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Based on real events, in 1972 Juan and José are two textile workers from Tarrasa, Catalonia (northeast to Spain) who meet during an UFOs' convention. Both share their passion about the ... See full summary »

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Ángel de Andrés López ...
José (as Ángel de Andrés)
Jordi Vilches ...
Juan
José Luis Adserías ...
Amador
Àngels Poch ...
Antonia (as Angels Poch)
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María
Berta Ojea ...
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Juan Margallo ...
Boris
Leo Bassi ...
Sr. Karma
Pere Ponce ...
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Paco Hidalgo ...
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Ufólogo 1
Jordi Banacolocha ...
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Manel Castillejos ...
Prof. Marius
Milena Montes ...
Madre de Juan
Pep Cortés ...
Padre de Juan
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Based on real events, in 1972 Juan and José are two textile workers from Tarrasa, Catalonia (northeast to Spain) who meet during an UFOs' convention. Both share their passion about the paranormal, specially about UFOs. In these years where was very much UFOs' sightings, they feel captivated by the mystery and start to investigate the diverse theories about the intentions or purposes of the sightings. Their friendship and the obsession they have will turn in dementia and paranoia, hurting their relations with their respective friends and familiars and exposing their lives to an extreme decision due to the conclusion of their own investigations. Written by Chockys

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La historia real de dos españoles que viajaron a otro planeta [The real story about two Spanish men whose traveled to another planet]

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Iker Jiménez, well-known Spanish journalist and paranormal investigator, makes an uncredited cameo as the man who gets banned from the UFO convention for being a skeptic. See more »

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Sinfonía NO-DO
Written by Manuel Parada (as Manuel Parada de la Puente)
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Movie with an Ufological theme
4 September 2004 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

"Platillos Volantes" (2003 - 99 minutes), written and directed by the Spanish director Óscar Aibar, is a movie with an Ufological theme. The plot is inspired in a real history occurred in Terrassa, a Catalan industrial city, in 1972, when two textile workers, Juan Teru Vallés (21 years) and José Félix Rodríguez Montero (47 years), had been found decapitated on the railway of the Barcelona-Zaragoza train. They had left the following message: "The extraterrestrials call us, we belong to infinite". Some time later, posthumous letters sent by them to the ONU General- Secretary and to the Spanish investigators of the UFO phenomenon were found. Adopting the pseudonyms of Rasdi and Amiex, "trackers of the infinite and friends of extraterrestrial intelligences", the suicidal ones had described in the letters the incredible mutation that their bodies had suffered and had informed to be preparing a definitive trip to Jupiter where they believed was the location of the alien base. Essential for all those that research Ufology, the plot remembers the Brazilian controverted "Case of the Lead Masks" of 1966.


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