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B-Happy (2003)

A determined teenager must rely on her own wits when her fractured family abandons her.


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A determined teenager must rely on her own wits when her fractured family abandons her.

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9 January 2004 (Chile)  »

Also Known As:

B-Happy, j'ai peur de rien  »

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Written by Francisco Flores del Campo
Performed by Los Huasos Quincheros
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The story of Kathy, a teenager from a rural and poor part of Chile who lives with her mother and brother and with the shadow of a missing father.
4 November 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie. It gives you a glimpse of the poor, rural and less known Chile. The actors in the movie are very credible and give you a sense of very "ordinary" people. I watched the movie in Spanish and even their accent/dialect feels genuine. Manuela Martelli (Kathy) has the power to absorb you completely in the story and her performance justifies well the various international awards for best actress. In the story you see Kathy as a very strong, independent woman who has learned not to fear anything. She repeatedly says in the movie "ya no le tengo miedo a nada" (I no longer fear anything) and she adds her unsettling/scary new experiences to her list of things she does not fear. She is a child forced to grow really fast and to face circumstances that will break many of us--yes she relies on her inner strength to overcome her circumstances. At the same time you are able to see Kathy's vulnerability and her longing for love and affection. This is a drama with strong scenes that at times made me uncomfortable--but nevertheless a very well done film.

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