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In Your Absence (2008)
"En tu ausencia" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  23 December 2008 (USA)
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A fatherless boy whose fixation on a mysterious stranger leads him blindly into a tragedy that is to mark him for life.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francisco Alfonsin ...
Paco
Pedro Salido Saborido ...
Adult Pablo
Gonzalo Sánchez Salas ...
Pablo Benitez
Anabel Azuar ...
Pablo's Mother
Ana Tutor ...
Julia
Antonio J. Atienza Sánchez ...
The Postman
Acensio Salas Suárez ...
The Mechanic
Juanjo Galiardo ...
Pablo's Father
Luis Vargas Gómez ...
Luis - the Mechanic's Son
Luis Valle Romero ...
Town Child / Swimming Boy #1
Tomás Benitez Soto ...
Town Child / Swimming Boy #2
Irene Rodriguez Ripoll ...
Town Child
Cristina González Benítez ...
Town Child
Erico Ramos Fernández ...
Older Town Child
Paola Pablo Nogales Doña ...
Older Town Child
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13-year-old Pablo is a quiet, lonely boy with a troubled past. His only friend is Julia, a shameless 15-year-old girl who is more than willing to help Pablo with his transition from childhood to adolescence, and give him some advice on sex, love and life in general. On a quiet country road just outside of the village, Pablo meets Paco, an oddly calm, well dressed stranger whose car just broke down. Nevertheless, he seems more interested in the boy than fixing his problem. At first Pablo maintains a cautious distance from the stranger, vaguely heeding his fellow villagers' advice to keep his distance. However, the boy's subconscious quest to find understanding of his dark past and guilt makes him lose all of his protective layers. He sees a new friend in Paco; someone he can open up to and feel valued by almost like a replacement father. As Pablo's affection grows for the man, he is unknowingly and blindly being lead toward a tragedy that will scar him for life Written by Tiny Sumo Entertainment

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A betrayal that ended a childhood.

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The most professional indie film I have seen.
9 March 2010 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

I read a so-called 'review' below, which seems inspired by some bizarre personal grudge, rather than lucidity. Better they stick to 'Spiderman', and leave indie reviews for others. I have followed the course of this spectacularly beautiful film since it first came out. But just sticking to facts: I doubt the film would have been selected over tens of thousands of other films in the most important festivals of the world, if it had been 'amateur'! What a silly comment. Seattle, Vancouver, Palm Springs, it was voted one of the top films in Vancouver. Reviews have been outstanding right across the board, by professional critics in various countries. What is most striking about the film is the amazing naturalness of the acting, which they all refer to. So when one refers to 'skit' level acting, it is clear they are either an envious failed director, or have another agenda. The screenplay itself is one of the most sensitive portrayals of youth I have come across, full of subtleties, which, yes, I can see some more 'hollywood-style' persons might not catch on to. Well done Mr Noel, and ignore the sub-standard reviews like the one below. IMDb is a free and very 'popular' medium where the lowest minds even try to contribute. If the trailer is anything to go by, his second film looks to be even more promising. I'll leave you with what they said on the films first showing: 'Director Noel shoots the gloriously sunlit countryside around the village of Jerez with the eye of a painter while showing his expertise at playing with audience expectations. It is this sure-handed way with what turns out to be a surprising narrative, the naturalism of the local townspeople in their first acting roles, and the almost dangerous sensuality of the cinematography, that marks In Your Absence as a very impressive first film.'


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