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25 Carat (2008)

25 kilates (original title)
A young girl, who is a thief, and her crooked dad, who is in trouble, get attached to a debt collector whose life is in turmoil too. Together they hatch a plan to solve their problems.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francesc Garrido ...
Abel
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Kay
Manuel Morón ...
Sebas
Joan Massotkleiner ...
Garro (as Joan Massot Kleiner)
Héctor Colomé ...
Pardo
Montserrat Salvador ...
Madre de Abel
Ignasi Abadal ...
Padre de Abel
Maria Lanau ...
Rocío
Ferran Terraza ...
Manel
Francisco Torrente ...
Chema
Marc García ...
Hijo de Abel
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Señor Costa
Carolina Montoya ...
Nelly
Oriol Tarrasón ...
Tipo Audi (as Oriol Tarrason)
Meritxell Santamaria ...
Belén
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A young girl, who is a thief, and her crooked dad, who is in trouble, get attached to a debt collector whose life is in turmoil too. Together they hatch a plan to solve their problems.

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Operata in the Club
Written by C. Benítez, C. Guervera and E. Castillo
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Gritty, lyric roller coaster - an unexpected treat
31 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in Catalan with no subtitles in an art house in Barcelona. I had no expectations; I went in blind by pure chance.

Usually a critic of Spanish films and its celebration of the mediocre, I fell in love with this film.

The main characters are Abel and Kay, though you don't find that out easily. In my notes, I just refer to him as "creepy guy" till I do find out his name. And indeed, the film begins with a creepy guy and a bad girl. Why should I follow them on their journey? Because they are as riveting as their journey.

It takes you on a roller coaster ride that you don't want to get off. Emotional, suspenseful, and disorienting, its unique sense of rhythm keeps you uncomfortable and heavy with anticipation - but of what you have no idea.

This film needs to be picked up for broader distribution. Even in Spain, it wasn't well-known. Come on, Lions Gate or Miramax.


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