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Based on a novel by Lorenzo Silva, this movie deals with the unusual and tragic relationship between... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Enjoyable film deals with a man's infatuation with a nymphet including nice performances and slick direction See more (9 total) »


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Luis Tosar ... Pablo López
Mar Regueras ... Sonsoles

María Valverde ... María

Rubén Ochandiano ... Manu
Jordi Dauder ... Alfredo
Enriqueta Carballeira ... Dolores

Nathalie Poza ... Eva
Manolo Solo ... Francisco
Yolanda Serrano ... Alba
Ángela Herrera ... Elsa

Daniel Grao ... Perico

Roberto Drago ... Raúl
José Antonio Izaguirre ... Armando
Luis Miguel Seguí ... Municipal
Carla Gayan ... Izaskun
Cristina Barroso ... Andrea
Marco Aurelio González ... Marcos
Víctor Fernández Aldana ... Cliente
Fernando Lage ... Hombre reunión
Mariola Ruiz ... Mujer reunión
Juan Manuel Rodríguez ... Taxista
Esther Lozano ... Operadora información
Miguel Arroyo ... Hombre seguro
Cristina Brosed ... Megafonía aeropuerto (voice)

Directed by
Manuel Martín Cuenca 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nicolas Gueilburt  script doctor
Manuel Martín Cuenca 
Lorenzo Silva  novel
Lorenzo Silva 

Produced by
Javier Albacar .... associate producer
José Miguel Juárez .... associate producer
Alfonso Lanza .... associate producer
José Antonio Romero .... producer
Original Music by
Roque Baños 
Cinematography by
Alfonso Parra 
Film Editing by
Ángel Hernández Zoido 
Casting by
Eva Leira 
Production Design by
Pilar Revuelta 
Costume Design by
Eva Arretxe 
Makeup Department
Patricia López .... makeup artist
Sergio Pérez .... hair stylist
Production Management
Pablo Barinaga .... assistant production manager
José Ripoll .... unit production manager
Alberto Rivas .... assistant production manager
Mercedes Romero .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Iñaki Beraza .... second assistant director
Fernando Gil .... third assistant director
Óscar Marcos .... third assistant director (as Oscar Marcos)
Sara Mazkiaran .... first assistant director
María Pavón .... director trainee
Art Department
Atli Arason .... props
Patricia Cuevas .... assistant property master (as Pati Cuevas)
Héctor Gil .... props
Ana Gutiérrez .... art assistant
Ana Gutiérrez .... property master
Raúl Martín de la Ossa .... props assistant
Arturo Revuelta .... props
Rubén Rivas .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Guillermo Bermúdez .... sound effects
Iñaki Díez .... sound assistant (as Ignacio Díez)
Pepe Egea .... assistant sound mixer
Alberto Ginés .... dubbing recordist
Pelayo Gutiérrez .... sound editor
Jorge Lerner .... sound mixer
Lucía Loiseau .... sound trainee
Nacho Royo-Villanova .... sound editor
Eva Valiño .... sound mixer
Ricardo Viñas .... sound consultant: Dolby
Visual Effects by
Rafael Ambit .... digital transfers
Alberto Esteban .... digital effects producer
Javier Mosqueda .... color grading pre-visualization
Johnny Raphael .... graphic effects artist (as Johnny Raphael Sardi)
Rubén Rivas .... graphic effects artist
Aurelio Sánchez Herrera .... digital effects supervisor
Pablo Urrutia .... visual effects assistant
Marina de Mendialdúa .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Sergio Andrés .... lighting technician
Sergio Andrés .... video assist
Silvia Aranda .... additional assistant camera
Jaime Bauluz .... assistant camera
Francisco Belda .... second unit: operator
Berta Gispert .... still photographer
Enrique González .... video assist
Javier González .... grip assistant
Emiliano Llamosas .... electrician
Eusebio López Cano .... key grip (as Eusebio López)
Miguel Maiser .... video assist
Martín Montero .... grip
Pilar Redal .... second unit: assistant camera
Miguel Ruano .... video assist
Francisco Serrano .... grip
José Luis Torrecilla .... gaffer
José Luis Torrecilla .... video assist
Casting Department
Yolanda Serrano .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Asun Arretxe .... assistant costume designer
Dora Berges .... costume assistant
Victoria Lenova .... costume trainee
Rosa López .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Felisa Catalinas .... negative cutter (as Feli Catalinas)
Pepe Cruz .... color timer
Samuel Martínez .... assistant editor: Lightworks
Music Department
Alex Badreddine .... score mixer
Alex Badreddine .... score recordist
Roque Baños .... conductor
Rafael G. Bautista .... musician
Micaela Granados .... musician (as Mickaele Granados)
Jesús Hita .... mix assistant
Jesús Hita .... recording assistant
José Luis López Fernández .... musician (as José Luis López)
Ara Malikian .... musician
Javier L. Mitjavila .... mix assistant
Javier L. Mitjavila .... recording assistant
Queti Pazos .... music producer
Félix Vallugera .... recording assistant
José Vinader .... score recording & mixing
Transportation Department
José Garcia Sánchez .... transportation
Other crew
Javier Bermejo .... script supervisor
Pedro Bernar .... international sales
Pepe Cruz .... laboratory supervisor
Elia Cuesta .... production trainee
Michel González .... production staff
Gema Hervás .... developer
Jaime Lucena .... financial advisor
Félix Martín .... international sales
Gema Martínez .... international sales
Yolanda Melero .... production trainee
Sergio Nogales .... production accountant
Víctor Ripoll .... production staff
Alberto Rivas .... production trainee
Ana Rocha .... production assistant
Ana Rosel .... production secretary
Benito Solera .... runner
Patxi Álvarez .... production staff
Rómulo Aguillaume .... special thanks
Eduardo Arbide .... special thanks
Pep Armengol .... special thanks
Rafael Azcona .... special thanks
Mariano Barroso .... special thanks
Juan Bas .... special thanks
Jordi Bosch .... special thanks
Jorge Bosch .... special thanks
Jorge Calvo .... special thanks
Fernando Cayo .... special thanks
Rafael de la Uz .... special thanks
Carmelo Espinosa .... special thanks
Eduardo Esquide .... special thanks
Aida Folch .... special thanks (as Aida Folk)
Lucio Godoy .... special thanks
Juan Gordon .... special thanks
Sandra Hermida .... special thanks
Manuel Hidalgo .... special thanks
Carlos Lidón .... special thanks
Raúl Martín de la Ossa .... special thanks
Fernando Marías .... special thanks
Joaquín Notario .... special thanks
Antonio Orejudo Utrilla .... dedicatee (as Antonio Orejudo)
Esperanza Pedreño .... special thanks
Víctor Ripoll .... thanks
Francina Singla .... special thanks (as Fransina Singla)
Jorge Torregrossa .... special thanks
César Vea .... special thanks
Felipe Vega .... dedicatee
Fernando Victoria de Lecea .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"La flaqueza del bolchevique" - Spain (original title)
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Spain:95 min | Germany:93 min | Argentina:95 min
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA (cable rating) | Spain:13
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Enjoyable film deals with a man's infatuation with a nymphet including nice performances and slick direction, 2 September 2014
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

