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The Weakness of the Bolshevik (2003)
"La flaqueza del bolchevique" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  31 October 2003 (Spain)
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Based on a novel by Lorenzo Silva, this movie deals with the unusual and tragic relationship between a frustrated businessman and a 14-year-old student. After crashing into the rear of the ... See full summary »

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Pablo López
Mar Regueras ...
Sonsoles
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Manu
Jordi Dauder ...
Alfredo
Enriqueta Carballeira ...
Dolores
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Eva
Manolo Solo ...
Francisco
Yolanda Serrano ...
Alba
Ángela Herrera ...
Elsa
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Perico
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Raúl
José Antonio Izaguirre ...
Armando
Luis Miguel Seguí ...
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Carla Gayan ...
Izaskun
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Based on a novel by Lorenzo Silva, this movie deals with the unusual and tragic relationship between a frustrated businessman and a 14-year-old student. After crashing into the rear of the car in front of him, Pablo Lopez starts arguing with the other driver, Sonsoles, who finally files for an injury claim against him. Therefore, the angry manager starts harassing her and observes her younger sister Maria in her schoolyard. When he gets to know the intelligent girl, his perception of life is changed totally, but their friendship leads into a tragedy... Written by fippi2000

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Top flight Spanish cinema
29 December 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

An aggressive spiritually empty businessman in his early thirties meets a 16yo girl while pursuing a nasty vendetta against her equally jaded older sister with whom he has had a traffic accident.Whilst no angel herself,the girl nevertheless reawakens his long-lost idealism and enthusiasm for life but his egregious past behavior catches up and destroys them both. Does the older man-younger girl sound clichéd? Yes,but it is done with enough style panache and plot twists to keep you riveted throughout. Is the central relationship tacky? It keeps threatening to be but somehow manages to retain a wonderful sweetness about it despite the sizzling chemistry between Luis Tosar and Maria Valverde. Art-house relationships cinema at its best.


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