Tapas (2005)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  13 May 2005 (Spain)
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The small, everyday stories of a group of neighbours who live in a suburb of Barcelona, and the little secrets that they hide.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ángel de Andrés López ...
María Galiana ...
Alberto de Mendoza ...
Darío Paso ...
Amparo Moreno ...
Blanca Apilánez ...
Anna Barrachina ...
Pilar Arcas ...
Ma-Anne Valmeo ...
Joven China
Antonio Willy Calderón ...
Luis Elías Gómez ...
Javier Merino Sánchez ...
Pescadero (as Javier Merino Sanchez)


The small, everyday stories of a group of neighbours who live in a suburb of Barcelona, and the little secrets that they hide.

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13 May 2005 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Tapas Bar  »

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$503,796 (Spain) (20 May 2005)


$1,989,928 (Europe) (27 May 2005)

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Most of the film locations are around the Santa Eulalia neighborhood in the city of Hospitalet de Llobregat, which is the neighborhood where director José Corbacho grow up. See more »


In the last scenes, Mao shows a tattoo on his chest and talks about it with almost religious fervor, so he has the tattoo from some time ago. However, Mao was previously seen naked to the waist (while he was training) and he had no tattoo on his chest. See more »


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11 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a film that shows the different love relations between common people in a neighbourhood around a Tapas-bar. The film keeps you tied to your seat, just wanting to see what's happening next, and takes you closer to people's feelings, and recapitulation of concepts in front of extreme situations that alter their reality. From the old lady who sells drugs in the Tapas-bar, afraid of loosing her husband. The owner of the bar, whose wife runs away tired of him, and he prefers to hide his new situation, the woman in the local shop, that lives on her own and keeps a relationship throughout internet but falls for a physical relation with a younger men, all spiced with a pinch of Spanish humour, reality and sadness. The cast is pretty good, the new talent Rubén Ochandiano, or consecrated actors such as Angel De Andrés López, Elvira Minguez or the Argentinian Alberto De Mendoza. All in all, it's a good taste of Spanish cinema, besides the world known imagination of Almodovar.

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