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

Unrated  |   |  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:
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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
Cayetana Márquez ...
Pili La Pelos
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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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10 June 2005 (Spain)  »

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

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$4,810 (USA) (3 November 2006)
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Piel canela
Written by Bobby Capó
Performed by Pablo Puyol
Courtesy of Warner Chappel Music Spain, S.A.
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7 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although 20 Centimeters is not a flawless musical, or a flawless film representation of trans people...I loved It. I had a dumb smile on my face almost the entire time. I found the portrayal of trans-people refreshing because the tragedy ratio was lower than most films that deal with trans-women in the sex industry especially.I also enjoy a quirkiness in films that leave them less polished and that is just about aesthetic preference.It was a light film about things that aren't always offered levity. Hooray for that.I thought the acting was great and the idiosyncrasies of the plot and supporting characters, engaging. Oh, and I liked the outfits.


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