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Solas (1999)

 -  Drama  -  5 March 1999 (Spain)
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Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
María Galiana ...
Madre
Ana Fernández ...
María
Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa ...
Vecino
Antonio Dechent ...
Médico (as Antonio Pérez Dechent)
Paco De Osca ...
Padre (as Paco de Osca)
Juan Fernández ...
Juan
Miguel Alcíbar ...
El Gordo
Pilar Sánchez ...
Limpiadora
Concha Galán ...
Limpiadora
Paco Tous ...
Socio de Juan
Rosario Lara ...
Jefa limpieza
Pepa Faraco ...
Cajera
Estrella Távora ...
Enfermera
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Vigilante
Magdalena Barbero ...
Mujer Enfermo
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Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the fact that her boyfriend has abandoned her does not help matters. When her father goes to the hospital for an operation, her mother comes to stay with her. Her neighbor, an old recluse whose only friend is his dog, begins to come out of his shell and these three lost souls try to give each other the strength to start over. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »
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5 March 1999 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Alleine  »

Box Office

Budget:

ESP 125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,929 (USA) (8 September 2000)

Gross:

ESP 609,729,901 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Lyrics and music by Neneh Cherry (as Cherry), J. Sharp (as Sharp) and Cameron McVey (as MacVey)
Performed by Neneh Cherry and Tomatito at the guitar
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Silently moving
7 June 2004 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

I was moved by this one, and I'm a rock. Even though I did not like one of the morals of the story - that if you get a child, you can overcome alcoholism and lead a better life. Unfortunately that's a romantic dream challenged by many an alcoholic as an escape route, and I've seen many try and fail with the children caught up in the mess as victims.

But it's beautifully acted. The story is a tragic one, but it's told in a wonderful "laughter-through-tears" way.

Very nice framing too, and silent and emotional shots - not boring at all. Deeply moving. Thanks for this one.


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