A girl faces love and death.

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Camino
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Gloria (as Carmen Elias)
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José
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Nuria
Lola Casamayor ...
Tía Marita
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Inés
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Don Miguel Ángel
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Don Luis
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Mr. Meebles
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Claudia Otero ...
Begoña
Miriam Raya ...
Elena
Juanma Lara ...
Doctor Bernaola (as Juan Manuel Lara)
Alfonso Torregrosa ...
Doctor 1 Clínica Navarra
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Doctor 2 Clínica Navarra
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A girl faces love and death.

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Nerea Camacho was hesitant about cutting her hair for her role, but finally accepted, crying in the process. Javier Fesser, thanking her courage, cut his hair as well. See more »

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Camino: Why is God punishing me?
Gloria: Don't say that, love. We may not understand, but he's doing this because he loves you.
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Edited from Cinderella (1950) See more »

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Cigarrettes
Written by Lourdes Hernández (as Lourdes Hernández González)
Performed by Russian Red
©2008 by Lourdes Hernández González
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This movie was terrible
7 April 2009 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Having looked at some of the comments left by users about this movie I am not sure whether we saw the same movie.. the movie that i saw was so bad that i wanted to walk out after half an hour, except i was with someone and didn't want to upset them. the start of the movie - where the girl is on her deathbed, with family, hospital staff and clergy, got me interested. What had happened before ? why was she so sick ? etc. However, my attention soon waned as the movie refused to decide what it was. Was it a kid's movie ? well, it would certainly appeal to a female tween audience, i.e. things such as discovering boys, close relations with the father, etc, but graphically showing what happened in the operation. Did we really need to see inside her spine and that massive needle? The movie is confused by sub-plots and asides, such as the book she discovers - Mr Tweebly ?? - which could've played a much larger part in telling the story, but only gets a few mentions. And so out of context. It is like several different directors or editors just pasted scenes together, with no narrative or focus to push the story forward. The little girl was lovely, but sickly sweet in her demeanor, if her eyes widen once more in astonishment, i will scream. Everything that happened in the movie was signposted so blatantly that there was no surprise or anticipation, prime example being when her Dad dies in the car crash. Is the movie pro or anti-religion, it seems to be scathing in how religion can corrupt and divide families, but in the end all that the older sister does is put the 'unsuitable' book in the same cupboard as the more appropriate material. It said, at the end of the film, that it is based on a true story and that the person in question is waiting for beautification, so it is confusing as to the director's viewpoint. In summary, what looked like an interesting idea

  • looking back at the months before someone's death - was a hodgepodge


of confusion, stupid fantastical scenes where she chases mice and is chased by the guardian angel and supporting characters who are predictable and not very likable. The film tries to do too much and ends up being very little. A movie to recommend where a young girl is the protagonist, which involves fantasy and supernatural themes and is entertaining is Pan's Labyrinth,


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