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Crossing Borders (2006)
"Un franco, 14 pesetas" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  5 May 2006 (Spain)
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Spain 1960, the dawn of the country's economic development. Industrial "reorganization" means that many workers have lost their jobs and are forced to emigrate. Martin is one of them. ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Javier Gutiérrez ...
Nieve de Medina ...
Pilar (as Nieve De Medina)
Iván Martín ...
Tim Frederic Quasi ...
Aldo Sebastianelli ...
Ángela del Salto ...
Mari Carmen (as Ángela Del Salto)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simone Boss ...
Profesora Jóvenes
José Cantero ...
José Carrasco ...
Sara Castro ...
Chica Escote
Enrique Cazorla ...
Policia Tren Español
Félix Cubero ...
Trabajador 2


Spain 1960, the dawn of the country's economic development. Industrial "reorganization" means that many workers have lost their jobs and are forced to emigrate. Martin is one of them. Martin, his wife Pilar and their son Pablito live with Mart'n's parents in a basement apartment that comes with their job as superintendents of the building. Encouraged by Marcos, his friend and co-worker, Martin decides to emigrate to Switzerland. The whole family has to admit that for the time being this is the most promising plan. Unable to obtain a work contract from the Swiss Consulate, Martin and Marcos decide to go anyway, pretending they are tourists to get past the border police. Pablito will experience drastic changes in a short period of time: his father's departure, a new way of life in a different country with a different environment and learning another language. But afterwards, in Switzerland, they will face new experiences which will allow them to live with renewed happiness. Written by AnonymousB

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Un franco, 14 pesetas  »

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Poignant narration of life as an immigrant
23 March 2007 | by (Miami, FL, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this touching film last year when I was in Spain. I highly recommend it - moving story , luscious scenery, realistic situations, sensitive characters, all in unforgettable film! Portrays the life of immigrants and how torn one can be between one's new country and one's past life..... The main actor understood this very well because he directed the film which I believe was based on his own experiences as a child. It won several Goya awards in Spain. Many people who have left their country for a better life will be able to identify with this film. My heart was aching somewhat when I left the theater and I even wished the characters all the best!

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