wife.

Five characters, in an almost race against the clock, argue, struggle and hurt each other. At the same time they discover that there's a fine line between wishes and making them possible with another person. BELOVED/FRIEND is a dense and dark film, that shows these 5 people in an almost sadistic, hard way. In a shattering final everything is resolved and at the same time nothing is accomplished. Or is it?


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