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Story of a Kiss (2002)

Historia de un beso (original title)
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Alfredo Landa ...
Blas Otamendi
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Andrea
Agustín González ...
Don Telmo
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Julio
Beatriz Rico ...
Marisa
Manuel Lozano ...
Julipín
Tina Sáinz ...
Melchora
Francisco Algora ...
Don Lino
Valeriano Andrés ...
Tío Casimiro
Alfonso Delgado ...
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Mary Paz Pondal ...
Tía Federica (as Mari Paz Pondal)
José Caride
Pilar Ordóñez ...
Filomena
Rafael de Penagos
José Manuel Lorenzo ...
Basilio
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Touching after all
3 December 2002 | by (Arenys de Mar, Catalonia, Spain) – See all my reviews

This film has been accused by critics of being slow, tedious and literary in excess.

Yes, it has a smooth rhythm compared with a lot of its contemporaries and the majority of the dialogues lack of spontaneity due to its extreme accuracy. But the story is so warm and near that you can't help feeling touched by it.

"Historia de un beso" deals with memories that hurt as well as they fill us with melancholy when they come back to us. It's a beautiful and sad story about love that cannot be fulfilled but it's always well remembered.

Yes, I agree with the fact that its literacy it's too much calculated, but I've seen people crying with emotion while they were watching the movie, and I found myself touched at the end, too. If you liked Garci's previous movie ("You're the one, una historia de entonces" is the first of a trilogy) you won't be disappointed.


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