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Director:
Writers:
Lluís-Anton Baulenas (novel)
Ventura Pons (adaptation)
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Release Date:
11 February 2005 (Spain) See more »
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Plot:
One night, Pere-Lluc heading home drunk, hits his head on the aluminum ladder a girl is using to hang banners from the streetlights. As the days go by, he becomes more and more obsessed with her. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
Fermat’s Room (2007) Movie Review
 (From Beyond Hollywood. 2 September 2009, 8:21 PM, PDT)

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waste of 104 minutes See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Santi Millán ... Pere-Lluc
Mercè Pons ... Jordina
Marc Cartes ... Àlex
Jordi Dauder ... Benet
Gonzalo Cunill ... Nicco
Andrea Fantoni ... Vera

Cayetana Guillén Cuervo ... Sandra
Héctor Mas ... Ajudant
Pere Tomàs ... Marit
Xavi Fernández ... Hostaler
Maria Lanau ... Noia radical
Carmen Turpin ... Noia ocasional #1
Heidi García ... Noia ocasional #2
Sophie Evans ... Noia ocasional #3
Roger Casamajor ... Dissenyador
Joan Antón Rechi ... Director
Lourdes Barba ... Helena (as Lurdes Barba)
Esteban Mihalik ... Veí
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marta Martí ... Rossa del restaurant (uncredited)

Christian Rodrigo ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Ventura Pons 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lluís-Anton Baulenas  novel
Ventura Pons  adaptation

Produced by
Toni Cairat .... associate producer
Ventura Pons .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Carles Cases 
 
Cinematography by
Mario Montero 
 
Film Editing by
Pere Abadal 
 
Casting by
Pep Armengol 
 
Art Direction by
Bel·lo Torras 
 
Costume Design by
María Gil 
 
Makeup Department
Anna Asensio .... make-up and hair assistant
Ana Cortés .... make-up and hair assistant
Maru Errando .... make-up and hair
Natalia Montoya .... make-up and hair assistant
 
Production Management
Valentí Closas .... unit production manager
Aintza Serra .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Salva Ferrer .... third assistant director
Emilio Martínez-Borso .... third assistant director
Matías Scartascini .... second assistant director
Fernando Trullols .... first assistant director
Fernando Trullols .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Albert Allué .... props
Pere Carreras .... assistant art director
Jordi Fernández .... art assistant
Elis Ferrer .... property master
Joan Ramon Galindo .... props (as Joan Ramon Galindo 'J')
Sergio Hernandez .... art: Buenos Aires (as Sergio Hernández)
Sandra Álvarez .... artistic advisor
 
Sound Department
Marcos Martínez .... sound mixer
Natxo Ortúzar .... boom operator (as Nacho Ortuzar)
James A. Puig .... dolby consultant (as Jaume Puig)
Anna Solanas .... making-of-crew: sound
Boris Zapata .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
José Luis Alonso .... electrician
Blanca Anunzibay .... assistant camera
Javier Arrontes .... focus puller
Alfons Casal .... video assist
Nicolas Delgado De La Camara .... camera operator: Buenos Aires (as Nicolás Cámara)
Marc Gonzalo .... camera trainee
Juliana González .... camera operator: Buenos Aires
Lluís Quílez .... making-of
Poli Ramiro .... gaffer
Pere Selva .... still photographer
Ismael Sánchez .... electrician
Isaac Vila .... making-of: camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ángela Casillas .... seamstress (as Ángela Cassillas)
Macarena García .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Jordi Arañó .... making-of editor
Noemí Dulau .... digital intermediate colorist assistant
 
Music Department
Natasha Bezodnaya .... musician
Carles Cases .... orchestrator
Tigran Danielyan .... musician
Xavier Figuerola .... musician (as Xavi Figuerola)
Arkady Futer .... musician
Alexei Gorbenko .... musician
Andrei Kevorkov .... musician
Vera Kuligina .... musician
Marina .... musician
Konstantin Mekezhnikov .... musician
Andrei Mijlin .... musician
Anna Pissarevskaya .... musician
Josep Lluís Pérez .... musician (as Josep Lluis Perez)
Alberto Rodríguez Ayala .... musician
Konstantin Senine .... musician
Mikhail Spivak .... musician
Alexei Tsyganov .... musician
Vadim .... musician
Joaquín Valdeón .... conductor
Yana .... musician
 
Transportation Department
Joan González Orduña .... transportation
José Marín .... transportation (as José Marín Púa)
Vicent Tarrides .... transportation
 
Other crew
Toni Baurier .... production trainee
Micaela Buye .... production: Buenos Aires
Jaume Cuspinera .... production coordinator
Joan Estrada .... press
David González .... production trainee
Javier Hernanz Zajara .... creative services manager
Jessica Montaner .... production assistant
Itati Moyano .... script supervisor
Francesc Navarro .... production coordinator
Lucía Ongay .... production: Buenos Aires
Vicky Polls .... opening credits
Edu Sánchez .... second production assistant
Ester Velasco .... production secretary
 
Thanks
María Bianco .... thanks
 

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6 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
waste of 104 minutes, 13 February 2005
Author: jogrant from Kent & Madrid

Although the actors do a convincing job playing the losers that parade across the screen, the fact that these characters are impossible to identify with had me looking at my watch a mere 20 minutes into the film (and more than once after that). The plot development is disjointed and slow, the verbal diarrhoea of the main character's only friend is practically insufferable, the base quality of most of the characters actions and the cavalier way in which they are treating is annoying.

It is typical of Ventura Pons to put forth crass psychologically handicapped characters. However, this faux sociological analysis is a big step down from CARICIAS or Caresses, where the characters maltreat and despise each other for well founded reasons that play out during that film. In AMOR IDIOTA we are forced to follow the meanderings of a truly subnormal intelligence as he stalks a severely depressed and detached woman. Supposedly this is due to his own depression but the script doesn't support that. I won't give away the rest of the story just in case there are any masochists out there… Is he cured through his obsession or is the woman shocked out of her own depression through his unwavering attention? Even though I watched the whole thing I wasn't made to care even for a moment about either of them.

If you can sit through all this prejudice, ignorance, betrayal, BAD dialogue, flimsy philosophy, etc… the camera-work was pretty good and seems to be something inspired by the DOGMA group. The makeup also seemed to aim at showing these players in a raw and gritty light as it is the worst I've seen Cayetana Guillen Cuervo in any of her movies (while in person she is actually attractive).

I suppose if the idea is that we should be forced to see the lower strata of society so we can be grateful we are not part of it then Pons has achieved his objective. The barrage of nearly identical sex scenes was a proper waste of film (if the actors had been filmed but once in blue green clothing the background behind them could have been changed in the special effects studio for a pittance). True that I heard much of the male audience squirm in their seats during this but an objective viewing proves that was not the real aim of those scenes.

Save yourselves and watch something else.

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