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Films to Keep You Awake: A Real Friend -- Ten year old Estrella spends a lot of time alone at home. Like many children she has imaginary friends but hers are different, they are monsters. One day she makes friends with a new monster, a vampire that seems to be more real than the others.


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The lonely Estrella is an intelligent teenager and good student but is outcast in school. She spends most of her time alone in school or at home... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Goya Toledo ... Angela
Nerea Inchausti ... Estrella
Josep Maria Pou ... Hombre gordo (as José María Pou)
Aitor Mazo ... Bubba
Eduard Farelo ... Vampiro (as Eduardo Farelo)

Mark Ullod ... Profesor
Roelkis Bueno ... Oficial joven
Andrés Marí ... Médico forense
Sandra Aguilera ... Niña Bolivia
Lolo Herrero ... Guarda Joven
Daniel Tristany ... Recepcionista
María Blanco-Fafián ... Enfermera Joven
Rosa Pastó ... Marga
Federico Untermann ... ATS
Flora María Álvaro ... Señora Playa / Madre Enfermo (as Flora Alvaro)
Nico Baixas ... Vampiro
Xavier Capdet ... Mr. Hyde
Oscar Pino ... Vaquero Zombie 1
Jonathan Vives ... Vaquero Zombie 2

Directed by
Enrique Urbizu 
James Phillips (voice director) (english version)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jorge Arenillas 
Enrique Urbizu 

Produced by
Julio Fernández .... producer
Santiago Gimeno .... executive producer
Narciso Ibáñez Serrador .... executive producer
Oriol Maymó .... line producer
Aitor Montánchez .... producer
Original Music by
Mario de Benito 
Cinematography by
Unax Mendia  (as Unax Mendía)
Film Editing by
Pablo Blanco 
Casting by
Pep Armengol 
Art Direction by
Ana Alvargonzález 
Costume Design by
Fran Cruz 
Makeup Department
Montse Boqueras .... makeup artist
Imma Pérez .... hair stylist
Production Management
Bernat Rifé .... assistant production manager
Félix Rodríguez .... post-production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mónica Sánchez .... second assistant director
Federico Untermann .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Licio Marcos de Oliveira .... sound
Jordi Rossinyol Colomer .... sound assistant
Giannie Tognarelli .... boom operator
Special Effects by
David Ambit .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Ivan Busquets .... digital compositor
Laura Maynadé .... visual effects coordinator
Santi Franco .... stunts
Antonio Higueruelo .... stunt coordinator
Francesc Martinell .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
David Acereto .... camera operator: "a" camera
Paola Ardizzoni .... still photographer
Juan González Guerrero .... gaffer
Xavi José .... focus puller: second unit
Emilio Pereda .... still photographer
Enrique Santiago Silguero .... second assistant camera
Ramón Sánchez .... steadicam
Manuel Álvarez .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mónica Ballesta .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Pablo Blanco Guzmán .... assistant editor
Laura Sánchez .... film scanner (as Laura Sanchez)
Other crew
Eduardo Albaladejo .... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment
Vicente Canales .... head of sales
Joan Coll .... production runner
Jo Gallagher .... production secretary
Helena Moreno Núñez .... development executive
Anna Oms .... documentation
Martin Samper .... making-of
Elena Serra .... development executive
Marta Sánchez .... production assistant
Anna Vilà .... script supervisor
Alejandro Oliete .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Películas para no dormir: Adivina quién soy" - Spain (original title)
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Spain:73 min

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Powerful tale that brings horror, emotion and a true tale together splendidly., 18 May 2012
Author: My_Opinion-245-920801 from United States

Truth be told I stumbled upon this flick by accident. I was bored flicking through my cable channels and thought the description was interesting. I could not have been more surprised at how well executed this movie was. A Real Friend is well written, acted out and directed.

The choices made by the director to focus on the child and slowly bring into focus the monsters and the child's connection and then its strength: was brilliant. The mother's sex drive was odd, but the story in general was a pleasant surprise. Their are some heavy weight monster's on display towards the end, I was thrilled to see it all the elements come together, the mother's sex drive, the father, the monster relationship is was magnificently filmed and written.

I would be remiss if I did not tell you in advance that this is only available with English subtitles, the primary language is Spanish. Works for me since I speak, write and talk it very well.

Final Word If you do not mind subtitles, this is a spectacular movie, which is part of a bigger package: 6 Films to Keep You Awake.

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