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Interesting look about female youthful of lower class in Madrid barrios of the 2000s See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)

Natalia Verbeke ... María
Daniel Guzmán ... Fran (as Daniel Guzman)

Juana Acosta ... Juanita

María Vázquez ... Vicky (as Maria Vazquez)

Marian Álvarez ... Mena (as Marian Alvarez)
Zay Nuba ... Nitzia
María Reyes Arias ... Lola (as Maria Reyes Arias)
Alfredo Villa ... Mariano
Carlos Kaniowsky ... Padre de María
Andrés Gertrúdix ... Pipo (as Andres Gertrudix)
Javier Pereira ... Patrulla
Adrián Gordillo ... Tiri (as Adrian Gordillo)
Jero García ... Jero (as Jero Garcia)
Christopher de Andrés ... Policía (as Christopher de Andres)
Manuel Pinto ... Tino
María Jesús Rosa ... Marina León (as Mª Jesús Rosa)
Mónica Cano ... Amparo (as Monica Cano)
Fanny de Castro ... Madre de Fran (as Fany de Castro)
Felipe Vélez ... Padre de Fran (as Felipe Velez)
Patricia Maldonado ... Madre de Juanita
Juan Carlos Badillo ... Jefe de María
Álvaro Roig ... Encargado cocina (as Alvaro Roig)
Bárbara Pérez de Lema ... Prostituta 1 (as Barbara Perez de Lema)
Antonio Campaña ... Manolo
Matthew Romero Moore ... Julio (as Matthew Romero)
Ismael Fritschi ... Cigüeño
Antonio Mora
María García ... Pili (as Maria Garcia)
Luis Larrodera ... Speaker 2 (as Luis Roderas)

David Andrade ... Latino
Sandra Denis ... Chica cañón

Miguel Ángel Silvestre ... Yuri (as Miguel A. Silvestre)
Nuria Ansón ... Pastillera (as Nuria Anson)
Alberto Chaves ... Pastillero
Irene Gordo ... Niña Vargas
Jorge García ... Jorge (as Jorge Garcia)
José Luis Serrano ... Delegado 3 (as Jose Luis Serrano)
Gonzalo Rodríguez ... Speaker 2 (as Gonzalo Rodriguez)
Manuel Alemán ... Delegado 1 (as Manuel Aleman)
Francisco Egea ... Delegado 2
Lucio Romero ... Hombre
Susana Martín ... Prostituta 2 (as Susana Martin)
Aranzazu Caridad Cabeza ... Niña Lucía
Azahara García ... Niña Gimnasio (as Azahara Garcia)
Erica Seco ... Niña gimnasio
David Ledesma ... Niño gimnasio
Toñín Ojeda ... Niño gimnasio (as Toñin Ojeda)
Wanly Yang ... Niño gimnasio
David Rodríguez ... Niño gimnasio (as David Rodriguez)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joaquín Ortega ... Policía (uncredited)

Directed by
Juan Vicente Córdoba 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Juan Vicente Córdoba 
María Reyes Arias 

