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El Bola (2000)

 |  Drama  |  20 October 2000 (Spain)
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El Bola, a 12 year old boy a.k.a. "Pellet" is a 12 year old boy raised in a violent and sordid environment. Embarrassed by his family life, he avoids becoming close to classmates. The ... See full summary »

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Bola
Pablo Galán ...
Alfredo
Alberto Jiménez ...
José
Manuel Morón ...
Mariano
Ana Wagener ...
Laura
Nieve de Medina ...
Marisa
Gloria Muñoz ...
Aurora
Javier Lago ...
Alfonso
Omar Muñoz ...
Juan
Soledad Osorio ...
Abuela
Alfonso Vallejo ...
Vecino
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Birras
Juan Carlos Martín ...
Sebas
Máximo Jiménez ...
Cobeta
Miguel Ángel Gutiérrez ...
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El Bola, a 12 year old boy a.k.a. "Pellet" is a 12 year old boy raised in a violent and sordid environment. Embarrassed by his family life, he avoids becoming close to classmates. The arrival of a new boy at school changes his attitude towards his classmates, and friendship. The heart of the story is the change in El Bola's life, at almost all levels, after befriending this new classmate. Written by ElianaM

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ESP 431,037,721 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Misleading vocabulary in the film
5 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Hi all, I've just presented this film to my students, I'm a lecturer at Purdue University(IN) and I read the comments here. I have to say that many people are completely wrong when they think that el Alfredo's parents are homosexual. You have to be aware that Spanish language is quite genuine when talking about curses. The fact that Alfredo's father calls his friend "maricón" (literary, "faggot") does not imply AT ALL that he is actually homosexual, it's only a very informal way of addressing a friend, you have to be aware that it is a very different culture. When I read that someone wrote that he found very strange that Alfredo's parents were homosexual, it called my attention and I wanted to double check that, because I really know Spanish culture and society and you can be sure that that is not normal there in Spain so far. Well, I just wanted to point that out. Thank you very much.


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