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En la ciudad sin límites (2002)

 -  Drama  -  1 March 2002 (Spain)
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Victor is a man who gets to Paris to join his family around their seriously ill father, Max. As the chance of selling the family business begins to disrupt the family relationships, Victor ... See full summary »

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Victor
Fernando Fernán Gómez ...
Max
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Marie
Ana Fernández ...
Carmen
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Pilar
Leticia Brédice ...
Eileen
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Luis
Àlex Casanovas ...
Alberto
Mónica Estarreado ...
Beatriz
Alfredo Alcón ...
Rancel
Natacha Kucic ...
Isabelle
Jorge San José ...
Alejandro
Lorena López ...
Lorena
Alain Chipot ...
Pierre
Eduardo Torroja ...
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Victor is a man who gets to Paris to join his family around their seriously ill father, Max. As the chance of selling the family business begins to disrupt the family relationships, Victor is desperately asked for help by Max. What seems in the beginning mere delusions of an old man losing his mind, begin to show traces of some sort of real 'secret' that is troubling Max's last days. Victor decide to help his father to find that something (maybe just peace) he is searching for. Written by Snatcho

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When Victor is flying into Paris and looks out his window, the outdoor landscape scene is frozen and does not move as it should along with the flying plane. See more »

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Liberté, Égalité, Mariage
Music by Víctor Reyes
Lyrics by Víctor Reyes
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Beautifully made
28 August 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a movie with strong acting and a suspenseful intrigue that successfully peels open layer by layer to leave a sentiment of understanding and satisfaction to the attentive audience.

"En la ciudad sin limites" is the story of a Spanish family (Madrid) who is gathered in Paris to support the 'pater familia' in his fight against a terminal illness. Family secrets and tense relations will surface and the dying old man, secretive as can be, will nonetheless give clues to what is really going on in the city without limits.

This Spanish and Argentinian co-production is a testament to the collaboration of nations to produce top-notch film-making with an excellent cast, great directing, deep and compelling storytelling, and the power of a incredible cinematic experience.

There are so many interesting stories intertwined that some will be left without clear answers, and this is particularly effective because of the care taken to flesh out believable flawed characters that make us attached and concerned about their lives. Lives that are no less complicated and problematic than our own.

You will experience unexpected turns hand and hand with the characters and be able to not only relish the story and the denouement of the complex plot, but to appreciate this portray of the drives and constraints of men.


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