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The One-Handed Trick (2008)
"El truco del manco" (original title)

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El Langui ...
Cuajo (as Juan Manuel Montilla 'Langui')
Ovono Candela ...
Adolfo
Javier I. Bustamante ...
Chacho (as Javier Iglesias 'Gordo')
Elio Toffana ...
Galleta
Mala Rodríguez ...
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Juan Navarro ...
Marquitos
Joaquín Mbomio ...
Moisés
Fanny Gatibelza ...
Cristina
Alicia Orozco ...
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Abdelali El Aziz ...
Mohamed
Soufianne Ouaarab ...
Abdel
Rubén Castro ...
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Amadou Mactar ...
Gurú
Francesc Garrido ...
Policia Secreta
Diego Carrasco ...
Jesús
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Powerful, depressing
14 September 2009 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a strong drama set in a Barcelona tourists and probably many residents of that city never see. It takes place in and around a public housing project inhabited by Arabs, Africans, and Gypsies. The central character is a young handicapped man entranced by rap music. His best friend is an African who has a difficult relationship with the father he lives with, along with a persistent drug problem. Both of these people make their living through petty crime, but decide they will now hustle toward a goal: opening a rap music studio. Through trial and error, they almost do so, only to see their dream studio literally go up in smoke when they are falsely suspected by a local gangster of having robbed him. This film is a powerful, downbeat depiction of people who survive--but barely.


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