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Set in Catalonia, Painless weaves two stories: in one, starting during the Spanish Civil War and running through to the '60s, an asylum attempts to rehabilitate children who feel no pain, ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ilias Stothart ...
Benigno niño
Mot Harris Dunlop Stothart ...
Benigno adolescente (as Mot Stothart)
Dr. Holzmann
Ramon Fontserè ...
Dr. Carcedo
Sílvia Bel ...
Bea Segura ...
Juan Diego ...
Adán Martel mayor
Adán Martel joven
Àngels Poch ...
Clara Martel
Bruna Montoto ...
Inés niña
Inés adolescente


Set in Catalonia, Painless weaves two stories: in one, starting during the Spanish Civil War and running through to the '60s, an asylum attempts to rehabilitate children who feel no pain, by teaching them physical suffering. In the second, in the present time, a brilliant neurosurgeon who needs a bone marrow transplant, discovers this dark past when he searches for his biological parents. Written by Authors

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€3,520,000 (estimated)

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Weak and emotionless narrative
17 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The trailer was excellent and the first 20 or so minutes .

Yet the storytelling is far from being perfect - no emotional connection can be established with any of the personages and the only good acting performances were the ones of the children.

Although the cinematography was not bad the film would potentially bore its viewers .

The film is extremely slow paced as well and since the character development is pretty much not existent one could hardly appreciate the story.

The cover art is very misleading as well - as one may come to the conclusion that the film would offer a coming-of-age narrative .

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