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El penalti más largo del mundo (2005)

A hopeless goalkeeper must stop the world's most awaited penalty.

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Fernando Tejero ...
Fernando
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Ana
Marta Larralde ...
Cecilia
Carlos Kaniowsky ...
Santos
Javier Gutiérrez ...
Rafa
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Adrián
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Bilbao
Héctor Colomé ...
Rodríguez
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Khaled
Cristina Alcázar ...
Julia
Benito Sagredo ...
Román
Josean Bengoetxea
Adrián Portugal
Chani Martín ...
Arbitro
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A hopeless goalkeeper must stop the world's most awaited penalty.

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9 March 2005 (Spain)  »

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The Longest Penalty Shot in the World  »

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$754,245 (Spain) (25 March 2005)

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$4,227,246 (Europe) (1 April 2005)
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While Fernando Tejero was training to stop the goal, he had to go to hospital because his kidney was bleeding. See more »

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Entertaining soccer comedy
5 April 2005 | by (Vitoria, Spain) – See all my reviews

After two breakthrough performances in "Días de fútbol" and TV's "Aquí no hay quien viva", Fernando Tejero lands his first leading role in yet another soccer comedy. He gracefully passes the test and proves that he can successfully carry a movie, but maybe he should start looking for different kinds of characters if he doesn't want to be typecast.

In "El penalti más largo del mundo" he plays Fernando, a complete loser who suddenly has to stand in for the goalkeeper in the decisive match that can grant his team the victory in the local league. The final penalty is postponed for a week, during which the spectators witness the events happening to the substitute goalkeeper.

Those looking for a few laughs will not feel disappointed by this light comedy, which also boasts excellent performances by María Botto, Carlos Kaniowsky, or Enrique Villén. Benito Sagredo is a discovery here as the titular goalie, while Marta Larralde shows that she is no longer a promising actress but a fully skilled performer. However, I had the impression that the writers had lost a great opportunity to get deeper into the social aspects surrounding the character. After all, the film deals with unemployment, racism, and life in a working-class without getting any deeper into the topics. Thus, the film would have offered another layer to the film's topic, making it a lot more interesting.

In any case, this is a perfectly decent movie for those who want to have a good time watching a genuinely Spanish comedy that offers sheer entertainment and nothing else.


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