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Scandalous (2006)

¿Por qué se frotan las patitas? (original title)
A refreshing and extremely hilarious musical where a family who seems ordinary turns out to be highly dysfunctional. Three women from three generations all decide to abandon their homes on ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Àngels Aymar ...
Monje 2
José Begines ...
Camarero pub (as Pepe Begines)
Mercedes Bernal ...
Directora Residencia
Alexander Biggie ...
Guardia Civil 1
Daniel Casanovas ...
Empleado hotel (as Dani Casanovas)
Chico Parque 1
Carolina Castellano ...
Chica Parque
Diego Cachichi ...
Jefe de Policía
Carlus Fàbrega ...
Ciclista (as Carlos Fabregas)
Julia García ...
Pep García Pascual ...
Monje 1


A refreshing and extremely hilarious musical where a family who seems ordinary turns out to be highly dysfunctional. Three women from three generations all decide to abandon their homes on the same day; a grandmother who has a relation with her daughter's father in-law, a fed up mother who seeks guidance at a new age retreat and a rebellious daughter. To head it all is the family's distressed patriarch who must hire an eccentric detective to bring them back. Love, life and death are presented with rhythm and humor in this original comedy.

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Comedy | Musical



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24 November 2006 (Spain)  »

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Karim kizim ve annem  »

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Se ven venir
Written by Mario Díaz
Performed by Los Aslándticos
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Entertaining and fun musical comedy in which a grandmother escapes with some squats
14 July 2013 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

Musical tragicomedy dealing with couple relationships , family conflicts , squatters or Okupas , illness and old age . One day , Luis (Antonio Dechent) leave him all the women in his life . His daughter (Julia Garcia) , his wife (Marisol Membrillo) , and mother . Her mother (Lola Herrera) gets away with a few squatters (Raul Arevalo and William Miller)and one of them (Raul Arevalo) falls for her daughter . Luis surprisingly learns his father-in-law (Carlos Alvarez Novoa) is the secret lover of his mother . Luis has no choice but to try to find her , and for that reason hires Manolete (Manuel Morón), a detective so original in its methods and insightful . With the help of a picturesque eye private Luis will find her on the beach at Garraf, Sitges.

This amusiing picture packs drama , comedy , dances with intense sensuality including agreeable melodies . A film rich in stories, where love is the central theme seen from three points of view : youth, maturity and old age . Strange musical tragicomedy , the best of the movie are the choreographic numbers and known songs adapted in native model with roots in flamenco as pop as classic and Copla ; recreating the essence of the genre by body movements accompanying sensual melodies and lyrics . Regular and unbalanced, but gaining the sympathy almost at all times . Bad timing results to be the voice of the singers with the actors, it is less achieved . However , choreography is pretty well , following Emilio Martinez Lazaro's ¨El Otro Lado De La Cama" style and François Ozon' ¨Potiche¨ and ¨Eight Women¨ . The picture displays famous songs as ¨Asereje¨, from famous singers such as Andres Calamaro , Camilo Sesto , among others . Glamorous and colorful cinematography by Juan Carlos Gomez , filmed on location in Andalucia , Barcelona, Catalonia, Sitges, Barcelona . The motion picture was originally written and professionally directed by Alvaro Begines , in his first film , being his second titled ¨Un Mundo Cuadrado¨ . He is vocalist of a known Andaluz band called ¨No Me Pises Que Llevo Chanclas¨ .

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