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El mar (2000)

Unrated  |   |  Drama  |  14 April 2000 (Spain)
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Two boys (Ramallo and Manuel) and a girl in the Spanish Civil War are involved in the death of other two boys, one killed, the other suicided. This terrible secret will be with them for all... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Casamajor ...
Bruno Bergonzini ...
Antònia Torrens ...
Sor Francisca
Hernán González ...
Galindo
Juli Mira ...
Don Eugeni
Simón Andreu ...
Alcántara
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Carmen
David Lozano ...
Manuel Tur
Nilo Mur ...
Andreu Ramallo
Tony Miquel Vanrell ...
Paul Inglada
Victoria Verger ...
Sor Francisca
Sergi Moreno ...
Julià Ballester
Llorenç Santamaria ...
Falangista (as Llorenç Santamaría)
Maria del Mar Bonet ...
Mare Manuel
Blai Llopis ...
Pare Manuel
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Two boys (Ramallo and Manuel) and a girl in the Spanish Civil War are involved in the death of other two boys, one killed, the other suicided. This terrible secret will be with them for all their lives. Years pass and they meet in a hospital for tuberculosis treatment. She is now a nun, Ramallo is a thief and Manuel is obsessed by religion. Reality is too hard to feel, only the sea should be the best place, where all is quiet... Written by Dul dpueyos@itpsp.com

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Powerful, haunting stuff
19 January 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

There is not much to add that won't echo what has been written here before me. This film is a brooding, creeping powerhouse of guilt and loss, brilliantly directed with intimate character-driven screenwriting that dares you to resist getting sucked into its vortex of spiritual agony. Villaronga is a genius and a true one-of-a-kind. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem likely that a US distributor will be taking the gamble on this one any time soon, so those of is in North America are at least temporarily at a loss. A British DVD is currently available with English subtitles. See this film any way you can.


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