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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César
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Darío Paso ...
Opo
Alberto Jo Lee ...
Mao
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Rosalía
Blanca Apilánez ...
Carmen
Anna Barrachina ...
Águeda
Pilar Arcas ...
Luz
Ma-Anne Valmeo ...
Joven China
Antonio Willy Calderón ...
Médico
Luis Elías Gómez ...
Cura
Javier Merino Sánchez ...
Pescadero (as Javier Merino Sanchez)
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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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13 May 2005 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Tapas Bar  »

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

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

References Casa de los babys (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Cuéntame
Written by J. Pérez, A. Naharro, F. Mostazo, L. Cocera and J.C. Cordero
Performed by Sicomoro
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Best enjoyed with a good Rjoca
31 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've just got back from watching this delightful film at the London Film Festival. I have to say that I was not expecting a lot as I had booked the tickets on a whim, But wow! was I glad I did.

This film is a show case of everything good about European cinema. Characters that the audience really care about with a gripping story which makes you laugh and cry, all carried by an everyday reality. Everything lacking from much of Hollywood's output.

Essentially the story covers the troubles of daily life of 3 generations, the young seeking sex, drugs and rock and roll. The middle aged repairing or seeking new relationships and the old saying goodbye. However what binds this story is the way the three generations interweave and rely on each other to get through.

I found this a really funny, touching film and a genuine must see.


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