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Madrid, 1987 (2011)

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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Miguel
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Ángela
Ramon Fontserè ...
Luis
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Voz patio (voice)
Eduardo Antuña ...
Camarero Café Comercial
Francisco Risueño ...
Camarero Café Comercial
Miguel Castrejón ...
Camarero Café Comercial
Bárbara de Lemus ...
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Gloria Rodríguez ...
Cliente Café Comercial
Ricardo Valverde ...
Cliente Café Comercial
Teresa Sánchez ...
Cliente Café Comercial
Sigfrid Monleón ...
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Cliente Café Comercial
Soledad Osorio ...
Cliente Café Comercial
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Cliente Café Comercial (as Mª Luisa Osorio)
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Madrid, 1987 ...is 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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María Valverde was actually born in 1987 See more »

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Miguel: The worst part is everyone will imagine what we did here all this time, and we won't be able to tell the truth because it's too ridiculous.
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Mañana
Written by Irene Tremblay and David Trueba
Performed by Irene Tremblay
Arranged by Alberto Matesanz
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Had potential but pretentious and mostly boring
16 May 2015 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Had potential but pretentious and mostly boring.

Mardrid 1987 had heaps of potential: themes like the passing on of knowledge from generation to generation, experience vs youthful innovation, formula vs originality.

Yet, it just scratches the surface on these themes. Instead it is overly consumed with hearing an old guy bloviate on all kinds of meaningless, pretentious things.

The only saving grace is the girl who is stunningly beautiful and tempers some of the old guy's painful speeches. Unfortunately, she doesn't come any where near to balancing it out: he has about 90% of the dialogue... A much better movie would have been where she counters every in-my-day diatribe or senseless musing with some witticism of her own.

On that note, here's hoping to see Maria Velverde in many more movies. She is the only reason to watch this, ultimately.


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