Manolo's life is in crisis: his marriage is failing, his relationship with his two children is not great,and he hates his monotonous job. However, everything changes when Antonio, a 15-... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Kamchatka (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The film is seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, Harry (Matías del Pozo), who does not know that Argentina's 1976 coup d'état is impacting his life. After witnessing the "... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Cecilia Roth, Héctor Alterio
On Probation (2005)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Mariano Is a psychologist who must fulfill community service after losing a lawsuit by a traffic accident. He is forced to provide therapeutic support to Alfredo, a policeman depressed over... See full summary »

Director: Damián Szifrón
Stars: Diego Peretti, Luis Luque, Óscar Ferreiro
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Madrid, post-Spanish Civil War. Sisters Hortensia and Pepita are involved with an underground guerrilla movement. Hortensia is captured and forced to deliver her baby in jail. Pepita tries ... See full summary »

Director: Benito Zambrano
Stars: Inma Cuesta, María León, Marc Clotet
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Eduardo (Diego Peretti) is an obsessive and efficient oil plant worker who finds his solitary routine is altered when summoned to travel to Ushuaia for a few days. The trip and reunion with... See full summary »

Director: Juan Taratuto
Stars: Diego Peretti, Claudia Fontán, Alfredo Casero
Elsa & Fred (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When the retired seventy-seven years old hypochondriac widower Fred moves to an apartment in Madrid, his temperamental daughter Cuca has an incident with his next door neighbor, the elder ... See full summary »

Director: Marcos Carnevale
Stars: Manuel Alexandre, China Zorrilla, Blanca Portillo
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Santiago and Eugenio are more than friends, they are life long business partners. They understand each other without words, they care for each other, they need each other. One day Eugenio ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Burman
Stars: Fabián Arenillas, Alejandro Awada, Sergio Boris
Sweetzer (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Wayne Reynolds
Stars: Wayne Reynolds, Bryan Callen, Jorge Garcia
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of a social and sports club in a Buenos Aires neighborhood and of those who try to save it from being closed.

Director: Juan José Campanella
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Eduardo Blanco, Mercedes Morán
Un amor (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Childhood friends Bruno and Lalo are inseparable, until Lisa enters their lives. Beautiful and free-spirited, she quickly turns both their heads, igniting a passionate but heartbreaking ... See full summary »

Director: Paula Hernández
Stars: Diego Peretti, Luis Ziembrowski, Elena Roger
Marsella (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two mothers fighting for the same child, have to unite on a road trip to Marseille.

Director: Belén Macías
Stars: María León, Goya Toledo, Noa Fontanals
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man finds a very unusual way to get rid of his wife.

Director: Juan Taratuto
Stars: Adrián Suar, Valeria Bertuccelli, Gabriel Goity
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Cuenta la historia de Jorge Pellegrini y Laura Ramallo a lo largo de casi dos décadas. Comienza en 1980 y termina en nuestros días. Cuenta le romance inicial, los posteriores desencuentros,... See full summary »

Director: Juan José Campanella
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Ulises Dumont
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Diego Peretti ...
Manolo
...
Beatriz
...
Mari Luz
Andoni Hernández ...
Antonio
Rosa Maria Sardà ...
Guadalupe
Amparo Baró ...
Merche
Mariví Bilbao ...
Puri
...
Raimundo
...
Carlos
Laura Esquivel ...
Linda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fran Antón ...
Novio
...
Marta
Pere Brasó ...
Adrián
Rocío García-Cano
Sara Jiménez ...
Elena
Edit

Storyline

Manolo's life is in crisis: his marriage is failing, his relationship with his two children is not great,and he hates his monotonous job. However, everything changes when Antonio, a 15-year-old cancer patient comes into his life in this heart-warming Christmas story. Written by Ryan Weston

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

16 December 2011 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Cambio de planes  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Antonio, a real 15 year old with cancer, inspired the character in the movie. See more »

Soundtracks

Nuestra playa eres tú
Written by Jorge Pérez Quintero, Borja Jiménez Mérida and Patricio Marín Díaz
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nice and attractive Dramedy about the relationship between a stressed family man and an ill boy
13 April 2013 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

This is a fairy Christmas tale narrated in sensitivity and intelligence and are treated ethic and moral issues developed in great sense of ductility and fairness . Maktub (an Arab word meaning : It was written) deals with Manolo (Diego Peretti who holds a strong Argetinean accent) suffers an acute crisis : the routine work is unbearable , his marriage to Beatrice (Aitana Sanchez-Gijon of The machinist) is on the brink of the abyss and relationships with their children are not good . As he suddenly sees a fat woman everywhere . One day , he meets Antonio (Andoni Hernandez) , a Canary boy at 15 years old with cancer, but with a desire to live as contagious Manolo's life is turned upside down radical . Antonio's mother (Goya Toledo of Mararia), Manolo's mother (Amparo Baro of Volver a Empezar) and her singular friend (Marivi Bilbao) , the neighbor of the family (Enrique Villen), a fun food deliveryman (Jorge Garcia of Lost), an extravagant nurse (Rosa Maria Sarda) and a host of characters, completely change the tedious life of Manolo .

Enjoyable film plenty of good feeling , sense , deep sensibility as well as a well written script delving into the human psyche . It's an agreeable , quiet film , perfectly acted and concerning the narration about the relationship between a middle-age man and an ill boy and their family. Gentle , sympathetic Diego Peretti and the little boy Andoni Hernandez , give good performances , both of whom finally learn the meaning of the friendship and help each other . It is an endearing and intimate film , well directed and well acted by an all-star-cast , but perhaps fails a little the main protagonist whose optimism is as obvious that results to be excessive . Supporting cast is frankly excellent as Enrique Villen as a neighbor and including known actresses such as Aitana Sanchez Gijon , Goya Toledo and veteran players as Rosa Maria Sarda , Amparo Baro and recently deceased Marivi Bilbao . The film attempts to spread optimism about the events of life , with its amusing sides and dark areas . Not trying to be unrealistic and make everything as in a fairytale but giving way to mirth and humor . In addition , the film gives us a nice panorama about a middle-class family , its pity , goodness, sacrifice, work , companionship and various situations happen in its existence . Paco Arango tries to mix genres ranging from comedy to melodrama with some fantastic touches ; furthermore he takes parts from American films of the fifties, particularly those of Frank Capra plenty of emotional and family feeling in which solidarity triumphs and humor despite the blackness . Special mention to colorful and gorgeous cinematography , being filmed in Madrid by Carlos Suarez , one of the best Spanish cameraman , author of splendid photographs in notorious films such as The El Escorial Conspiracy , Dagon ,The End of a Mystery , The goalkeeper , Rowing with the wind and many others . Lively , jolly as well as emotive musical score by Nathan Wang . Rating : 6'5 ; This a good-feeling movie full of mirth , humor elements , and enjoyable message .


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Maktub (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?