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El dios de madera (2010)

Yao (Madi Diocou) and Moroccan Rachid (Soufiane Ouaarab) arrive illegally in Valencia, Spain, and separate. Yao sells pirated DVDs in the street and wanders disconsolately around the barrio... See full summary »
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Ángela Castilla ...
Chon
Madi Diocou ...
Yao
Alba Ferrara
Empar Ferrer
Nuria Herrero ...
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Lola Moltó ...
Reme
Soufianne Ouaarab ...
Rachid
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María Luisa
Julio Salvi ...
Paco
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Yao (Madi Diocou) and Moroccan Rachid (Soufiane Ouaarab) arrive illegally in Valencia, Spain, and separate. Yao sells pirated DVDs in the street and wanders disconsolately around the barrio until he glimpses divorcee Maria Luisa (Marisa Paredes) working in her boutique. High-strung and irritable, Maria lives with her gay son, Rober (Nao Albet), who, like many other things in life, is a disappointment to her. Rachid, meanwhile, is doing just fine working as a hairstylist in a beauty salon; Rober is hopelessly in love with him. When Yao starts sleeping in Rober's flat, a confrontation between him and Maria suddenly becomes inevitable, and when it comes, what could have been an embarrassment is actually handled with grace. Written by lament

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Amateurish work from a talentless hack
11 June 2011 | by (Peru) – See all my reviews

For those who doesn't know him, Vicente Molina Foix is terrible, talentless writer that got some internet infamy due to a completely biased, snobbish and poorly written "article" bashing the animation and comics, talking about how those art forms are "inferior" to the literature and live-action cinema.

Of course, since Mr. Molina Foix knows a lot about the "superior" forms of art, I was expecting to be this movie to be, incredibly good, or at least, somewhat interesting. Well, It wasn't. "El dios de madera" is a puerile, amateurish mishmash of many clichés previously seen in many other movies, being stale and uninspired, dealing with "serious" and "important" themes in the most shallow and bland way that anybody could imagine.

As you might guess, on top of everything else this makes "El dios de madera" unspeakably boring and forgettable.

"El dios de madera" it's just another vanity project that merely uses the problems of the modern world in a manipulative, trite way. Just like movies as "Crash", or "21 Grams","Slumdog Millonaire" or "Babel". But at least, I can recognize some elements of greatness, and artistic vision on those works. There is nothing of that in this movie.

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