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Princesas (2005)

Friendship and love in the world of prostitution in Madrid.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Micaela Nevárez ...
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Pilar
Llum Barrera ...
Gloria
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Caren
Mònica Van Campen ...
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
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Voluntario
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In Madrid's bustling streets, two perfect strangers, Caye, a thirty-year-old single woman, and Zulema, an illegal immigrant from the Dominican Republic, struggle to make ends meet working as prostitutes, of course, unbeknownst to their families. Under those circumstances and by an unforeseen twist of fate, the two rivals will quickly bond, and even though they are worlds apart, Caye and Zulema will soon realise that they have so much in common, and in reality, their coincidental and somewhat improbable encounter will be the beginning of a beautiful and profound friendship. Written by Nick Riganas

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Tough tricks on the Spanish streets . . . (DVD) See more »

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2 September 2005 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Принцеси  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€740,666 (Spain) (4 September 2005)

Gross:

$28,866 (USA) (5 November 2006)
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Caye: [subtitled version] Weird, isn't it? Nostalgia. It's not a bad thing in itself. It means you had good times and you miss them. Me, I don't ever feel nostalgic. Nothing worth missing has ever come my way. Talk about shitty.
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Referenced in Aída: Los trilocos (2005) See more »

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5 Razones
Performed by Manu Chao
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Great portrait of the lives of prostitutes, showing the pain, the joys, everything, in a way it has never been showed before.
5 September 2005 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie in the cinemas in Madrid, and I was pleasantly surprised. Not haven seen or heard anything about the movie, except for the posters, I did not know what to expect.

This movie is about the lives of prostitutes, and is not groundbreaking in selection of topic. The manner, in which it is portrayed, however, is perfect. Not being caught up in the American standards, Fernando León de Aranoa has gone his own way, making Princesas a great, original movie. When that has been said, it does contain a few clichés that keeps this movie from reaching it's full potential.

Candela Peña fits perfectly in the role of Caye, and she does an amazing job conveying the emotions of her character to the audience. Even more so this time than she did in 'Todo sobre mi madre'. In one of the last scenes, she is on a date with a guy she hit it off with (that does not know what she do for a living), and the feelings she displays... It makes you wonder how the crappy Hollywood actresses (of course not all of them) got their jobs, considering there are others out there, who just leave them in the dust.

If you're looking for a realistic movie about prostitution, or just a story to live yourself into - take a look at this.


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