Madrid, 1987 (2011)

 |  Drama  |  12 October 2012 (USA)
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Two characters: old and young; teacher and pupil; man and woman. Four walls within which they conjure intellectualism, relive the profession (journalism), explore politics and discover each other.



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Alberto Ferreiro ...
Voz patio (voice)
Eduardo Antuña ...
Camarero Café Comercial
Francisco Risueño ...
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Miguel Castrejón ...
Camarero Café Comercial
Bárbara Lemus ...
Mujer autógrafo (as Bárbara de Lemus)
Gloria Rodríguez ...
Cliente Café Comercial
Ricardo Valverde ...
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Teresa Sánchez ...
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Sigfrid Monleón ...
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Madrid, 1987 a two-character story with a verbose discourse on writing, journalism, careerism, aging and politics. Shot mostly within a very constricted space, the story follows an older, celebrated journalist Miguel (José Sacristán) who meets the beautiful and coy journalism-student Angela (María Valverde) to give an interview - but becomes intent upon seducing her. They end up spending time in the most unusual manner ...discussing literature, prose and career trajectories ...gradually divulging little insights into their own selves as we start to understand the old journalist's cynicism and the young protégé's intentions. Written by Adnan R. Amin

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Madryt, 1987  »

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María Valverde was actually born in 1987 See more »


Miguel: I can only talk about myself, even when I'm taking about other people.
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Written by Irene Tremblay and David Trueba
Performed by Irene Tremblay
Arranged by Alberto Matesanz
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..this is twilight zone material
11 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Please, you can push some boundaries maybe some of the time... but this is beyond bizarre!! This beautiful, intelligent, young woman .. .. is going to get herself totally naked, pretty much just on the suggestion that she should.. winding up locked in a dingy bathroom for a whole day, sharing one dirty towel, with an old bag of nicotine laced Sacristán bones. And ya gotta buy into her doing all this, for really not so much any meaningful reason. If that's not enough in itself, she then incredibly winds up getting it on (literally) with him.. more than once!! And then as unfathomably as it all began, it ends abruptly with placement of doubt as towards the future. In just what universe is this all EVER going to remotely happen.

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