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12 March 2003 (Belgium) See more »
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Atmospheric piece See more (3 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ana Torrent ... Luna - 30 años
Ernesto Alterio ... Nano - 30 años
Antonio Dechent ... César
Manuel Morón ... Reca Montero
Carlos Kaniowsky ... Leo
José Pedro Carrión ... Charly

Dafne Fernández ... Luna - 14 años
Álvaro Monje ... Nano - 14 años
Manuel San Martín ... Juan

Jorge de Juan ... Juan Padre

Carlos Bardem ... Reyes
Alber Ponte ... Miki
Gara Muñoz ... Luna - 8 años
Óscar Mandado ... Nano - 8 años
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miriam Agulló ... Laura
Javier Atxa ... Preso 2
Javier Bustamante ... Preso 1

Luis Callejo ... Tomás
Félix Casales ... José
Francisco Casares ... Perista (as Paco Casares)
Antonio Castillo ... Ramón

Fernando Cayo ... Fran
Juan Del Santo ... Jesús
Carlos Manuel Díaz ... Manolo
José Antonio Izaguirre ... Jaime
Juan Luis Lizaso ... Alex
Carmen Lázaro ... Madre Luna
Alejandro Machuca
Estela Manaut ... Pepa
Eduardo March ... Santos
Santiago Palomino ... Preso 3
Darío Paso ... Yonki
Rodrigo Poisón ... Pipo
Maya Reyes ... Eva
José Luis Rodríguez ... Sargento
Nacho San Pedro ... Curro
Benjamín Seva ... Chema
César Sánchez ... Aniceto
Rubén Tobías ... Socio Ricardo
Janfri Topera ... Ricardo
Pablo Viña ... Fernando
Julio Vélez ... Jorge
Luis Zahera ... Doctor
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Directed by
Mónica Laguna 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jorge Guerricaechevarría 
Mónica Laguna 

Produced by
Andrés Vicente Gómez .... producer
Marco Gómez .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Suso Sáiz 
 
Cinematography by
Teo Delgado 
 
Film Editing by
Pablo Blanco 
 
Casting by
Camilla-Valentine Isola 
Carmen Utrilla 
 
Set Decoration by
Antón Laguna 
 
Costume Design by
Cristina Rodríguez 
 
Makeup Department
Montse Damas .... assistant makeup artist (as Montserrat Damas)
Mercedes Guillot .... hair stylist
Concha Martí .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Javier Montero .... production supervisor
Juanma Pagazaurtundua .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Miki Fernández Boris .... assistant director
Ainara Gamero .... second assistant director (as Ainhara Gamero)
Julen Robles .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
José Altit .... props
José Carracedo .... props
Javier de Miguel .... props
 
Sound Department
Pedro Barbadillo .... sound assistant
Luis Castro .... sound effects
Juan Carlos Cid .... sound mixer
Juan Carlos Cid .... sound
Vicente De la Fuente .... dubbing recordist
Mario López .... sound effects recordist
Alfonso Pino .... sound re-recording mixer
Jaume Puig .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Nacho Royo-Villanova .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Carlos J. Santos .... optical printer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Arturo Aldegunde .... Steadicam operator
Alicia Beladiez .... assistant camera
Alfredo González Bravo .... electrician
Allen Cohen .... still photographer
Alfredo Díaz .... grip (as Alfredo Díaz Viña)
Emma Fernández .... assistant camera
Álvaro García .... camera intern
Emiliano Merino .... gaffer
Félix Pascual .... electrician
Charly Planell .... assistant camera (as Carlos Planell)
Germán Ruiz .... video assist operator
José Luis Soria .... electrician
David Tudela .... assistant Steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Samantha Seoane .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claudia Artigas .... costumer
Inma Artigas .... costume assistant (as Inmaculada Artigas)
Rocío González .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
José María Bello .... post-production coordinator
Pablo Blanco Guzmán .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Raquel Fernández .... assistant music mixer
Antonio Olariaga .... assistant music mixer
Guillermo Quero .... music mixer
 
Other crew
María Alcantud .... production assistant
Juan Campos .... production coordinator
Sergio Cuenllas .... making-of
Purificación García .... production secretary
María Guerra .... script supervisor
Soledad Martínez .... production assistant
Raquel Pedreira .... assistant publicist
Ana Pérez-Lorente .... production assistant
Carlos J. Santos .... title designer
Elena Serrano .... making-of
Ander Sistiaga .... first production assistant
Eva Sklar .... unit publicist
Fernando Évole .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Juego de Luna" - Spain (original title)
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Runtime:
Czech Republic:96 min (Karlovy Vary Film Festival) | Spain:96 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Atmospheric piece, 10 January 2004
Author: Keith F. Hatcher from La Rioja, Spain



Deep inside lugubrious dens the cards are served, offering some really wonderful panning across the faces of the concentrated players, and in the middle of them a rather striking young woman who has got herself into a man's world of hard drinkers, heavy smokers, dead-pan faces, as chips and cash are pushed back and forth over the green felt. An anguishing world of getting money from wherever so as to sit at the big one, and even more anguishing - getting more money to pay back what you have lost.

This is the world in which Luna moves, having grown up in whiskey bars, nicely played out by Ana Torrent, who is the main reason for my seeing the film after her participation in films such as `Vacas', `Tesis' (qv) and `Yoyes'. I was also keen to see Dafne Fernández again after her very nice appearances in `Pajarico' (qv) and `Goya en Burdeos' (qv), and the name of Álvaro Monje also called my attention (El Nini in `Las Ratas' - qv). Ana Torrent is well backed-up by a carefully chosen cast who fit in to what we would mostly expect these professional card-players to be like, but without being heavy-handed in stereotyping. The dialogues are mostly correct, with just a few weak moments that do not ring quite true. However, the story rides out its tense drama with sobriety.

The film is further enhanced by very atmospheric directing, creating good tension, helped by both the music and photography. All in all, the film adds up to rather more than what I expected.

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