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Bear Cub -- In this warm, tender, frisky and funny film, a gay dentist who must balance his personal life and forge a household with his 9-year-old nephew.

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Release Date:
27 February 2004 (Spain) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Parenthood is about to get a little hairer
Plot:
Pedro, a gay man with an active social life and big circle of friends, takes in his nephew Bernardo for a couple weeks... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Getting it Right: A Healthy Look at Gay Life from Spain See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
José Luis García Pérez ... Pedro
David Castillo ... Bernardo
Empar Ferrer ... Dª Teresa
Elvira Lindo ... Violeta
Arno Chevrier ... Manuel
Mario Arias ... Javi
Josele Román ... Gloria
Diana Cerezo ... Lola
Daniel Llobregat ... Bernardo 14 años
Juanma Lara ... Aitor
Jorge Calvo ... Antonio
Josep Tomàs ... Juan Carlos (as Josep Tomás)
Juanjo Martínez ... Iván
Ramón Ramos ... Ricardo
Patxi Uribarren ... Quique
Isidro Olmo ... Ginés
Fernando Albizu ... Waldo
Javier Martínez ... Olmo
Pep Morell ... Jorge
Alfonso Torregrosa ... Abogado
Fernando Tejero ... Macarrilla
Roberto Hernández ... Tío joven
Félix Álvarez ... Dani
Cali Caballero ... Borja
Jorge Alcázar ... Camarero
Montse Alcoverro ... Palmira Fajardo (as Montserrat Alcoverro)
César Díaz ... Hombre del Bigote (Detective)
Melanie Beleña ... Ayudante Dentista
Ana Albaladejo ... Profesora joven
Felipe Albaladejo ... Conserje
Paco Luna ... Ejecutivo Aereopuerto
Daniel Heras ... Taxista Aeropuerto
Herminia Mendoza ... Profesora
Manuel Crespo ... Dependiente
Lucía González ... Amiga de Bernardo
Adrián Deacal ... Amigo de Bernardo
Elena Jimenez ... Amiga 14 años
Juan Ramón Deacal ... Amigo 14 años
Umesh ... Funcionario Hindú

Directed by
Miguel Albaladejo 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Miguel Albaladejo 
Salvador García Ruiz 

Produced by
Juan Alexander .... producer
Sergio Castellote .... executive producer
José L. García Arrojo .... executive producer (as José Luis García Arrojo)
 
Original Music by
Lucio Godoy 
 
Cinematography by
Alfonso Sanz  (as Alfonso Sanz Alduán)
 
Film Editing by
Pablo Blanco 
 
Casting by
Amado Cruz 
Javier R. Mori  (as Javier Mori)
 
Art Direction by
José Antonio Carmona 
 
Costume Design by
Silvia García Bravo  (as Silvia García-Bravo)
 
Makeup Department
Vicent Gaya .... hair stylist
Manuela Romero .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Nerea Orce .... unit production manager
Alicia Yubero .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rafael Carmona .... first assistant director
Daniel Luna .... director trainee: Valencia
Nathalie Martinez .... assistant director: Valencia (as Nathalie Martínez)
Óscar Prieto .... third assistant director
Eva Sánchez .... second assistant director
Elena Valverde .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ana Company .... assistant decorator: Valencia
Esmeralda Díaz .... assistant art director
Manuel Izquierdo .... art assistant: Valencia
Juan José Jaén .... art assistant
Manuel Martínez .... props
Fernando Parrilla .... art assistant
Alejandro Pavón .... props
Mónica San Esteban .... art assistant
Mariano Sanz .... art assistant: Valencia
Enrique Teigell .... art assistant (as Enrique Teixell)
Miguel Urtiaga .... art assistant: Valencia
 
Sound Department
Pedro Barbadillo .... assistant: sound editor
Sergio Bürmann .... sound re-recording mixer (as Sergio Burmann)
Enrique Dominguez .... sound mixer assistant
Jaime Fernández .... sound re-recording mixer
José Luis Fernández .... boom operator
Patrick Ghislain .... foley mixer
Pelayo Gutiérrez .... sound editor
Julien Martin .... assistant sound
Antonio Mejías .... sound trainee (as Antonio M. Mejías)
Julien Naudin .... foley artist
Óscar Segovia .... boom operator
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
 
