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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 »
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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:
A moving story about gay and straight culture clash 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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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:I don't want to leave you alone.
Pedro:Don't worry about me.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in 2005 Glitter Awards (2005) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
HombresSee more »

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17 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A moving story about gay and straight culture clash, 9 August 2004
Author: abisio from Miami

Cachorro is a movie about gay people that unexpectedly have to open their lives to the strict world of the straight culture. The most interesting thing about this movie is even most of the main movie characters are gay and not particularly beautiful (they are really bears), the effect of the movie is really intended to cause effects on straight people. I even imagine that many gay people will even feel offended by vicious lifestyle of this people.

Pedro is a middle age, middle class dentist. He is really a big gay bear (far from the styled all muscle gay community you can see on South Beach). Unexpected, his drug addict (and dealer) sister leave his 8 year son (Bernardo) to his care, she is traveling to India for business for two weeks with his boyfriend.

Pedro, gentle but self-centered person, does his best to keep the kid happy.

The kid knows perfectly well about his uncle homosexuality (his mother even thinks that the kid is homosexual too), but still has to change some of his habits like smoking joints in front of the kid or having sex in his bedroom.

This is a European movie, so dialogs and situation are FAAAAAAAAAAAR from the repressed American minds. When a friend try to smoke a joint, in front of the kid, Pedro stop him, but the kid offers to prepare it himself, as he usually does for his mother and adoptive father.

Out of nowhere, the kid's grandmother appears. She is a very depressed old but no to old woman, whose son (Bernardo's father) died for drug (and aids) and she is blaming Bernardo's mother for that. The kid of course wants nothing with her and refuse even to go out.

The relation between them growth from the obligation to real caring of the kid. That does no means, Pedro lifestyle completely changes. He refuses a steady relation ship with his French boyfriend / pilot. He embarks in quick sexual encounters in clubs and/or dark streets (there are a few strong sexual scenes here, so prepare to feel offended). In addition, he does joints and cocaine with his friends.

After a few days, Bernardo's mother is caught with drugs and put in jail. The grandmother will fight for the kid custody, using Pedro's lifestyle against him.

The characters are perfectly crafted. There are not bad people or saints. Probably Bernardo's selfish mother is worse than anybody else is. The grandmother is portrayed as a sad woman fighting to recover her only left family.

The battle custody ends in the only possible 'actual moral rules permit' however there are no big trials or lawyers arguments. Things get resolved as life, out of court, but the movie does not end there but keep going for a few more years, towards a perfect and realistic ending.

Due to some strong sexual scenes (my wife was completely horrified in certain moments), but most important for the surprising dialogs and situations, this movie will get an NC-17 without any doubt. It will be a pity to cut all this; doing so will diminished the effect the director wanted. Please, open your mind (close your eyes sometimes) and try to see this movie; you will not regret it...

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