Produced by
Nuria Ansón .... producer
Enrique Cerezo .... producer
Original Music by
Guateque All Stars 
Cinematography by
Teo Delgado 
Film Editing by
Pablo Blanco 
Casting by
Rosa Estévez (uncredited)
Production Design by
Vincent Mateu-Ferreur 
Costume Design by
Mari Carmen Pérez  (as Mª Carmen Pérez)
Makeup Department
Mara Collazo .... hair stylist
Rosa Ferré Vico .... assistant hair stylist (as Mª Rosa Ferre)
Ana López Puigcerver .... makeup artist (as Ana López-Puigcerver)
Ana Urosa .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Ana Gil .... assistant production manager
Oriol Ribeira .... production manager
Rafael Álvarez .... production manager (as Rafael Alvarez)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José Manuel Benayas .... assistant director (as Jose Manuel Benayas)
María García .... third assistant director (as Maria Garcia)
Guillermo Navajo .... second assistant director
Julián Núñez .... assistant director (as Julian Nuñez)
José Luis Rodríguez .... director trainee
Joseba Salegi .... assistant director
Rodrigo Sancho .... assistant director
Alberto Terrón .... assistant director (as Alberto Terron)
Art Department
Juan del Busto .... assistant decorator
Laura Laviña .... second assistant decorator
Diego López .... art trainee
Roberto Marchetti .... props
Mani Martínez .... props (as Mani Martinez)
Nieves Monterde .... property master (as Nieves Garcia)
Esther Moreno .... props
Maite Ruiz .... props
Enrique Teigell .... props (as Quique Teigell)
Nieves Monterde .... set designer (uncredited)
Guillermo Navajo .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Alejandro Suárez Lozano .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
José Antonio Bermúdez .... sound mixer (as Jose Antonio Bermudez)
Antonio Camarasa .... sound
Manuel Carrión .... foley artist (as Manuel Carrion)
Nicolas de Poulpiquet .... sound re-recording mixer assistant
Antonio García .... sound re-recording mixer (as Antonio Garcia)
Carlos Garrido .... sound editor
César Molina .... assistant sound editor (as Cesar Molina)
Eladio Reguero .... boom operator
Nacho Royo-Villanova .... sound editor (as Nacho Royo Villanueva)
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
Visual Effects by
Carlos Lozano .... visual effects supervisor
David Andrade .... stunt coordinator
Ángel Plana .... stunt coordinator (as Angel Planas)
Camera and Electrical Department
Félix Baltasar .... electrician (as Felix Baltasar)
Alicia Beladiez .... second unit: assistant camera
Miguel Ángel Córdoba .... still photographer (as Miguel Cordoba)
Pedro de la Fuente .... electrician
Teo Delgado .... camera operator
Fran Fernández Pardo .... assistant camera (as Fran Fernandez)
Carlos Fernández .... electrician (as Carlos Fernandez)
José Fernández .... second unit: assistant director (as Jose Fernandez)
Ainhoa García .... assistant camera
Luis Gil .... electrician
Chechu Graf .... second unit: camera operator (as Chechu Graff)
Carlos López .... key grip (as Carlos Lopez)
Alejandro Miralles .... video assist
Elena Olay .... camera trainee
Javier Pérez .... electrician (as Javier Perez)
Piti Redal .... focus puller
David Redondo .... making-of
César Rodríguez .... second unit: director (as Cesar Rodriguez)
José Luis Salomón .... second unit: assistant camera (as Jose Salomon)
José Vicente Salvador .... electrician (as Jose Vicente Salvador)
Edmundo Sanz .... key grip
José Luis Soria .... gaffer (as Jose Luis Soria)
Anselmo Villalba .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Fuertes .... costume assistant
Eva García .... seamstress
Junior Lasa .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Pablo Blanco Guzmán .... assistant editor (as Pablo Blanco Guzman)
Music Department
Hugo Astudillo .... musician (as Guateque All Stars)
Zona Bruta .... music producer
Dylan Compta .... musician
Juan Vicente Córdoba .... music compilation (as Juan Vicente Cordoba)
Marcos M. Díaz .... musician: voices
Oiana García .... musician (as Guateque All Stars)
Pablo José Gastamiza .... musician (as Pablo Jose Gastamiza)
Marta González .... musician (as Marta Gonzalez)
Pablo Herrero .... musician (as Guateque All Stars)
Raúl Huelves .... musician (as Guateque All Stars)
Ikah .... musician (as Guateque All Stars)
Hombre Kanino .... musician: voices
Lorenzo Matellán .... music mixer (as Lorenzo Matellan)
Lorenzo Matellán .... music producer (as Lorenzo Matellan)
Lorenzo Matellán .... music recording engineer (as Lorenzo Matellan)
Lorenzo Matellán .... musical director (as Lorenzo Matellan)
Lorenzo Matellán .... musician (as Guateque All Stars)
Lorenzo Matellán .... orchestrator (as Lorenzo Matellan)
Lorenzo Matellán .... string arrangements (as Lorenzo Matellan)
Kingcho Nest .... musician: voices
Gartxot Ortiz .... musician
Arturo Sáez .... musician (as Guateque All Stars)
Ernesto Terri .... musician (as Guateque All Stars)
Aldo Watanabe .... musician
Other crew
Raquel Andrés .... production secretary (as Raquel Andres)
Carlos Bernases .... post production
Javier Cardenete .... second unit: production assistant
Alfonso Castillo .... press
Alethea García de Miguel .... location manager
Alberto García .... production assistant (as Alberto Garcia)
Jero García .... advisor: boxing
María Guerra .... script supervisor (as Maria Guerra)
Goyo Gámez .... production assistant (as Goyo Gamez)
Montse Monge .... production secretary
Alejandro Moreno .... production staff
Maite Posada .... production accountant
Raquel Roig .... production staff
Álex Valcárcel .... production staff (as Alex Valcarcel)
Pedro José de la Fuente García .... production assistant (uncredited)
Juan Carlos Corazza .... the director wishes to thank
Rosa Estévez .... the director wishes to thank
Jero García .... the director wishes to thank (as Jeronimo Garcia)
Daniel Guzmán .... the director wishes to thank
Juan León .... the director wishes to thank
Liz Lobato .... the director wishes to thank
María Reyes Arias .... the director wishes to thank
Luis San Narciso .... the director wishes to thank
Consuelo Trujillo .... the director wishes to thank
Enrique Villén .... thanks (as Enrique Villen)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fisticuffs" - International (English title) (informal title)
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113 min
Aspect Ratio:
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Interesting look about female youthful of lower class in Madrid barrios of the 2000s, 2 November 2013
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

