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Writer:
Ramón Salazar (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 June 2005 (Spain) See more »
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Plot:
A narcoleptic transvestite who yearns to become a transsexual dreams up elaborate musical numbers in which she's the star. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
6 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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A Colorful, Zesty Extravaganza with Heart from Ramón Salazar See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Mónica Cervera ... Marieta

Pablo Puyol ... El reponedor
Miguel O'Dogherty ... Tomás
Concha Galán ... Berta

Pilar Bardem ... La Candelaria

Rossy de Palma ... La Frío - Ice Box

Lola Dueñas ... Rebeca mayor

Juan Sanz ... Gustavo
Richard Shaw ... Paulito

Najwa Nimri ... 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
Jesús Lena Fuster ... La Chini / Dama de honor #2

Macarena Gómez ... Rebeca menor
La China Patino ... La Trico
Fanny de Castro ... Madre del Reponedor
Vicente Haro ... Padre del Reponedor
Ismael Martínez ... Policía amable
Sagrario Calero ... Limpiadora 1
Geli Albaladejo ... Funcionaria morena - Empleada ETT
Alberto Arcos
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Miguel Ángel Blanco (as Mighello Blanco)
Eduardo del Olmo
Pablo Esbert Lilienfeld
Agustín Galiana
Susana Garrote
Miguel Guardiola
Marta Malone ... Bailarina
Imán Padellano
Elisabet Paz
Moisés Ramírez
Fernando Ransanz
Noel Salazar
Tomás Álvarez

Directed by
Ramón Salazar 
 
Writing credits
Ramón Salazar (screenplay)

Produced by
Guillaume Benski .... co-producer
José María Calleja .... producer
Pablo Mehler .... co-producer
Iker Monfort .... producer
 
Original Music by
Najwa Nimri 
 
Cinematography by
Ricardo de Gracia 
 
Film Editing by
Teresa Font 
 
Casting by
Geli Albaladejo 
 
Production Design by
Víctor Molero (designer)
Alejandro Prieto Barral 
 
Art Direction by
Víctor Molero 
 
Costume Design by
Estíbaliz Markiegi 
 
Makeup Department
Montse Damas .... additional crowd makeup
Rodolfo Dellibarda .... prosthetic makeup artist
Pedro Raúl de Diego .... special makeup effects
Sylvie Imbert .... temporary makeup artist
Ana Lozano .... makeup designer
Iñaki Maestre .... makeup artist
Mónica Miguel .... assistant hair stylist
Eduardo Torres .... additional hair stylist
 
Production Management
Pablo Barinaga .... assistant production manager
Patricia de la Uz .... production assistant
Emilio Giménez .... unit manager
Koldo Zuazua .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nacho Fernández de Tejada .... second assistant director
Karin Marzocchini .... third assistant director
Jorge Vega .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Vicent Díaz .... assistant art director
Antonio Estrada .... assistant art director
Aurora Jimenez Seoane .... storyboard artist
Iñaki Rubio .... props buyer
José Luis Saldaña .... painter
Octavio Tapia .... on-set propman
 
Sound Department
Jorge Corral .... boom operator
Jorge Corral .... sound editor
Alfredo Díaz .... sound effects editor
Jorge Lerner .... re-recording mixer
Álvaro López-Arregui .... boom operator
Daniel Peña .... sound editor
Ricardo Viñas .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
 
Special Effects by
Pau Costa .... special effects
Javier Jal .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Alexis Wajsbrot .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Luis Miguel Daza .... key grip
José Haro .... still photographer
Tadzio Salgado .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Daniel Sosa Segura .... director of photography: additional photography
Daniel Sosa Segura .... second camera operator
Juanjo Sánchez .... steadicam operator
Andalu Vila-San-Juan .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Renato Sanjuán .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Olga de Bartolomé .... music consultant
 
Other crew
Ramón Alonso .... production assistant
Guadalupe Balaguer Trelles .... production secretary
Catalina Cabrera .... script supervisor
Víctor Fandiño .... production assistant
Rosa García Merino .... publicity director
Chevi Muraday .... choreographer
Begoña Muñoz Corcuera .... production crew
Begoña Muñoz Corcuera .... production team
 

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Also Known As:
"20 centímetros" - Spain (original title)
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Runtime:
112 min
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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A Colorful, Zesty Extravaganza with Heart from Ramón Salazar, 11 December 2006
Author: gradyharp from United States

Writer/actor/director Ramón Salazar ('Amnèsia', 'Piedras') is becoming a formidable presence on the Spanish cinema scene. He takes risks, he knows he takes them, and he makes them turn out in his favor. '20 Centimeters' is a mix of a story that is part hilarious musical comedy and part sensitive character portrayal of people who live just outside the edge of what is cruelly called 'normal': the mix makes for a jolly fluffy cake that smacks of Salazar's predecessors Almodóvar and Fellini.

Marieta (the enormously talented Mónica Cervera) is a work in progress: she dresses as a woman, has breast implants, is on painful steroid injections, but still retains the 20 centimeter remnant that prevents her from becoming the totally feminine woman she desires. She has a heart of gold, works the streets as a prostitute with special gifts to earn money for her transgender surgery. But at home she shares an apartment with a dwarf Tomás (the very handsome and talented Miguel O'Dogherty) who squanders Marieta's money on ticket scams that don't work, cares for her friend Berta's (Concha Galán) son, and provides emotional support to her fellow sex workers. She has a major problem: she has narcolepsy and falls asleep for several hours at a time in the most inappropriate places (!) and during these sleep periods dreams of Broadway musical numbers occur in which she is the singing (in Spanish, French and English) and dancing star with a cast of hundreds in the wildest of costumes! Marieta yearns for love and when she notices on Raul (the very hunky and talented Pablo Puyol) she feels she is in love, especially when Raul returns her attention, takes her home to meet his rather low class gross parents and family, and most importantly physically falls in love with her - AND her 20 centimeter unwanted obstruction to happiness. How Marieta comes to grips with her focal surgical dream versus her chance for love is the tender way the film concludes.

Mónica Cervera carries this very difficult role extremely well, not only allowing us to see the inner suffering being she truly is but also popping the cork off the champagne bottle of musical production numbers that pepper this fun movie. The cast is uniformly fine (Pilar Bardem, the mother of superstar Javier Bardem, has a fine little cameo role) and the direction show that Ramón Salazar has tight reins on his talent. This is a film that is bawdy fun without ever spilling over into the realm of bad taste. Watching it is a toe-tapping good time! Grady Harp

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