A fourteen year old lad discovers his first love at the point of his pencil whilst drawing the portrait of a sickly but coquettish fifteen year old girl. In the neighbourhood an old ... See full summary »
A story about love deception, the return of the past, a tragedy, or even the violence contained in an everyday detail, appear themselves to push them towards the abyss, into the undeniable pleasure of losing control.
April, 1940. Manolo, 16 years old, and Jesus, who is just 8, are taken by their older brother Pepe, a lieutenant in the Army, to a sanatorium for children suffering from tuberculosis, ... See full summary »
Spain's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010. See more »
When Nicolás and Ángel Santiago are fleeing in the taxi while singing "Como fue", another car can be seen overtaking them in the inside shot. Just a second later, in the outside shot, the car is gone. See more »
David Trueba again turns from documentary work to fiction, and blends a degree of surrealism into this moving story of two criminals recently released from a Chilean Jail: one is searching for the wife who has abandoned him for a millionaire and one who wants this master safe breaker to join him in a complex heist.
The latter meets and falls in love with a mute girl, Victoria, who aspires to dance, and sets out to help her achieve her desire.
All the actors play their roles extremely well. Miranda Bodenhofer as Victoia is new to the screen having been discovered by Trueba when, after many auditions, he recalled a girl he had seen eighteen months earlier in a dance class when researching locations. She delivers a moving and delicate interpretation of her key tole as the main subject of the film.
Ricardo Darín as Nicolás Vergara Grey, a jaded criminal, is perfectly cast, and Abel Ayala playing Ángel Santiago, the bright ambitious youngster, adds an optimism to the plot that goes beyond the script.
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