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Little World -- Albert is a young boy use to travel around the world without money and in a wheelchair. Now wants to conquer their craziest challenge: to reach the other side of the planet, from Barcelona to New Zealand.

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15 March 2013 (Spain) See more »
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30,000 Km. 200 days. 20$. 4 wheels.
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Albert and Anna use to travel around the world without money and in a wheelchair. Now they want to conquer their craziest challenge: to reach the other side of the planet, from Barcelona to New Zealand. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Moving and insightful See more (1 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Albert Casals ... Himself
Anna Socías ... Herself
Àlex Casals ... Himself
Mont Serradó ... Herself
Pepita Moliner ... Herself (as Pepita Moliné)
Alba Casals ... Herself
Jordi Socías ... Himself
Pili Alamán ... Herself
Gabriel Vilanova ... Himself
Jennifer Vallejo ... Herself
Melanie Gordo ... Herself
Anaïs Galván ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcel Barrena ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Marcel Barrena 
 
Writing credits
Adrià Cuatrecases 

Víctor Correal 

Marcel Barrena 

Produced by
Jordi Ambròs .... executive producer: TVC
Marcel Barrena .... associate producer
Albert Casals .... associate producer
Víctor Correal .... executive producer
Adrià Cuatrecases .... executive producer
Ruth Llòria .... delegate producer: TVC
Andrés Luque .... executive producer: TVE
Oriol Maymó .... executive producer
Laia Niubó .... assistant producer
Anna Socías .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Pau Vallvé (composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Albert Serradó 
Víctor Torija 
 
Film Editing by
Marcel Barrena 
Domi Parra 
 
Production Management
Laura Cortabitarte .... assistant production
Oriol Maymó .... production manager
 
Art Department
Mariona Omedes .... concept artist
Mariona Omedes .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Andrea Ainsa .... sound
Albert Codina .... sound editor
Albert Codina .... sound mixer
Ramon G. Olesti .... sound editor
Ramon G. Olesti .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pau Barrena .... camera operator (re-shoots)
Pau Barrena .... still photographer
Albert Casals .... assistant camera (segments)
Albert Casals .... camera operator
Albert Serradó .... camera operator
Anna Socías .... camera operator (segments)
Víctor Torija .... camera operator
Marcel Barrena .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jorge Ortiz Yus .... digital intermediate colorist
Luis Rico .... assistant editor
Luis Rico .... editor: TV version
Víctor Torija .... additional editor
Víctor Torija .... assistant editor
Bernat Vilaplana .... editing advisor
Bernat Vilaplana .... post-production coordinator
 
Thanks
Tono Folguera .... thanks
David Gallart .... thanks
Juan Gatti .... thanks
Iris Martín-Peralta .... thanks
Irene Ramos .... thanks
Danielle Schleif .... thanks
Carles Torrens .... thanks
David Verdaguer .... thanks
Roser Vila-Abadal .... thanks
Bernat Vilaplana .... thanks
Camilo Villaverde .... thanks
 

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"Món petit" - Spain (original title)
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Moving and insightful, 14 December 2012
Author: Kevin-94 from Boston

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

"Little World" is all about Albert, and audiences will naturally take to him. His friendly, easygoing confidence and likability make him good company. It's not surprising that people are drawn to him, and invite him to stay in their home for free as their guest. (Some invite him to stay forever, but the road beacons him.) Albert longs for four things in life: Happiness, freedom, love and good luck. He has all of these in abundance, and when he gets his "happiness tattoo" at the end of the film, it makes for a satisfying coda.

Albert is like a real-life Elwood P. Dowd, forever optimistic in the face of life's adversities. At one point, we watch this disabled boy merrily crawling, one by one, up the many (!) steps of the Great Wall of China. His joy at reaching the top is sweetly moving without being mawkish.

Even when lying in a hospital bed, having narrowly avoided death, his unrelenting optimism and joie de vivre are undiminished. (One can't help but wonder if Albert's persistent good cheer might actually represent some sort of mild autism or mental illness.)

Like Dowd, Albert seems to enjoy an almost otherworldly insulation from disaster. His plan to travel around the world on no money seems like a disaster waiting to happen, but things move along with apparent expediency. Albert and Anna bring no money on their journey. They get along by hitchhiking, and by the generosity of others. These negotiations are generally not depicted on camera. The impression one gets is that people are drawn to Albert and take pleasure in helping him. (Albert does use deceit to gain passage on a ship, but this appears to be a rare and forgivable exception.) Albert is so likable and friendly that it's unlikely audiences will see his behavior in a negative light.

Albert and Anna's journey, as depicted in the documentary is almost absurdly easy. Their approach is adventurous and spontaneous but also thoroughly inefficient. One suspects that their trip likely had moments of downtime, boredom, delays and obstacles, none of which are generally depicted in the film. Albert's loving relationship with his girlfriend Anna helps anchor the film, although one wishes we knew more about what motivates her. (We're also curious about Albert's decision to continue travelling alone during her illness. Didn't he want to be by her side?)

The film poses compelling questions about who is truly "handicapped" and what makes for a meaningful existence. Albert's life is very unusual, but he ably defends his choices, explaining that this is the life he wants. For him, staying home or working in an office would be death.

The conclusion of the film, where Albert and Anna arrive in New Zealand is very moving. It's here, at the "beginning of the world" that the film explores the cosmic, philosophical questions posed by Albert's journey. It's a fitting and satisfying end, and the fact that the final exchanges take place in English will only add to American audience's enjoyment of these moments.

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