Natalia Verbeke as María , Juana Acosta as Juanita , María Vázquez as Vicky , Marian Álvarez as Mena and Zay Nuba as Nitzia live on the outskirts of Madrid and their future is not presented very encouraging . The five young people decide then get what they want without stopping to think about the ethics of means to achieve their aims , as they execute robberies on jewelry and mall . But the events go wrong and there takes place a disagreeable final . The main starring is Maria , well played by Natalia Verbeke , a cab women who wants to progress by dedicating to female boxing into ¨Mosca or Fly¨ category .

¨A Golpes¨ is one of several movies dealing with Spanish youth and their particularities such as : jobless , sex , drugs , and delinquency , all of them interwoven with a story about the boxing world . This genre achieved splendor during the 70s and early 80s such as ¨Perros Callejeros I and II¨, ¨Perras Callejeras¨ , ¨ Los Ultimos Golpes Del Torete¨, ¨Yo el Vaquilla¨, mostly realized by Jose Antonio De La Loma , ¨Navajeros , "Colegas", "El Pico 2" by Eloy De La Iglesia and especially ¨Deprisa , Deprisa¨ by Carlos Saura and later ¨La Estanquera De Vallecas ¨ , among others . These films were notorious in the years of the Spanish transition to democracy including provoking and polemic issues and played by unknown young people . Drugs , delinquency, and generational problems are the habitual subjects in these films and specially dedicated to the underworld of heroin and a very realistic look at drug addiction . In ¨A Golpes¨ there is a similar premise , as some unfortunate as well as hapless young women living hardly in Madrid streets , then all of them carry out a heist on a jewelry and a mall with unexpected consequences . We see their troubles growing in such streets , slums or "barrio" from Vallecas and Madrid outskirts and some fine locations . The director creates a sort of Spanish Neo-Realism by tackling the Spanish way of life of a group of young women in the streets from a sociological point of view ; being rightly portrayed the city of Madrid of the 2000s , in the so-called popular neighbourhoods . Juan Vicente Cordoba shows the ugliness of those "barrios" , toughness and cold existence along with some nice boxing scenes and a lot of sex scenes . The main cast is pretty good , including young actresses who subsequently would have a notorious careers cinema as TV , such as Natalia Verbeke of Doctor Mateo , Juana Acosta of Hospital Central , Zay Nuba of Vida Mancha and Marian Alvarez who won prize in San Sebastian for La Herida . Support cast is frankly well such as Alfredo Villa as Mariano , Carlos Kaniowsky as Padre de María , Javier Pereira as Patrulla , Andrés Gertrúdix as Pipo and brief acting by the famous Miguel Ángel Silvestre , El Duke, as Yuri .

Well produced by Enrique Cerezo , a nice producer who financed several successes such as ¨Juana La Loca¨ , ¨The long kill¨, "The Final Inquiry" , ¨Witching & Bitching" , and recently ¨Argento's Dracula 3D¨ , among others . The motion picture was professionally directed by Vicente Cordoba though with some flaws and gaps . Juan Vicente Cordoba is a good Spanish movies director , he began working in cinema in the 90s filming shorts , and realized a few films as El Rey Tuerto and Aunque no Sepas and A Golpes results to be his last movie .

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