The day of the Champions League final between Galatasaray and Deportivo la Coruña stops life in four European cities, adding to the problems of tourists in trouble, who are already struggling with the language barrier.
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Emilio Martínez Lázaro
Pilar López de Ayala,
Decent though uneven movie about some Medicine students and their lovely adventures during the sixties
Three young students (Eloy Azorín, Roberto Hoyas , Iñaki Font) are studying Medicine at the University of Cadiz when there are rebellion and protests against the expulsion of notorious professors called Tierno Galvan , Aranguren and Garcia Calvo . Meanwhile , they share a small house along with some call-girls (Emma Suarez , Chusa Barbero) working at a nearby club . The main protagonist protagonist results to be Ramon (Eloy Azorin) , a religious boy who has a pregnant girlfriend (Pilar Lopez Ayala) but falls in love for a showgirl named Vicky (Emma Suarez) .
This is an agreeable as well as uneven comedy in less than 100 minutes of length and yet with an air of naturalness and credibility rarely match . The film moves in fits and starts most of which would be desirable , with more traps the viewer resists any kind, and some moments of enjoyment and others quite a few embarrassing . It tends to glamorize the 60s with its music , spectacles , parties , dances and youth riot . Here the late 60's seems to be much more amusing and fun than it really happened ; in fact , it was a conservative and repressed society . The flick gives a short description about lives of young people under the focus of three Medicine students . There are brief moments of drama , but predominates comedy and coming-of-age situations , including some love scenes ; above all, the biggest problem with the film is an aimless wandering in its central part that makes the viewer to wander and for a few moments longer interested in a story that does not seem to know where to go until the ending . The main cast is pretty well and support cast is frankly good such as Joaquín Climent as Governor , Ana Wagener as Landlady and special mention to a unknown Luis Tosar as El Bombilla .
Colorful and glowing cinematography by Hans Burmann which heightens the ambiance, being shot on location in Cadiz . Burmann is deemed to be one of the best Spanish cameraman ; Hans has photographed notorious films such as Tesis , Abre Los Ojos , Guantanamera , Paris Tombuctu and various pictures directed by Jaime Chavarri . Evocative as well as emotive musical score by Carles Cases (Dagon , Caricias , Camaron , Año de Diluvio) and with plenty of known songs from the 60s . The motion picture produced and written by Manolo Matji was decently directed Jaime Chavarri , though with no originality . His first professional movie was ¨Los Viajes Escolares¨ (1974), with an autobiographical touch but it was misunderstood by most critics . Later he worked with the producers 'Elías Querejeta' in prestigious documentary titled ¨El Desencanto¨ (1976)) and Alfredo Matas in a successful costumer titled ¨Bearn¨ (1983), adapted from the novel by Llorenç Vilallong a. With the last mentioned film he also had success in terms of the numbers who saw the film . He also directed intense dramas such as ¨Dedicatoria¨ and ¨A un Dios Desconocido¨ . To change the genre he also filmed the musical, ¨Las Cosas del Querer¨ (1989) , being followed by ¨Cosas Del Querer 2¨ (1995) , along with a Tango film as ¨Tangos Are for Two¨ . And adapted from the theatre play by Fernando Fernán Gómez in his most popular film titled ¨Bicicletas Son Para Verano¨ . His last picture was a biography about ¨Camarón¨ (2005) .
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