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12 October 2012 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)
José Sacristán ... Miguel

María Valverde ... Ángela
Ramon Fontserè ... Luis
Alberto Ferreiro ... Voz patio (voice)
Eduardo Antuña ... Camarero Café Comercial
Francisco Risueño ... Camarero Café Comercial
Miguel Castrejón ... Camarero Café Comercial
Bárbara Lemus ... Mujer autógrafo (as Bárbara de Lemus)
Gloria Rodríguez ... Cliente Café Comercial
Ricardo Valverde ... Cliente Café Comercial
Teresa Sánchez ... Cliente Café Comercial
Sigfrid Monleón ... Cliente Café Comercial

Isabelle Stoffel ... Cliente Café Comercial
Soledad Osorio ... Cliente Café Comercial
María Luisa Osorio ... Cliente Café Comercial (as Mª Luisa Osorio)

Directed by
David Trueba 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Trueba 

Produced by
Jessica Berman .... producer (as Jessica Huppert Berman)
Cinematography by
Leonor Rodríguez 
Film Editing by
Marta Velasco 
Set Decoration by
Laura Renau 
Costume Design by
Laura Renau 
Makeup Department
Shai Bercovich .... make-up and hair
José Carlos González .... make-up and hair
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ignacio Gabasa .... assistant director
Art Department
Gracia Artigas .... graphic design (as Graciela Artiga)
Manuel Luca de Tena .... art: paintings
José Luis Terrón .... construction coordinator
Fernando Ganchala Tipantiza .... assistant decorator
Sound Department
Álex F. Capilla .... foley artist
Dani Fontrodona .... location adr
Eduardo G. Castro .... supervising sound editor
Ana Belén Martín .... sound post production
Nacho Royo-Villanova .... foley mixer
Nacho Royo-Villanova .... sound re-recording mixer
Álvaro Silva Wuth .... sound (as Álvaro Silva)
Visual Effects by
Santiago Villa .... visual effects (as Santi Villa)
Camera and Electrical Department
José Latova .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Adriana López Fernández .... assistant colorist
Miguel Tejerina .... color timer
Music Department
Alberto Matesanz .... musician: piano
Jacobo Villalba .... musician: violoncello
Other crew
Laurent Boyé .... publicist (as Laurent Boye)
Sonia Escribano .... production assistant
Tony Gray .... translations
María Revenga .... production assistant
Laia Vidal .... production assistant
Luis Alegre .... thanks
Beatriz Collado .... thanks
Clara Echevarrieta .... thanks
Irene Escolar .... thanks
Dani Fontrodona .... thanks
Álvaro Gutiérrez .... thanks
Cristina Huete .... thanks
Javier Lafuente .... thanks
Mabel Ordóñez .... thanks
Juan José Otegui .... thanks
Amparo Pascual .... thanks
Claudia Pérez Esteban .... thanks
Javier Rebollo .... thanks
Pilar Revuelta .... thanks
Ana Risueño .... thanks
Joaquín Risueño .... thanks
Martín Romero .... thanks
Miguel Ángel Rueda Gárgoles .... thanks
Fernando Trueba .... thanks
Javier Trueba .... thanks
Jesús Trueba .... thanks
Jonás Trueba .... thanks
Manuela Vellés .... thanks
Gabriela Villecco .... thanks

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105 min (approx.)
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María Valverde was actually born in 1987See more »
Miguel:Meeting people you admire is the first step towards not admiring them any more. You can only admire bodies and dead people. What's inside is dirty, rotten, untidy. It's better no to go in.See more »
MañanaSee more »


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17 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
The Breakfast Club for people with something to prove., 13 January 2013
Author: RollandsOwn from Mexico

I bet a lot pretentious old perverts just like the shriveled old geyser in this movie in spend hours fantasizing about such an encounter. It's a movie that, like its own characters, thinks it's a world apart, even though topic of a may/December relationship has been done to death. Maybe someone should do a story about an older woman and a younger man for a change.

Granted, the dialog is well crafted, but loses its effectiveness when it comes out of the mouth of a character that despite being articulate and well-read, reminds me of a horny Abe Simpson: Extremely old and bored and always willing to give his opinion and life story to anyone who'll listen. But he's also narcissistic and every response he makes to anyone he talks to is interpreted as an opportunity to display his enormous vocabulary and encyclopedic wisdom.

The characters do have some interesting things to say, but they also talk through a variety of topics like they're crossing off a European-art-film-essentials checklist, obviously namedropping writers, artists and poets every step of the way, making me think that the movie was made mostly to stroke the Director's ego and those of his circle of artist friends.

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