Up 33,835 this week

Hormigas en la boca (2005)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 205 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 3 critic

Hormigas en la Boca follows Martin from a 10 year stint in a Spanish prison for robbery to pre-Castro Cuba to recover the loot from his ex-girlfriend. While their he runs afoul of Navarro, ... See full summary »



(collaborating writer), , 2 more credits »
0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

TV Spotlight: The Top 10 Episodes of "The Walking Dead"

We've curated a list of the top 10 episodes of "The Walking Dead" according to the IMDb user ratings.

Read More

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 150 titles
created 24 Jan 2011
a list of 413 titles
created 31 Aug 2011
a list of 1568 titles
created 14 Mar 2012
a list of 283 titles
created 10 Jul 2012
a list of 77 titles
created 02 Nov 2012

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Hormigas en la boca (2005)

Hormigas en la boca (2005) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hormigas en la boca.
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

It tells the story of Nacho, a veterinarian, who confronts the women who have meant something in his life. Before him appear his lover, his mother, his psychologist, his partner, his ... See full summary »

Director: Mariano Barroso
Stars: Eduard Fernández, Lucía Quintana, Michelle Jenner
Obaba (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A rural drama set in Obaba, a mythical region in northern Spain, where a young filmmaker struggled to capture the feel of the area, which in turn leads to a wealth of self-discovery.

Director: Montxo Armendáriz
Stars: Pilar López de Ayala, Juan Diego Botto, Bárbara Lennie
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An undertaker gets married to an old executioner's daughter and, although he doesn't like it, must continue the profession of his father-in-law after his retirement.

Director: Luis García Berlanga
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Emma Penella, José Isbert
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Jorge Sanz
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Natalia and Carlos, both aged 20, are in love and struggling to survive in today's Spain. Their limited resources prevent them from getting ahead as they'd like to. They have no great ... See full summary »

Director: Jaime Rosales
Stars: Ingrid García Jonsson, Carlos Rodríguez, Inma Nieto
Cannibal (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, but he's also a murderer in the shadows. He feels no remorse, no guilt, until Nina appears in his life and love awakens.

Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca
Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Olimpia Melinte, María Alfonsa Rosso
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A rural couple in crisis, who have a brother and sister with urban problems, and all of them trying to find a solution.

Director: Álvaro Fernández Armero
Stars: Raúl Arévalo, Inma Cuesta, Alberto San Juan
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young trapeze artist must decide between her lust for Sergio, the Happy Clown, or her affection for Javier, the Sad Clown, both of whom are deeply disturbed.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang
Shrew's Nest (2014)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Spain, 1950s. Montse's agoraphobia keeps her locked in a sinister apartment in Madrid and her only link to reality is the little sister she lost her youth raising. But one day, a reckless ... See full summary »

Directors: Juanfer Andrés, Esteban Roel
Stars: Macarena Gómez, Nadia de Santiago, Hugo Silva
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Margo is struggling to deal with her son, Jon a rebellious and free-spirited teenager who runs with a bad crowd. After Jon is expelled from school, Margo sends him to live with his ... See full summary »

Director: Gracia Querejeta
Stars: Tito Valverde, Maribel Verdú, Arón Piper
Magical Girl (2014)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The father of an ill girl tries to obtain her daughter last wish, the dress of the main character of a Japanese TV series. Because of this last wish he will meet a disturbed girl and a retired professor.

Director: Carlos Vermut
Stars: José Sacristán, Marina Andruix, Raimundo de los Reyes
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After finding out that North American people are visiting the Spanish villages, the citizens of Villar del Río start preparing themselves to welcome them when they arrive.

Director: Luis García Berlanga
Stars: Lolita Sevilla, Manolo Morán, José Isbert


Credited cast:
Jorge Perugorría ...
Samuel Claxton ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Pedro Carrión ...
Néstor Jiménez ...
El Chino
Chani Martín ...
Manuel Porto ...
Isabel Santos ...


Hormigas en la Boca follows Martin from a 10 year stint in a Spanish prison for robbery to pre-Castro Cuba to recover the loot from his ex-girlfriend. While their he runs afoul of Navarro, a dangerously corrupt politician who happens to be married to Julia. Martin tries to recover his money and pursues Julia while trying to avoid Navarro's thugs. Written by poco loco ,

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis








Release Date:

2005 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Ants in the Mouth  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Film noir en español
8 February 2006 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

I'm quite a fan of the noir genre - the lighting, the seedy side of life, the femmes fatales. Apart from the occasional film, such as 'The Man Who Wasn't There', the genre is pretty much a thing of the past.

Which brings me to 'Ants in the Mouth'. Set in the late fifties, it exploits the period atmosphere with lovely automobiles (of the kind still seen in Havana), music, fashions and so on. The attention to period detail also includes news snippets alluding to the coming communist victory on the island.

The plot is also classic 'noir' territory: an ex-con, tracking down his money and his dame, meeting a variety of hoodlums and wealthy mobsters. There are enough twists in the story to keep the viewer watching, though those familiar with the genre will already be expecting them.

So far, the film is true to its aspirations. What I think it really missed was a pair of stars with that 'spark' between them, like Bogart and Bacall, or even Mitchum and Greer. The lead actors, Eduard Fernandez and Ariadna Gil, both Catalonians, also play Catalonians in the film, so I suppose they were chosen with this in mind, and they do quite well with the material - well, just not superbly.

Overall, this is an interesting addition to the noir category. Its location and period detail are its real draw-card, with a story that is standard, and acting that is very competent, but which hardly sets the screen alight.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Hormigas en la boca (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: