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20 Centimeters (2005)
"20 centímetros" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  10 June 2005 (Spain)
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A narcoleptic transvestite who yearns to become a transsexual dreams up elaborate musical numbers in which she's the star.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Arcos ...
ZOMBIE
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Pablo Puyol ...
El reponedor
Miguel O'Dogherty ...
Tomás
Concha Galán ...
Berta
Pilar Bardem ...
La Candelaria
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La Frío - Ice Box
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Rebeca mayor
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Gustavo
Richard Shaw ...
Paulito
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La Conejo - Bunny
María Lalane ...
Maestra
Inma Olmos ...
La Malfollá
Pepa Charro ...
Graziella / Dama de honor #1
Pep Noguera ...
Superior
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Colloquially-told story of a few days in the life of Marieta, who's saving money for the last operation in her change from man to woman. She works as a prostitute in Madrid and longs for a legitimate job. Whenever she builds up her savings, her housemate and best friend Tomás finds ways to spend, lose, or cost her those funds. She meets Raúl, whom she likes and who likes her; the trouble is he also likes that part of her she wants removed. If that's not enough, she also has narcolepsy, and when she conks out, she dreams of musical-theater numbers in which she's the singing and dancing star. Are these dreams always going to be 20 centimeters out of reach? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,177 (USA) (27 October 2006)

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$4,810 (USA) (3 November 2006)
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Written by Roberto Ratto and Benjamin Yankelevich
Performed by Mónica Cervera
Courtesy of Traca Ediciones
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Beautiful masterpiece! I'm not into tranny stuff or what so ever, but i enjoyed this movie lots!!!!!!! Fun and musicals, perfect mixture! You go on, Spanish Cinema!!!!!! There's this boy with gender assignment issues and his entire adventure in seeking for the better. Perhaps it is the natural portrait of transgenderers in Europe, but its a complete hymn for the ones who are left behind in Latin America, or elsewhere. The soundtrack selection is totally accurate, and the cast drives you into a very profound study upon the emotions that a girl in the body of a male can cast away. Complete A+ in your movie collection. You can't ignore a film like 20cm if you are a fan of Spanish Cinema.


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