Lively and emotive drama based on a novel by Lorenzo Silva , this movie deals with a special love story between a mature manager and a teenager . After crashing into the rear of the car in front of him against other driver named Sonsoles (Mar Regueras) , angry Pablo Lopez (Luis Tosar) begins arguing with her , who finally files for a wound claim against him . Therefore, the revengeful businessman starts harassing her and doing obscene phone calls . Later on , Pablo observes her younger sister Maria (Maria Valverde) in her schoolyard and falls for her . When he gets to meet the beautiful girl , his perception of life and friendship are utterly changed , but the events go awry .

"The Weakness of the Bolshevik" turns out to be a moving drama well realized by Manuel Martin Cuenca about a marvelous friendship leads into a tragedy . This is a thought-provoking as well as intense flick filmed with great sensitivity and feeling . It's an intelligent and touching story although sometimes is slow moving and tiring but is finely developed with sense of style and sensibility . Very pleasant drama filled with emotion , artistic scenes and plenty of sensitivity . The picture relies heavily on the unusual and tragic relationship between a frustrated businessman and a 14-year-old student , but it doesn't makes boring , but results to be entertaining . This is a pleasant movie plenty of good feeling , drama , stirring scenes and a peculiar love story . Interesting screenplay by the same filmmaker , Martin Cuenca , who often writes his own scripts , and sometimes with his friend Alejandro Hernández . This is one of those rare gems that does not stray from its purpose - to be a celebration of love and romance and a sensitive tale . Terrific acting by the great Luis Tosar and an attractive as well as newcomer Maria Valverde . Support cast is frankly well such as Rubén Ochandiano , Jordi Dauder , Enriqueta Carballeira and Nathalie Poza , among others .

Emotive musical score by Roque Baños , the soundtrack flows great with the film in every way, and creates an agreeable atmosphere in every moment , including a sensitive leitmotif . Baños is a successful composer such as ¨Fragiles¨ , ¨The Machinist¨ , ¨Sexy beast¨ , ¨800 bullets¨ and composing Hollywood pictures such as ¨Old Boy¨ . Colorful and evocative cinematography by Alfonso Parra filmed in Madrid and its Temple of Debod . The film was well produced by José Miguel Juárez , Alfonso Lanza , Antonio Romero and compellingly directed by Manuel Martin Cuenca . Martin Cuenca has established himself as one of Spain's most artistically astute directors , his works consistently evolving in skill and style . Manuel Martín Cuenca was born on November 30, 1964 in Almería , Almería, Andalucía , location where he usually shoots his pictures . He is a good director and writer, known for Malas Temporadas (2005) , 4 Puntos Cardinales (2002) , being his best movies : Caníbal or Cannibal (2013) and this La Flaqueza Del Bolchevique (2003) . Rating : Better than average . Worthwhile watching .

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