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Release Date:
31 October 2001 (Spain) See more »
This is the story of two sisters and their different ways of life. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Carmen Maura ... Elena

Verónica Forqué ... Clara

Jorge Sanz ... Camarero
Alexis Valdés ... Vendedor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Manuel Alexandre ... Doctor
Elena Ballesteros ... Elena adolescente
Ferran Botifoll
Vanesa Cabeza ... Lupe

Nadia de Santiago ... Elena niña

Fernando Delgado ... Padre
Amanda García ... Clara Adolescente
Nerea García ... Clara Niña
Vicente Haro ... Vicente
Javier Lago
Lucas Martín
José Antonio Navarro

Francesc Orella ... Eddy

Pablo Rivero
José María Sacristán
Aurora Sánchez

Natalia Sánchez

Directed by
Manuel Iborra 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Manuel Iborra 

Produced by
Rafael Díaz-Salgado .... producer
José Luis Olaizola .... producer
Original Music by
Bernardo Fuster 
Luis Mendo 
Cinematography by
Hans Burmann 
Costume Design by
Helena Sanchis  (as Helena Sanchís)
Production Management
Ana Parra .... first assistant production manager
Axier Pérez .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paco Periñán .... first assistant director
Eva Sánchez .... second assistant director
Art Department
Laura Laviña .... assistant art director
Alejandra Loiseau .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Nacho Arenas .... first assistant sound editor
Pelayo Gutiérrez .... sound editor
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
Camera and Electrical Department
Pablo Bürmann .... camera operator
Fernando Vázquez Gondar .... electrician
Editorial Department
Javier Mosqueda .... telecine master colorist
Other crew
Asier Andueza .... script supervisor

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98 min

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
a tear jerker, 25 April 2003
Author: jogrant from Kent & Madrid

Clara is a denigrated housewife whose husband cheats on her and who has sacrificed her personal goals for the benefit of her family. Elena is a free spirit who has travelled the globe and never lets any relationship last too long. They are both marked by the fact that their mother walked out when they were young, and despite their different attitudes toward life and their father these sisters are very close. The film examines the evolution of their relationship when they meet after many years of separation: when Clara discovers that she is ill.

This is no TERMS OF ENDEARMENT a la española; however, as the story is a refreshingly original and realistic treatment of familial relationships, the value of personal sacrifice and responsibility.

Both Maura and Forqué put in marvellous performances. Is it a shame that this film has been overlooked by audiences in favour of more commercial products.

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