Visual Effects by
Eduardo Acosta .... compositor
Alberto Esteban .... visual effects producer
Segundo Fernández .... compositor
Pedro Martínez .... compositor
Javier Mosqueda .... telecine colorist
Johnny Raphael .... graphic effects artist (as Johny Raphael)
Rubén Rivas .... graphic effects artist
Aurelio Sánchez Herrera .... visual effects supervisor (as Aurelio Sánchez-Herrera)
Pablo Uria .... compositor (as Pablo Uría)
Pablo Urrutia .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pilar Aláez .... still photographer
Juan Aragonés .... assistant camera
Celia Benavent .... video assist: Valencia
Pablo Bürmann .... additional first assistant camera
José Luis Criado .... focus puller: Valencia
Miguel Ángel Cárdenas .... gaffer
Eva Díaz .... making-of (as Eva Díaz)
Antonio Fernández Santamaría .... key grip
Alberto García Casado .... electrician
Antonio García .... additional electrician
José Luis González .... grip
César Hernando .... second unit: camera operator
José Hernández .... second unit: electrician
Paco Luque .... electrician (as Francisco Luque)
María Masia .... second assistant camera (as María Masía)
Roberto Navalón .... assistant camera
Enrique Orce .... additional electrician
Miguel Ángel Palomino .... electrician
Alejandro Pla .... "b" camera operator: Valencia
Francisco Ramos .... additional electrician
José Sacristán .... electrician
Alfonso Sanz .... camera operator (as Alfonso Sanz Alduán)
Isabel Seco Velasco .... video assistant (as Isabel Seco)
Ángel Yebra .... steadicam
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sonia Isla .... seamstress
Karin Quijada .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Pablo Blanco Guzmán .... assistant editor
David Collado .... assistant editor
Pascale Dillemann .... post-production liaison
Álvaro García .... assistant editor (as Álvaro G. Cueto)
Rosa Sogorb .... chief of post-production (as Rosa Mª Sogorb)
Luis M. Trouillhet .... post-production assistant (as Luis Miguel Trouillhet)
 
Music Department
Jacobo Aguirre .... music engineer
Rakel Fernández Radel .... music engineer
Lucio Godoy .... music producer
Lucio Godoy .... musician
Pavel Gomziakov .... musician
Patrick Goraguer .... music producer
Patrick Goraguer .... musician
Ara Malikian .... musician
Julia Malkova .... musician
Fernando Martínez .... musician
Enrique Pérez .... musician
Mikel Ramos Puy .... musician
Manuel Tobar .... musician
 
Other crew
Itziar Aizpuru .... press
Antonio Bazaga .... french dialogue
Antonio Bazaga .... production coordinator
Juan Vicente Bosch .... location manager: Valencia
Alfredo Canseco .... production accountant
David Chagoyen .... production staff
Óscar Cifuentes .... production staff
Manuel Contreras .... production trainee: Valencia
Susana de la Mata .... production staff
Pascale Dillemann .... festival coordinator
Pascale Dillemann .... press publicity coordinator
Chencho Fanegas .... production trainee
Gustavo Gómez de Quero .... financial director
Rosa Hoyas .... production assistant: Valencia (as Rosa Mª Hoyas)
Carlos Ibáñez .... production coordinator: Valencia
Macarena Izquierdo .... production assistant: Valencia
Ricardo Luengo .... production accountant
Rafael Luna .... press (as Rafa Luna)
Joaquín Miguélez .... production staff
Javier R. Mori .... coach: Arno Chevrier
Ana Muñoz .... chaperone
Javier Rubio .... production assistant
Rosana Ruiz .... production coordinator
Salvador Ruiz .... production accountant
Gemma Santatecla .... script supervisor: Valencia
Patricia Vila .... script supervisor
José María Vilches .... cashier (as José Mª Vilches)
Eva Yuste .... production staff
Pablo Yuste .... production trainee: Valencia
 
