MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,750 this week

Cinco metros cuadrados (2011)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 375 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 5 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 3 titles
created 17 Oct 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 11 Jan 2013
 
a list of 10 titles
created 24 May 2013
 
a list of 4329 titles
created 23 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cinco metros cuadrados (2011)

Cinco metros cuadrados (2011) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cinco metros cuadrados.
8 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

La que se avecina (TV Series 2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The inhabitants of the block of relatively luxurious flats. Follow the problems faced by those living together in Spain, the Spanish property bubble, and the hardships faced by young people... See full summary »

Stars: Ricardo Arroyo, Pablo Chiapella, José Luis Gil
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Rafael is the best salesman in the biggest department store of Madrid. He is a fascinating man; all his colleagues fell in love with him. He tries to live a high-standard life. He is ... See full summary »

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Guillermo Toledo, Mónica Cervera, Enrique Villén
Cousinhood (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three cousins travel to the village where they spent summer vacations as kids.

Director: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Inma Cuesta, Raúl Arévalo
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Set in 1973 Spain, a struggling encyclopedia salesman and his wife take advantage of an offer to make adult films. The act turns him into an aspring legit filmmaker and her into an international sex symbol.

Director: Pablo Berger
Stars: Javier Cámara, Candela Peña, Juan Diego
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young trapeze artist must decide between her lust for Sergio, the Happy Clown, or her affection for Javier, the Sad Clown, both of whom are deeply disturbed.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang
Common Wealth (2000)
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Julia finds 300 million pesetas hidden in a dead man's house while selling an apartment. She's a 40-ish real estate agent now forced to face the wrath of a very peculiar community (of ... See full summary »

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Carmen Maura, Eduardo Antuña, María Asquerino
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A hopeless goalkeeper must stop the world's most awaited penalty.

Director: Roberto Santiago
Stars: Fernando Tejero, María Botto, Marta Larralde
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In Brétema, on the Atlantic coast, there was a time when networks of smuggling, drug trafficking converted, achieved so much influence that they were close to control everything: social ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Cuerda
Stars: Juan Diego, Quim Gutiérrez, Miguel Ángel Silvestre
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An out-of-work publicist who suffers an accident looks to sell the exclusive interview rights to the highest bidder in an attempt to provide for his family.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: José Mota, Salma Hayek, Blanca Portillo
7 Virgins (2005)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

It is summertime in a blue-collar, marginal district of a city in the South of Spain. Tano, a teenager currently serving a sentence in a juvenile reform center, is given a 48-hour leave to ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Rodríguez
Stars: Juan José Ballesta, Iride Fontana, Javier Berger
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two young Spanish men, with a university education, are tired of unemployment and decide to move to Germany. But soon they will find out that finding a better living is not as easy as they expected.

Director: Nacho G. Velilla
Stars: Blanca Suárez, Yon González, Javier Cámara
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Juanito is an actor who went to New York to succeed. Years have passed, has not achieved the success they expected, and now life working on what can be gained. One day arrives to visit his ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Torregrossa
Stars: Javier Cámara, Raúl Arévalo, Tammy Blanchard
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Tejero ...
Alex
...
Virginia
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba ...
Montañés
Manuel Morón ...
Arganda
Jorge Bosch ...
Toño
Enric Benavent ...
Jaime
Lola Moltó ...
María Jesús
...
Nacho
Pep Ricart ...
Jefe de Álex
Paco Sarro ...
Carlos
Sara Juárez ...
Olga
Carles Sanjaime ...
Jose Mari (as Carles San Jaime)
Paula Bares ...
Charo
...
Laura
Sergio Caballero ...
Abogado joven
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

new year's eve | christmas | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 November 2011 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Five Square Meters  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The featured home address is fictitious - zip code 08340 does not exist. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: 11-11-11 (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A film about Impotence
30 January 2013 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

5 Metros Cuadrados (2011), shows a case among thousands of the corruption, speculation, lack of justice, absurd, obscenity, greed and despair you can sadly find into the process of buying a house in Spain, specially during this last decade.

The film is focused on an ordinary couple that wants to get married and buy the house where they will live for many years. The movie depicts a picture of Spain itself in this economic crises, and for this select a medium class man with an average odd job in a warehouse, very well played by Fernando Tejero, and a medium class woman with another average odd job in a shop played by Malena Alterio, in another good performance. In this couple we can see a very interesting stage of their relationship, already withered, it feels self convincing in general, and in many moments is about to explode but at the same time they don't want to abandon their comfort area. With these circumstances they decide to buy a house.

Spoiler: I could say the film results a great portrait of all this drama and social consequences, but just until its first hour approximately. Until that point the film is convincing and drama runs logical, real and very good detailed, but from that point it feels the director is in a rush for an ending and there is a not very natural turn in Fernando Tejero's character (Alejandro). Then some awkward action comes in, including the disappointing presence of the police, which means a decrease of quality, unfortunately like in most of Spanish movies, and another awkward attempt of having a specific end, which is a pity, usually these cases vanish into oblivion, and this could have been a better end, but in the case of a fatal or sudden end, something different, at least with more care, should have been done.

I want to stand out the scene where the couple have an appointment with a woman from the real state company of the troubled house, it shows the way all corporations put obstacles and labyrinths and at the same time these people (like the agency woman) have to deal with their own role into the company mixed with the angry customers there and their own perspective, sometimes totally agree with the customers, showing this deep frustration and big absurd, or in one word, impotence.

I give a 6/10 to this film because of that part beyond the hour and some other little mistakes, but all in all it really deserves a watch.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Cinco metros cuadrados (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?