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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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Martín
Javier Gutiérrez ...
Marcos
Nieve de Medina ...
Pilar (as Nieve De Medina)
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Hanna
Iván Martín ...
Pablito
Tim Frederic Quasi ...
Pablo
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Luisa
Aldo Sebastianelli ...
Tonino
Ángela del Salto ...
Mari Carmen (as Ángela Del Salto)
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José Cantero ...
Julian
José Carrasco ...
Chabolista
Sara Castro ...
Chica Escote
Enrique Cazorla ...
Policia Tren Español
Félix Cubero ...
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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. 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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'Carlos Iglesias', the director, writer and main actor of this film, is the son of Spaniards who migrated to Switzerland in the 60s and returned to Spain six years later. The movie is almost biographical, with Carlos Iglesias playing a character equivalent to his father. See more »

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Funny and beautiful
13 November 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

It was my first Spanish movie and I had no idea what to expect, but I'm so glad I chose it in the end, I found it so much more interesting and entertaining than the other movies i'm used to. I am definitely going to see if I can find some more of Carlos Iglesias - I absolutely loved him.

A wonderful movie, beautifully filmed, with light yet very effective humour. The actors are simply perfect, the story flows at the right pace, and you enjoy the movie from beginning to end. Offers a great contrast between the lives of the Spanish and the swiss in the 1960's. A Spanish must-see.


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