Thanks
Ofelia Angélica .... thanks
Kerman Calvo .... thanks
Javier Cervera .... thanks
Ximos Chisvert .... thanks
Manuel Crespo .... thanks
Emilio Ferreiro .... thanks
Enrique Sarasola .... thanks (as Kike Sarasola)
Paco Serra .... thanks
Mariano Venancio .... thanks
Marcos Vélez .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cachorro" - Spain (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality, drug use and language
Runtime:
Spain:100 min | USA:99 min | Argentina:100 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Bernardo's emotional final scene with his grandmother was caught in the first take. Director Miguel Albaledejo asked his young actor David Castillo to do a second take because a fly was buzzing around in the background but Castille refused as he was so emotionally drained by the scene. The fly was removed digitally.See more »
Quotes:
Bernardo:Uncle?
Pedro:What?
Bernardo:When my mother left me here, I didn't want to stay with you.
Pedro:I didn't want you here either, can you believe that?
Bernardo:Now I love you a lot.
Pedro:I love you more.
Bernardo:I love you a lot...
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Movie Connections:
Featured in 2005 Glitter Awards (2005) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
HombresSee more »

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26 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Getting it Right: A Healthy Look at Gay Life from Spain, 14 July 2005
Author: gradyharp from United States

BEAR CUB (CACHORRO) is a delight! This joyous film has the wisdom (and courage, if US standards are applied!) to open the doors and windows depicting a segment of the gay population who are healthy in attitude, in lasting relationships and friendships, and who don't swerve from addressing issues such as AIDS, single parenting, recreational dalliances, the dangers of drugs, and the importance of family. It is honest in dialogue, in casting, and in demonstrating that all people are subjected to the same ups and downs, no matter their sexual proclivity.

Pedro (José Luis García Pérez) is a successful dentist, a warmly human man who is surrounded by caring friends - primarily men who call themselves 'bears', a subunit of the gay population identified by hairy faces and bodies, stout husky physiques instead of the usual gay image of the perfectly carved gym body, and a live-and-let-live philosophy of upfront honesty, warmth and caring for their extended families. Pedro is openly gay, a fact that his widowed sister Violeta (Elvira Lindo) and her 9-year old son Bernardo (David Castillo) happily accept. When Violeta and her current paramour Borja (Cali Caballero) decide to vacation in India, Bernardo is left with Pedro for the promised two week stay.

During their time together Pedro and Bernardo bond, Bernardo is introduced to Pedro's friends and is entirely comfortable by the healthy relationships he sees. Pedro is not partnered (his lover Eduardo died...) but he dates openly with Bernardo's knowledge. When Pedro is in his Dental Office, baby sitter Lola (Diana Cerezo) introduces Bernardo to go-go and other parts of the world outside and becomes a happy trio with the two males. News comes that Violeta and Borja have been arrested in India for drug trafficking, changing the two-week vacation into a time indefinite absence. Pedro and Bernardo adjust.

Things take a turn when Bernardo's estranged grandmother Doña Teresa (Empar Ferrer) enters the scene, haughty, disapproving of Bernardo's living situation, and taking advantage of the absence of her hated daughter-in-law to attempt to gain custody of Bernardo, 'the only thing I have left in life.' Due to some unfortunate twists of behavior and fate, Doña Teresa gains evidence to blackmail Pedro, not only because of his sexual outings photographed by her investigator, but because she discovers Pedro is HIV positive. In her attempts to denounce Pedro we discover the Bernardo already knows of his uncle's HIV status (as well as Violeta's) and Bernardo pleads with Pedro not to let Doña Teresa take him away. A compromise is reached and Bernardo is sent off to a coed school in Valencia.

How all of these twists and turns resolve constitutes the surprising ending of this excellent film: each of the characters is shown to be wholly three-dimensional, even Doña Teresa, and the overriding importance of family and compassion and love rules the day. The ending is open ended, allowing the viewer to select the way to conclude the story.

Director and co-writer (with Salvador García Ruiz) Miguel Albaladejo is a master at finding the core of truth in each of his characters, their individual life styles, and the unfettered joy of living uncompromised lives. The cast is extraordinary: José Luis García Pérez is a natural actor, David Castillo is completely believable as Bernardo, and the remainder of the cast is outstanding. The original music by Nacho Canut and Olvido Gara is so in keeping with the tone of the film. Yes, there are some consensual sex scenes in this film, but they are treated with respect and decorum and without them the flavor of the film would be lacking. This is a refreshing film about the sanctity of love - and it just happens to be populated with one of the most lovable gay groups ever created! Highly recommended.

Grady Harp

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