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José Corbacho (writer)
Juan Cruz (writer)
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25 April 2008 (Spain) See more »
A young victim of bullying at school realizes that even the adult world is dominated by fear similar to his own. He pays a high price when he decides to fight back. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Eduardo Garé ... Gabriel
Eduardo Espinilla ... Guille

Elvira Mínguez ... Merche

Antonio de la Torre ... Joaquín

Lluís Homar ... Guillermo
Paz Padilla ... Magdalena
Frank Crudele ... Silvano
Blanca Apilánez ... Tutora
Ariadna Gaya ... Carla
Javier Bódalo ... Chape
Gorka Zubeldia ... Leo
Albert Baulies ... Jan
Carla Tous ... Ruth

Francisco Vidal ... Bedel
Jordi Boixaderas ... Javier

Blanca Suárez ... Redactora

José Ángel Egido ... Jefe de Joaquín
Facu Pérez Rodríguez ... Alumno Ecuaciones
Alejandro Martínez ... Alumno gordi
María Morales ... Profesora de mates

Maite Sandoval ... Profesora sociales
Jorge Ortega ... Profesor Ciencias

Maria Molins ... Terapeuta Gabriel
Peter Koo ... Psicólogo Guille
Patricia Arredondo ... Criada
Javier Insa ... Adolfo
Mariola Fuster ... Julia
Joan Carles Carbí ... Padre 4
Gemma Martínez ... Madre 2
Pilar Arcas ... Madre 3
Eli Iranzo ... Madre 4
Jordi Petit ... Padre 1
Diego García ... Padre 2
Joaquín Fernández ... Padre 3
Josep Tomàs ... Policía 2
Esther Ortega ... Rubia Escotada
Sergi Polar Maldonado ... Amigo de Guille
Daniel Medrán ... Profesor (as Dani Medrán)
Elisenda Castellón ... Mujer Adolfo
Joan Bertran ... Marido Julia

Directed by
José Corbacho 
Juan Cruz 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
José Corbacho  writer
Juan Cruz  writer
Joe Lewis  translation

Produced by
Juan Carlos Caro .... executive producer
José Corbacho .... associate producer
Juan Cruz .... associate producer
Carlos Fernández .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... producer
Alberto Marini .... co-executive producer
Tadeo Villalba hijo .... producer
Original Music by
Pablo Sala 
Cinematography by
David Omedes 
Film Editing by
David Gallart 
Casting by
Pep Armengol 
Production Design by
Balter Gallart 
Set Decoration by
Mariona Roigé 
Costume Design by
María Engo 
Makeup Department
Pepa Navas .... makeup department head
Francesc Ruíz .... hair department head
Production Management
Teresa Gefaell .... production manager
Laia Gómez .... production assistant
Carla Pérez de Albéniz .... line producer
Jesús L. Pérez Villar .... post-production manager
Eva Taboada .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pepo Alba .... second assistant director
Inés Lugo .... second second assistant director
Emilio Martínez-Borso .... daily assistant director
Marc Rial .... additional third assistant director
Carlos Rosal .... second second assistant director
Fernando Sánchez-Izquierdo .... first assistant director (as Fernando Izquierdo)
Art Department
Chan Canelo .... artist painter
Montse Soler .... property master
Sound Department
Marta Durruti .... boom operator
Yvonne Miralles .... foley recordist
Marc Orts .... re-recording mixer
Natxo Ortúzar .... sound recordist
Jaume Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby
Oriol Tarragó .... supervising sound editor
Giannie Tognarelli .... wildsound recordist
Edgar Vidal .... sound effects editor
Erik Vidal .... foley artist
Kiku Vidal .... foley artist
Nacho Ybarra .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Quico Noizeux .... digital compositor
Sandra Picher .... visual effects coordinator
Antonio Higueruelo .... action coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Javier Alomar .... focus puller
Salva Castellarnau .... key grip
Josu Cejuela .... electrician
Jordi Joaní .... gaffer
Josep Llopart .... electrician
Xavier Méndez .... electrician
Eduard Roigé .... second assistant camera
Ramón Sánchez .... steadicam
Blai Tomàs .... video assist
Casting Department
Anabel Pereda .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Desirée Guirao .... costume assistant
Aurora Pedredo .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Quique Cañadas .... digital intermediate colorist: inserts
Manolo Millán .... color timer
Martí Roca .... assistant editor
Music Department
Marc Blanes Matas .... music mixer
Guy Wenger .... music mixer
Other crew
Eduardo Albaladejo .... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment
Mikel Baron .... content supervisor
Anna Ubach Font .... production secretary
Goyo Gámez .... first production assistant
Lara Isabel Gómez .... making-of director
Laura Hernández .... script supervisor
Enric Llopis .... cashier
Carlos López-Martín de Blas .... legal advisor (as Carlos López Martín de Blas)
Amèlia Mora .... development executive
Noemi Oliete .... production coordinator
María Parrón .... head of business & legal affairs (as Maria Parrón)
Martin Samper .... making-of
Martin Samper .... marketing and promotion
Albert Val .... story editor
Manel Vicaria .... press and promotion
Luis San Narciso .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Cobardes" - Spain (original title)
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Argentina:89 min
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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Daily fears and loneliness, 29 April 2008
Author: anna-39 from Europe

Only last week a friend said that school-time bullying in preadolescence or adolescence leaves a scar for a life-time. To be bullied in a phase in life when you are full of insecurities and your self-esteem and self-image are just shaping themselves, to be bullied by your peers is a terrible burden. It's a cowardly act by cowards who make their best to make you a coward.

Cobardes is not a happy movie. It is not an easy movie. It has quite a pessimistic under-tone that reflects our time of disconnected families and media violence. It has no winners and a plenty of losers. There is no black and white here but a general sense of shades of depressive grey. It manages to avoid cheap moralism and unnecessary preaching and instead delivers a conclusion that we all fear for something/someone and we are all ready to misuse power over those that are vulnerable to us.

Cobardes might not be as fresh, small and beautiful as the previous movie by the directors. It's much more a product, professionally made and very well acted that might lack in passion but gives food for though. The (inner) world of adolescents is always a mystery not only to themselves but to the people around them. The script has its flaws and imperfections but that is overruled by the impressive work by the actors, especially the young ones. They manage to give a face and presence to some uneasy feelings and play well with our sympathies. The movie has rhythm and a polemic, but excellent ending. It is not a masterpiece and doesn't pretend to be that but it is one of the very few, if any, well done movies on a difficult and merging theme that hopefully connects with the young audience and makes them reflect on this issue.

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