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Princesas (2005)

 |  Drama  |  2 September 2005 (Spain)
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Friendship and love in the world of prostitution in Spain.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Caye
Micaela Nevárez ...
Zulema
Mariana Cordero ...
Pilar
Llum Barrera ...
Gloria
Violeta Pérez ...
Caren
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Ángela (as Mónica Van Campen)
Flora Álvarez ...
Rosa
María Ballesteros ...
Miss Metadona
Alejandra Lorente ...
Mamen
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Manuel
Antonio Durán 'Morris' ...
Funcionario (as Antonio Durán Morris)
Pere Arquillué ...
Carlos
Pepa Aniorte ...
Alicia
Alberto Ferreiro ...
Voluntario
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Friendship and love in the world of prostitution in Spain.

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Tough tricks on the Spanish streets . . . (DVD)

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$5,147 (USA) (25 August 2006)

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$28,866 (USA) (3 November 2006)
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Caye: [subtitled version] Can you feel nostalgic over something that hasn't happened yet? Because sometimes I do. I sometimes imagine how things will turn out, with boys, for example, or life in general. And I feel sad when I remember how nice they were going to be, because they were going to be beautiful, really beautiful. Then I get nostalgic when I remember. Because they were going to be so beautiful. And when I realize they haven't happened yet and that they might never happen, I get really sad.
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Tonight we're not whores. Tonight we're princesses.
14 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To my recollection, I have only seen one other movie about the lives of prostitutes. Sure there was Pretty Woman, but that really didn't get into the actual work. This film is different and really does a great job showing the less glamorous side.

Fernando León de Aranoa wrote and directed the film and it moves along well. It certainly keeps your interest. The soundtrack is also a big plus.

Candela Peña (All About My Mother) is Caye, who rarely smiles as she deals with her mother, who seems to be losing it, and tries to establish a real relationship that keeps bumping up against her occupation.

A new actress, Micaela Nevárez is Zulema, who is consumed with the child she left in the Dominican Republic. She is trying to get papers to get out of Spain, and is taken advantage of by a sleazy public official. She gets revenge in an unusual way.

Together Caye and Zulema are friends and they try to survive in spite of their occupation. It is a times funny, and certainly sad as they try to find that opening to a better life.


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