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The Education of Fairies (2006)
"La educación de las hadas" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  23 June 2006 (Spain)
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In a time of crisis, a young boy tries to make sense of the fine line between fantasy and reality in this drama from Spain. Nicolas (Ricardo Darin) is a toy designer who has married Ingrid ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nicolás
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Ingrid
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Sezar
Víctor Valdivia ...
Raúl
Jordi Bosch ...
Matarredona
Abdelaziz Arradi
Bert Palmen
Glòria Roig ...
Luisa (as Gloria Roig)
Neuman ...
Rachid
Miquel Gelabert
Albert Pérez ...
Celador
Harris Gordon
Hans Richter
Magali Mestre
Carles Arquimbau
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In a time of crisis, a young boy tries to make sense of the fine line between fantasy and reality in this drama from Spain. Nicolas (Ricardo Darin) is a toy designer who has married Ingrid (Irene Jacob), a scientist studying birds who has been raising her son Raul (Victor Valdivia) on her own since her husband was killed while serving in Iraq. Nicolas and Raul develop a close bond, and when the boy asks his new step-father about why his dad died, he tells the youngster stories about the fairies that be believed guided the world when he was a boy. Nicolas also shows Raul the shack he built in the woods where he used to go when he was troubled as a kid. While Nicolas's relationship with Ingrid falls apart, he remains close to Raul. One night, Nicolas befriends Sezar (Bebe), a clerk at a grocery store who is beaten when her unscrupulous boss is attacked by a gang of toughs while driving her home. With nowhere else for her to stay, Nicolas takes Sezar back to his shack so she can get a ... Written by AnonymousB

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Music by Lucio Godoy
Lyrics by Bebe
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Sweet but funny movie
7 November 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to catch this film in premiere at the Latin American film festival in Brussels the other night, and I must say I was impressed with the power of such a 'sweet' movie. Other movies in the festival were e.g. Babel, with Brad Pitt, so although at first I was quite sceptical about this festival and La Educación de las hadas, this turns out to be unnecessary

I'm not going into detail so I won't post any spoilers, but if you are in doubt of seeing this one, I'd say go for it, you'll like it don't expect a lot of action though, but funny conversations combined with a powerful love story.


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