Reviews
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Gerardo Herrero
Stars: José Luis García Pérez, Cuca Escribano, Carme Elias
El crack (1981)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Private detective Germán Areta gets a terminally ill client who wishes to see his long lost, runaway daughter before he dies. But when Areta starts looking into case, that leads him to the ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Garci
Stars: Alfredo Landa, María Casanova, Manuel Tejada
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Gerardo Herrero
Stars: Marta Belaustegui, Roberto Enríquez, Alberto Jiménez
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the fantastic world of the "bosque animado" meet some people who have been transported to this place by a magic force. Now their histories cross one another.

Director: José Luis Cuerda
Stars: Alfredo Landa, Alejandra Grepi, Tito Valverde
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The movie tells the story of a family of comedians that work in the towns of Spain during the 40's and 50's. Life gets very tough for them since they cannot compete any longer with cinema. ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Fernán Gómez
Stars: José Sacristán, Laura del Sol, Juan Diego
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Gerardo Herrero
Stars: Federico Luppi, Elena Ballesteros, Paulina Gálvez
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A new literature teacher, Ulises, comes to a small town near the sea and falls in love with a young woman, Martina. This woman is loved by a rich businessman named Alberto but chooses ... See full summary »

Director: Bigas Luna
Stars: Jordi Mollà, Leonor Watling, Eduard Fernández
The Method (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

During IMF & World Bank Summit and demonstrations which upset Madrid, like other capitals, major corporation Dekia holds interviews to recruit a top executive from seven applicants. Their ... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro
Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Najwa Nimri, Eduard Fernández
Box 507 (2002)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Bankmanager Modesto Pardos(played by Antonio Resines) daughter dies in an forest fire while camping. 7 years later Pardos bank gets robbed and robbers breaks open numerous safe deposit ... See full summary »

Director: Enrique Urbizu
Stars: Dafne Fernández, Antonio Resines, Miriam Montilla
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Pilar
Javier Pereira ...
Fito
Carlos Blanco ...
Germán
María Bouzas ...
Fina
Luis Iglesia ...
Juanjo
César Cambeiro ...
José
Camila Bossa ...
Gloria
Víctor Vázquez ...
Manuel
Miguel Bua ...
Esteban
Carlos Sante ...
Doro
Tatán ...
Antón
Lois Soaxe ...
Legionario
Rosa Álvarez ...
Teresa
Tamara Canosa ...
Nati
Alberte Cabarcos ...
Kiko
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

drug | drug traffic | dealer | See All (3) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

6 May 2005 (Spain)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Agárrate a mí María
Written by Enrique Urquijo
Performed by Los Secretos
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Adriana Ozores against the drug empire.
28 November 2005 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

The true story of a group of Galician women with heroin-addicted sons that began a brave fight against the "narcos" who dealt in drugs there in northern Spain, in the 80's decade. "Heroína" (Heroine) is a different view of the drugs world from the one we're used to: this time the drug-addicts and the spiral of disaster they create around them are not the protagonists. The protagonists are their brothers, their fathers, and, overall, their mothers. That's the point the movie emphasizes the most. We're barely told about the judicial proceedings that were taken against all those narcos (the more of them ended up in prison).

Let's put something clear: Gerardo Herrero is not exactly one of my favorite directors. I don't think any of his movies are worthwhile. His work have always serious troubles to look credible, no matter what genre he gets involved in (and he's got involved in some different genres). He's not elegant, he hasn't many skills, and there's a lack of originality in most of his works. This time, in his travel through the world of the social cinema he demonstrates he's not Ken Loach, nor even Fernando León De Aranoa. "Heroína" is a correct film, and a necessary tribute to all those brave mothers that challenged those drug-dealers putting their own lives in risk. As for the movie itself, the rhythm is rather uneven, the dramatic tension disappears in some moments because of the bad work of the youngest actors and the bad editing. Also, the way the movie ends causes the feeling of having watched an unfinished product.

Nevertheless, Herrero had the best hidden trick: Adriana Ozores. Adriana's capability to create characters is just astonishing, and his talent gets bigger and bigger as the years pass by. She's so good that his work clashes with the younger actors' so much. She deserves all the prizes in the world (but we all know prizes has nothing to be with real talent).

That's all...by now.

*My rate: 6/10


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Awesome and Heartbreaking - Increíble maikygrimm
Discuss Heroína (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?