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

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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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Comedy | Musical

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10 June 2005 (Spain)  »

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20 Centímetros  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,810 (USA) (3 November 2006)
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Pixie
Written by Ani Difranco
Performed by Najwa Nimri
Courtesy of Warner Chappel Music Spain, S.A.
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a fraud
3 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie is a fraud, a joke that has nothing to do with real-life transsexuals. It is a macho fantasy invested in the huge penis and the fraudulent make-believe that it belongs to a man who in fact is a woman--an actress. The casting would be honest to life if the role was played by a man-- why not cast her gay boy friend actor as the cross-dresser to wants to have his penis removed? Transamerica is more honest in presenting a man, who although played by an actress, is more convincing as someone who is genuinely born with a female genetic make up and by virtue of that wants to go cross genders to finally become as fully female as possible. In 20 Centímetros, which is in fact a male gay phallus fantasy, the man who wants a new gender as a female is never established as a genetic case of someone who was born in the wrong sex anatomy and resulting gender social identity as a boy--who was more female than male although he was a boy. What we have here is a male sex worker (played by a woman) who enhances her sex trade (as they do in Bahia, Brazil, with silicone) by keeping her penis, in order to better satisfy clients who are gays or bisexuals and who find it easier to have sex with men who do not look like men with the help of silicone. 20 Centímetros is a gay farce that exploits the vogue of transsexuals in Spain and elsewhere


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