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La educación de las hadas (2006)

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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Nicolás
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Ingrid (as Irene Jacob)
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Sezar
Víctor Valdivia ...
Raúl (as Víctor Valvidia)
Jordi Bosch ...
Matarredona
Abdelaziz Arradi ...
Kateb
Bert Palmen
Glòria Roig ...
Luisa (as Gloria Roig)
Neuman ...
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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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A solid little film
20 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

I started watching this film with zero expectations.And,without being great,La Educación de las Hadas resulted to be a good little movie.Let's start with the positive elements.The performances are excellent.I think the best performances from this movie are made by Ricardo Darín and from the singer Bebe.Darín is an excellent actor but Bebe really surprised me with her performance.She showed being a very capable actress and I hope to see her on more movies.The screenplay is solid and the story it tells keeps the interest.Director José Luis Cuerda found a good tone for telling the story.An element which irritated me pretty much from this movie was the excessive cheap sentimentalism from some scenes.I think that moments took out some points to the movie.Another negative point is that some scenes feel a little bit boring.In spite of that,La Educación de las Hadas is a good film and I recommend it.


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