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Brecha (2009)

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A particularly vivid and realistic portrayal of the emotional rupture between a father recently released from jail and his 12 year-old son, following a dark family tragedy that no one has strength enough to confront.

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Francisco Alfonsin ...
Andrés
José Ramón Lafita ...
José Ramón
Lola Mendoza ...
Abuela
Maica Sánchez Caballero ...
Mujer destrozada (as Maica Sanchez)
Benito Cordero ...
Marido Mujer
Carmen Caro Quiñones ...
Niña Estraña
Manuel Pazos ...
Dani
Victoria Romero de Torre ...
Camarera
Asencio Salas ...
Juan
Maribel Chica ...
Marisa
José Muñoz ...
Entrenador fútbol
Francisco García Bueno ...
Anciano
María Teresa Cano ...
Amigas de Abuela
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Brecha is a particularly vivid and realistic portrayal of the emotional rupture between a father recently released from jail and his 12 year old son, following a dark family tragedy that no one has strength enough to confront. Herself victim of the same in-communication, the boys grandmother tries her level best at normalizing their lives. However, not counting on the fathers incapacity at forgetting the past, and his sons increasingly peculiar behaviour. All three of them awkwardly attempt to plug the rift, only to worsen the situation with every try, leading them slowly to the brink of a new and permanent - disaster. Written by Anonymous

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For the 'dead cat' scene, the cat (whose real name was Satan, and for the exact reasons mentioned by the boy in the film), was given a little dose of tranquilizer by the vet for the scene. But, famously lazy, the cat took this opportunity to sleep for a further 4 hours. He was entirely asleep for the next 'your cat smells' scene (deleted in shorter version). See more »

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A must see.
7 December 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I had the privilege of seeing this excellent film with a friend of the Director who had been sent a copy. I knew nothing of the plot or the Director and his style and was totally absorbed from start to finish. I don't profess to be a well viewed film critic but, in my humble opinion, this film is cleverly conceived and executed. The acting and direction is raw and the storyline develops with snippets of comedy to lighten the way whilst tackling a difficult subject. The Director brilliantly plays on the viewers assumptions and has somehow created a piece of genius on (I believe) a negative budget. He highlights the damage that can be done through lack of communication profoundly. Why the 9 and not 10? Purely due to a handful of spelling mistakes in the English subtitles - if I were fluent in Spanish I'm sure it would be a 10. I would highly recommend watching this very thought provoking and moving film.


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