Born in a poor neighborhood, Tony hides hides behind the image of a tough woman. She has a boyfriend, Juanjo, and two pals, a strange couple formed by Maxi, who is obsessed with martial ...
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Born in a poor neighborhood, Tony hides hides behind the image of a tough woman. She has a boyfriend, Juanjo, and two pals, a strange couple formed by Maxi, who is obsessed with martial arts, and moco, a terminal junkie. They all decide to hold up a Lottery Administration in Madrid. But Juanjo has another plan: he's going to betray his two friends and escape with Tony and the money. They start their runaway to the South with the excuse of taking Laura, Juanjo's seven year old niece, to see her father, a flamenco singer. But at the beginning of the trip, with Maxi, Moco and the police on their tail, Tony is betrayed by her boyfriend who disappears with the money, abandoning her and Laura in a dismal road side restaurant. With their pursuers close behind them, Tony and Laura are forced to keep running. In the course of their journey, the initial distrust between them will turn into a deep friendship. Written by
Thrilling and emotive story about a long chase in which a young woman and a little girl are pursued by two nasty delinquents
Drama/thriller set in marvelous region of Andalucia dealing with an
interminable and relentless pursuit . It packs drama , emotion , action
, violent events but also some brief elements of humor . Interesting
movie with nice performance by Laia Marull and extraordinary support
cast as Juan Diego , Maria Galiana , Silvia Espigado , among others .
Born in a miserable barrio , Tony (Laia Marull) has a sweetheart called
Juanjo (Olmedo) , and two pals , a quirky pair formed by Maxi (Miguel
Hermoso Arnau , director's son) , who is obsessed with martial arts ,
and Moco (Roberto Cairo), a terminal druggie . They all decide to rob a
Lottery Administration in Madrid . But Juanjo has another scheme : he's
going to double-cross his two colleagues and getaway with Tony and the
cash . Both of them begin their escape to the South with the excuse of
taking Laura (Beatriz Colonel) , Juanjo's seven year old niece and
prostitute (Silvia Espigado)'s daughter , to see her father (Juan
Diego) , a flamenco singer . But at the beginning of the journey , with
Maxi , Moco and the police on their trail , Tony is deceived by her
fiancé who disappears with the loot , leaving her and Laura in a dismal
road side restaurant . With their pursuers close behind them , Tony and
Laura are forced to keep running . In the course of their journey , the
initial distrust between them will become into a marvelous
mother-daughter relationship .
From start to finish this moving film contains drama , intrigue ,
thrills , a wonderful and deep friendship and a lot of Flamenco songs .
Nice film , though overlong and has a few gaps , but anyway, its is
compensated with the great performances from Laia Marull as a sensitive
girl who hides behind the image of a tough woman , Juan Diego as a
selfish singer and Maria Galiana as an old spinster , interpreters who
provided a considerable boost to the result . This is a thriller/drama
that keeps you interested and expecting , including a tragic familiar
relationship . Laia Marull and the newcomer little girl named Beatriz
Colonel star in the sort of story we've seen sometime before , a young
newly betrayed escapes , while other people seek reckoning , but one
that is always fun when executed with style and filmmaker Miguel
Hermoso certainly seems to have that . Acceptable Spanish film with
top-notch performances from main cast as well as secondary cast who
includes notorious actors as Roberto Cairo , Silvia Espigado , Santiago
Ramos , Antonio Dechent , among others . Emotive as well as evocative
musical score by Antonio Meliveo , including Flamenco songs sung by
Niña Pastori and many others . Colorful cinematography by Tote Trenas ,
reflecting splendidly outdoors and cities from Andalucia , such as
Carmona, Sevilla , Caños De Meca, Chipiona, Algeciras , Cádiz, Puente
Genil, Córdoba, Puerto Santa María, Tarifa, Cádiz .
The motion picture was well directed by Miguel Hermoso , being filmed
in his usual formal and stylistic scholarship , without leaving a trace
the thought-provoking issues , in terms of dramatic and narrative
excitement . Miguel Hermoso is an expert on comedy as proved in ¨Loco
Veneno¨, ¨Truanes¨ , ¨Marbella¨ and drama such as ¨Como Un Relampago¨,
the biopic ¨Lola¨, ¨Luz Prodigiosa¨ and his greatest hit was this
¨Fugitivas¨ . Rating : 7 , good movie . The picture will appeal to
thriller/drama aficionados .
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