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Charming and sensitive drama starred by troublesome characters of a lower class family
Nice coming-of-age drama with fine actors , adequate cinematography , sensitive score and professional direction . A heartbreaking film about teenager Hector (Nilo Mur) faces a major lifestyle change after moving into his aunt's (Adriana Ozores) flat in a blue-collar suburb of Madrid . Hisaunt called Tere struggling to deal with her nephew , a silent and free-spirited adolescent . Tere married to Juan (Joaquin Climent) believes she can fix his nephew with his own style of life. This new home does not equal an attitude change , and when Hector is seriously affected after being involved in a grave happenings , both teenager and aunt will learn to face their fears and limitations.
¨Hector¨ is possibly one of the most beautiful and moving Spanish films of the 2000s . This interesting as well as intimate story is a passionate retelling and a touching melodrama . It is a touching flick that contains emotion , family drama , nostalgic feeling , a love story and many other things . The film moves in fits and starts most of which would be desirable , with some moments of enjoyment and others quite provoking and thoughtful .The tale relies heavily on the continued relationship among family members , but it doesn't make boring but entertaining . Adriana Ozores gives a marvellously subtle performance as a profoundly decent human being who just wants to make everyone happy and suffers the consequences . Damián Alcázar gives possibly the most complex performance as the Mexican strange father who returns Spain to meet his son. They are supported by a magnificent secondary cast such as Joaquín Climent as Juan , Unax Ugalde as Gorilo , Núria Gago as Fany , Pepo Oliva as priest Tomás , José Luis García Pérez as Angel and brief acting by Elia Galera as Sofia . Perceptible and rousing musical score by Angel Illaramendi . Angel is considered to be one of the best Spanish composers with a lot of hits such as Luna Avellaneda , Borgia , Hija De La Novia , Lluvia en Zapatos , among others . Colorful cinematography in juicy atmosphere by Angel Iguacel .
The motion picture was compellingly directed by Gracia Querejeta , realized in her particular style, being filmed in her usual formal and stylistic scholarship , without leaving a trace the brooding themes , in terms of dramatic and narrative excitement . Querejeta is particularly known by making films about the underprivileged and dealing with thought-provoking issues . Gracia Querejeta was born (1963) in Madrid , where she uses to shoot his pictures . Daughter of costume designer Maiki Marín and prestigious producer , recently deceased , Elías Querejeta . Gracia is a notorious director and writer, known for Siete Mesas Billar Francés 2007 , Cuando Vuelvas a Mi Lado 1999 , El Ultimo Viaje Robert Rylands 1996 , Una Estación de Paso 1992 , being her most successful movie : 15 Años Y 1 Dia , that achieved Goya Awards . And of course , this ¨Hector¨ . Rating : 7 . Better than average . Well worth watching .
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