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Semen, a Love Sample (2005)
"Semen, una historia de amor" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  15 July 2005 (Spain)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernesto Alterio ...
Ariadna / Penélope
Héctor Alterio ...
María Isbert ...
Señora mayor
María Pujalte ...
Enfermera años 70
Janfri Topera ...
Dueño bar
Jesús Olmedo ...
Emilio joven
Elena Vilaplana ...
Madre de Serafín
David Martínez Blanco ...
Serafín 6 años
Inés París ...
Rosario Lara ...
Matroña años 70
David Becerra ...
Miriam Raya ...
Perpe Caja ...
Doña Mariana


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Semen, a History of Love  »

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$356,670 (Spain) (22 July 2005)


$1,114,947 (Europe) (22 July 2005)

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Pobre Serafín
Written & Performed by Andy Chango
Background Vocals by Ariel Rot
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Pleasant Spanish comedy with humor , fun , amusing situations and nice players
20 August 2015 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

Ariadna (Leticia Dolera) , a trapeze artist wishes to have a baby by means of artificial insemination . She goes to an artificial insemination clinic where Ariadna is dealt with a doctor called Serafin (Ernesto Alterio) . Then , Serafin falls in love for Ariadna . But Ariadna really wants to pregnant herself and have a child for her twin sister Penelope (Leticia Dolera) . This causes in Serafin a peculiar sense of paternity and decides to take the baby for himself from the nursery .

This agreeable comedy contains lots of humor , a love story , entertainment and amusement . This is a slightly funny film with entertaining events , giggles , emotion and a charming romance . The film moves in fits and starts most of which would be desirable , with more traps the viewer resists any kind, and some moments of enjoyment and others quite a few embarrassing . It contains several touches of humor and irony , especially at the role performed by Ernesto Alterio . This is a typical Spanish comedy from the 2000s with the usual ingredients such as enjoyable humor , social habits , relationships among people and amusement . The characters in this film are all lovable despite being rather pathetic and silly . The picture attempts to spread optimism about the events of life , births and love , with its amusing sides but also including some deceptions . Duo protagonist is very sympathetic , Ernesto Alterio and Leticia Dolera give likable as well as attractive acting . Support cast is pretty good such as Héctor Alterio as Emilio , María Isbert as old lady , María Pujalte as Gloria , Malena Alterio as nurse and Janfri Topera as Barman . And cameo by the same filmmaker ,Inés París , as Natalia .

Atmospheric and lively musical score by Christopher Slaski , adding some enjoyable songs . As song ¨Pobre Serafín¨ being Written & Performed by Andy Changoand Background Vocals by Ariel Rot . Including a spotless pictorial cinematography shot in Madrid by Nestor Calvo (Atomica , Lobo , Nos Miran , Lobos De Washington , Años Barbaros , Miguel and William) , showing splendidly the evocative scenarios, as he photographs almost perfectly the elements of each shot , every sequence , every space . This motion picture "Semen, a Love Sample" was professionally written and directed by Ines Paris and Daniela Féjerman . Ines Paris is a writer and director, known for Maitena: Estados Alterados (2008), Miguel y William (2007) , A Mi Madre Le Gustan Las Mujeres (2002) Se Quien Eres (2000) . And Daniela Féjerman is a writer and director, known for Sindrome Ulises , Montaña Rusa , Siete Minutos and this ¨Semen¨ . Rating : 6 . Acceptable and passable . Well worth watching . The flick will appeal to Spanish comedy buffs .

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