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Road to Santiago (2009)

Al final del camino (original title)
Nacho's a photographer. Pilar, a journalist. They hate each other. But when they're sent to cover the story of Olmo, a guru who solves relationship crises of couples doing the pilgrimage to... See full summary »

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Nacho
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José
Diego Peretti ...
Olmo
Javier Mora ...
Antonio
Cristina Alcázar ...
Bea
Jorge Monje ...
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Arturo (as Luís Callejo)
Alberto Jo Lee ...
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Ma-Anne Valmeo ...
Sum
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Laura
Ana Milán ...
Inma
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Chica Restaurante 1
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Juanma Lara ...
Padre Laura
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Nacho's a photographer. Pilar, a journalist. They hate each other. But when they're sent to cover the story of Olmo, a guru who solves relationship crises of couples doing the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, they're forced to pretend to be a couple. In their 6-day adventure across Galicia, our two antagonists get mixed up in all kinds of ridiculous, hilarious and even romantic situations. Everyone knows that until you reach Santiago, anything can happen. Written by The Film Catalogue

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Comical as well as romantic comedy is loaded with irony , humor with tongue-in-cheek , jokes and fun
14 November 2014 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

Nice and funny Spanish comedy starred by good actors , including ridiculous situations , entertainment , amusement and with a distinctly Spanish sense of style . The story takes place in spring , Northern Spain , along Camino Santiago and everyone knows that until you reach Santiago, anything can happen . It is a diverting story about friends, and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-agreeable as well as complicated voyage . It covers the pilgrim route from Cebreiro to Santiago De Compostela where at the end of the movie the protagonists arrive and watch the wonderful cathedral . It deals with a peculiar couple, as Nacho (Fernando Tejero and Malena Alterio ,they have been coupled in two very famous TV comedy series , such as : La Que Se Avecina) , he's a photographer while Pilar is a reporter . They're forced to pretend to be a loving couple when their magazine managing editor assigns them a traveling assignment . They hate each other and seem to have an uncertain and troublesome future . The couple has to endure their different personalities to carry out the respective journey . As they're sent to cover the story of Olmo, a guru (Diego Peretti) who resolves relationship crises of couples doing the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela by a huge amount of money : 20.000 Euros . But then it appears José (Javier Gutiérrez) , Nacho's best friend , and the events get worse . In their 6-day adventure trip across Galicia they become involved into love , delusion , threesome and many other things . Later on , there appears her former boyfriend (Javier Calleja) and Pilar is still in love with him . Nothing should be taken at face-value ; nothing should be taken seriously .

Spanish comedy with humor , fun , entertaining situations and ordinary actors . Funny comedy with romantic touches here and there ; being full of entertainment , humor and sheer amusement . The main premise is the following : our two antagonists get mixed up in all kinds of absurd , hilarious and even romantic incidents . The principal issue about the continuous meetings and ongoings disagreements between the protagonists and their intertwined loves , it is so repetitive and that makes it a little boring . This is a slightly bemusing film with entertaining events , giggles , emotion and an agreeable love story . Humor is sometimes cheesy and gross-out with numerous picaresque situations such as sex jokes , profanities and absurd scenes . The film explores the relationship among a motley quartet and their triangular love story , being well played by known actors . However , it moves in fits and starts most of which would be desirable , with more traps the viewer resists any kind, and some moments of enjoyment and others quite a few embarrassing ; so, the tone of the film is light-hearted and the most part results to be rich in implausibilities and absurdities . This is a 2009 typical Spanish comedy with the customary ingredients such as enjoyable humor topped with a little bit of original touches here and there ; including mayhem , confusion , loving triangles and a lot of fun . The picture benefits a likable main cast such as Fernando Tejero , Malena Alterio ; besides , Diego Peretti , Luis Callejo , Irene Escolar who round out the protagonist duo . Special mention to Javier Gutierrez , as a pesky guy , he steals the show as as a crazed-sex man who often gets into trouble with his friend so that he can get to regain new lovers . The movie is played mostly for laughs as the boy get into scrapes trying to score with the girl . A few of the scenes are amusing , they elicit chuckles but no serious laughter . The picture attempts to spread optimism about the events of life , friendship and love , including its amusing sides . The roles in this film are all lovable despite being rather pathetic and silly .

The cinematography is glimmer as well as colorful and shows the beauty of the Camino and the marvelous city of Santiago De Compostela including its impressive cathedral . This evocative photography was well made by a good cameraman called by Juan Antonio Castaño who has photographed various films of filmmaker Roberto Santiago . Atmospheric musical score , adding catching songs that protagonists sing while they are walking . The motion picture was professionally written and directed by Robert Santiago . He is an expert comedy director such as ¨Hombres Felices¨, ¨Club De Suicidas¨ , ¨El Penalti Mas Largo Del Mundo¨, ¨El Sueño De Ivan¨ , ¨Solo Para Dos¨ , and this ¨Al final del Camino¨ ; many of them starred by his fetish actor , Fernando Tejero .


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