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7 November 2003 (Spain) See more »
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Tagline:
La historia real de dos españoles que viajaron a otro planeta [The real story about two Spanish men whose traveled to another planet]
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Tom Sizemore Heads into Óscar Aibar's El Bosc
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Compelling drama based on two different real world UFO cases See more (4 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Ángel de Andrés López ... José (as Ángel de Andrés)
Jordi Vilches ... Juan
José Luis Adserías ... Amador
Àngels Poch ... Antonia (as Angels Poch)
Macarena Gómez ... María
Berta Ojea ... Sra. Botifoll
Juan Margallo ... Boris
Leo Bassi ... Sr. Karma
Pere Ponce ... Individuo vigila 1
Paco Hidalgo ... Individuo vigila 2

Enrique Villén ... Ufólogo 1
Jordi Banacolocha ... Pages
Manel Castillejos ... Prof. Marius
Milena Montes ... Madre de Juan
Pep Cortés ... Padre de Juan
Craig Hill ... Director Coca Cola
Josu Ormaetxe ... Subdirector
Oriol Tramvia ... Empleado Coca Cola (as Oriol Tranvía)
Albert Dueso ... Policía secreta 1
Xavier Serrat ... Ramón
Carmen de Lirio ... Vecina
Benito Pocino ... Tipo inquieto
Mario Arias ... Dependiente
Jesús Berenguer ... Inspector
Blai Llopis ... Oficinista 1
Ferran Botifoll ... Oficinista 2
Armando Aguirre ... Camarero bar
Pepita Alguersuari ... Mujer
Concha Redondo ... Viejecita vaqueria
Francesca Piñón ... Vecina 2
Iván Avilés ... Lluis
Sergi Ruiz ... Pep
Montse Soler ... Secretaria Coca Cola
Ricardo Rovira ... Delineante
Daniel Rodríguez ... Policía secreta 1
Maribel Altés ... Sra. Ramona
Ana María Solsona ... Sra. Julia
Cristóbal Arino ... Tipo 4
Mercedes Ariza ... Cliente vaqueria
José Cazorla ... Sargento antidisturbios
Ángel de la Guarda ... Traductor
Joe Forga ... Policía 1 (as Josep Forga)
Pedro José Calvo ... Policía 2
Ramón Ballester ... Policía 3
Manel Valdé ... Policía 4
Josep Ginestí ... Sereno
Saskia Giró ... Mujer bar
Jordi Turró ... Engargado fábrica
Josep Mota ... Oficinista 1
Jordi Martínez ... Huelguista 1
Enric Pla ... Obrero 2
Quimet Pla ... Ufólogo 2
Manel Ribes ... Sr. Botifoll
Ángel Roldán ... Obrero 1
Narcís Selva ... Empleado correos
Víctor Suañes ... Camarero restaurante
Artur Trias ... Psiquiatra (as Arturo Trias)
Albert Trifol ... Don Mariano (as Albert Trifoll)
Mireia Xapel·lí ... Madre Amador
Pere Abelló ... Sargento
Flora Álvarez ... Puta 1
Inma Subirà ... Puta 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan Antonio Martínez ... Joven del bar (uncredited)
Víctor Martínez ... Muchacho lascivo (uncredited)

Directed by
Óscar Aibar 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Óscar Aibar  writer
Jorge Guerricaechevarría  writer

Produced by
Pedro Costa .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Javier Navarrete 
 
Cinematography by
Mario Montero 
 
Casting by
Pep Armengol 
 
Makeup Department
Juan Espinosa .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Miguel Puertas .... production manager
Eva Stepanek .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Xavier Bernabeu .... first assistant director
José Ángel Cabañas .... second assistant director
Emilio Martínez-Borso .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Jofre Farré .... assistant props trainee
 
Sound Department
Dani Fontrodona .... sound recordist
Urko Garai .... boom operator
Marc Orts .... sound re-recording mixer
Kiku Vidal .... foley artist
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
 
Visual Effects by
Eduardo Díaz .... visual effects supervisor
Guillermo Orbe .... digital compositor
Thorsten Rienth .... digital compositor
Carlos Trijueque .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Blanca Anunzibay .... assistant camera
Javier Arrontes .... focus puller
Manel Capdevila .... assistant camera
Juan Carlos Moreno .... key grip
Xavier Pacheco .... second assistant camera
Marcelo Ruiz .... electrician
Ramón Sánchez .... steadicam
 
Casting Department
Mireia Juárez .... casting assistant
 
Other crew
Mario Arias .... script supervisor
Montserrat Buscató .... administrator
Olga Castilla .... production secretary
 
Thanks
Eduardo Aibar .... thanks
Xavier Ballesteros .... thanks
Marisa Cenzano .... thanks
Pepe Clavería .... thanks
Iker Jiménez .... thanks
Merce Morera .... thanks
Joan Rovira .... thanks
Toni Rovira .... thanks
Enrique Rubio .... thanks
Ester Salat .... thanks
Santiago Segura .... thanks
 

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99 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Soundtrack:
Sinfonía NO-DOSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Compelling drama based on two different real world UFO cases, 5 June 2006
Author: trancejeremy from St. Louis

I borrowed this from Netflix, while browsing the foreign films section. It listed it as being based on a famous case in Brazil where 2 UFO contactees (people who think aliens have contacted and talked to them) were found dead wearing lead masks. Which I had read about, and was intrigued it got turned into a movie.

Alas, Netflix kind of got it wrong. It's only very loosed based on that (mostly in that there were 2 people involved), it's actually perhaps more derived from the UMMO case, which was mostly in Spain. Basically people got mysterious notes and such purporting to be from aliens, along with technical info on UFOs and some supposedly advanced technological devices.

Anyway, the movie deals with two men. One is a young man who seemingly has a decent life. Decent job, attractive girlfriend, friends. But he has a thing for UFOs. And he suffers from some other personal problems. While his girlfriend is hot, she's also a tease, and he is preyed upon by a middle aged fat women who is after his body. He doesn't like it, but nevertheless, after being led on but then rejected by his GF, has to slake his lust with her.

He meets another UFO buff, who also has a pretty good life. Solid job as a machinist (or something in a factory), but something of an idealist and an outcast. They bond, and they go to a couple of UFO events. Then they run into trouble, and well, any more and I would give away the ending. But it's both unexpected and not.

Kind of a long movie, but it really does do a great job of portraying what the whole UFO contactee scene is like (Even though it's set in 70s Spain, it's little different than the contactee scene in the US). There's lots of little nice touches in the film. For instance, lights flickering mysteriously in some scenes. And while it's very much fiction, it's also very much based on what actual contactees are like. If you've read Jaques Vallee's Confrontions/Dimensions/Revelations trilogy, you will see it conforms exactly to his observations of them (which also tally with my personal experiences of them).

The acting is excellent, the actors really bring their characters to life, even the ones with small roles, as is the cinematography (unfortunately, the DVD I got was the Full Frame version, but the movie really looked nice). It's not a comedy, but there are a few amusing bits.

I'm not sure most people will like it, but if you are familiar with Jacques Vallee's work, it's almost a must see. People who like personal dramas will also probably like it. There's no action or suspense, really, and the supernatural aspects are more puzzling than anything else.

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