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The Beach of the Greyhounds (2002)

La playa de los galgos (original title)
Martin has been trying to find his disappeared brother Pablo. Pablo has been out of touch for years, after a terrorist incident in which Martin and the family suspect Pablo's participation.... See full summary »

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Carmelo Gómez ...
Martín
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Berta
Miguel Ángel Solá ...
Dubbini
Ingrid Rubio ...
Oria
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Pablo
Montserrat Salvador ...
Madre de Martín
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlos Castañon ...
Hans Jorgen Christensen ...
Hombre Granade
José Correa ...
Veterinario
Juan Del Santo ...
Marido Berta
Marina Durante ...
Compañera Cácel
Helene Egelund ...
Enfermera
Marie-Anne Favreau ...
Ana 2
Rocío García-Cano
Vicente Granados ...
Camarero Hotel
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Martin has been trying to find his disappeared brother Pablo. Pablo has been out of touch for years, after a terrorist incident in which Martin and the family suspect Pablo's participation. He meets the mysterious Berta in a couple of strange coincidences. She leads Martin to an Argentine psychiatrist exiled in Denmark, who may have information about Pablo's whereabouts. But both Martin and the psychiatrist fall in love with Berta, who has her own agenda. In finding Pablo, all concerned will confront their violent pasts, while transforming their present, and forging their future lives. Written by argentino de rio

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5 April 2002 (Spain)  »

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The beach of the greyhounds
9 October 2004 | by (Gijón, Asturies, Spain) – See all my reviews

A greyhound is a thin dog with long legs that can run very fast, often in races. But when a greyhound is getting older its destiny it'll be to die hanged because it'll has no use in racing.

This is a metaphor that director Mario Camus uses to tell us about violence and those who use it for a cause, in this case terrorists of Basque separatists E.T.A. and the army in Argentina during the dictatorship of General Videla.

In fact the movie is beautifully shot, specially that traveling when twelve old greyhounds come running through a beach towards the sea in slow motion...but one could say that one is the only moment that worths in the movie.

Two hours and a quarter is too much for this plot and it becomes very very slow and its interesting premise decays whilst the movie goes through.

It's a story about terrorism and violence, about betrayal and loyalty, about love and death..... but in my modest opinion it doesn't worth it.


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