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Childish Games (2012)
"Dictado" (original title)

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Dictado (aka Childish Games) tells the story of a childless couple, Daniel and Laura, both teachers... See full synopsis »

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Daniel
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Laura
Mágica Pérez ...
Julia
Marc Rodríguez ...
Mario
Àgata Roca ...
Luisa
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Beatriz
Cristina Azofra ...
Clara
Adrián Bermúdez ...
Daniel niño
Pedro Muiño ...
Mario niño
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Alfonso
Dolors Tuneu ...
Chus
Maria Pau Pigem ...
Doctora Moreno
Carles Prats ...
Oriol
Celia Rico ...
Canguro
Txitxu Llamas ...
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Dictado (aka Childish Games) tells the story of a childless couple, Daniel and Laura, both teachers... See full synopsis »

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9 March 2012 (Spain)  »

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Good Thriller
11 September 2012 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

I liked Dictado! The story is very good (Sergi Belbel is one of the most talented writers/directors in Catalonia), the acting is too, specially Juan Diego Boto and the kid. I find it specially scary when the monster is a child, because they are capable of huge cruelty (in fiction?!) and pretend they are so innocent and harmless. I like how it dwells in the supernatural, and specially how it portrays the masculine fear to be robbed of their wife's love by a son/daughter. This is not a very common theme in cinema, maybe because it is not politically correct, but very realistic: father jealousy towards their own kids. How children are seen as strange intruders disrupting home harmony, transforming their mothers (wives) into obsessive, alienated monsters. The movie is well ploted, dialogs are crisp and realistic, and it got my attention from beginning to end. Good film.


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