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El mar (2000)

 -  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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an intense movie
21 March 2002 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

I saw "El Mar" yesterday and thought it to be a great movie. It starts with a childhood episode in the life of the 3 main characters: Ramallo, Manuel Tur, and Francisca. After that we jump about 10 years to an hospital where the 3 friends meet again.

Religion, sickness, love, violence and sexuality rage throughout the movie creating an intense and tension-filled movie.

I see people complaining about the film being too gory and i think they missed the point of the story. It's a violent, intense and sad story. People are expected to suffer. To cry. To get hurt. To bleed. And i think that what the film shows isn't done for pure shock-value or presented in a distasteful way. I know that some people like their films "clean", even those with violence in it. But sometimes, a movie needs to make you feel unconfortable to work. This is one of those movies. And a great movie it is.

The only fault i found was that there were 3 or 4 moments were some plot details weren't 100% clear, and only after thinking about them at the end of the movie, it all made sense. But it wasn't anything of much importance to the overall story, so i still give this movie a 9.


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