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The Empty Hours (2013)

Las horas muertas (original title)
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On the desolated coast of Veracruz, Mexico, 17-year-old Sebastián takes over running his uncle's small & cozy rent-by-the-hour motel. There all by himself much of the time, he meets Miranda... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Adriana Paz ...
Eliseo Lara Martínez ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amaranta Abril ...
Claudia Aragón ...
Joven Moto
Mayra Batalla ...
Madre de Jacinto
Bartolo Campos ...
Don Severino
Carlos Ceja ...
Cliente condominio
Enrique Cueva ...
Señor Gay
Eduardo Granados ...
Joven Moto
Herbey Azael Hernández ...
Joven Gay
Francisco Humberto ...
Mesero Restaurant
Sergio Lasgón ...
Fermin Martinez ...
Tío Gerry
Cliente condominio


On the desolated coast of Veracruz, Mexico, 17-year-old Sebastián takes over running his uncle's small & cozy rent-by-the-hour motel. There all by himself much of the time, he meets Miranda, a regular customer who comes to the motel to meet a lover who always keeps her waiting. There together with time to kill, Sebastián and Miranda begin to get to know each other, and an ambiguous game of seduction begins between them. Written by Strand Releasing

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

23 July 2014 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Palma Real Motel  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,366 (USA) (11 July 2014)


$7,879 (USA) (8 August 2014)

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Never have had enough of it
15 February 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This movie leaves you short of the feeling of fulfillment. You never want it to end where it ends. But that's the beauty of it. It has a calming pace which lets you get the best out of the movie. It is not for lovers of quick and flamboyant entertainment. It is not erotic in an erotic way. It is much more real and believable. It is much like life itself. The actors have done a fairly good job. The boy-hero is almost lovable. The sentimental and sex-ridden heroine is quite sexy. The other females are what you see. Suddenly, it is one of my current favorites. I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. It is lazily romantic, aptly seductive and calmly erotic. You will watch it and ask for more...that's how I see it. Good watch for a rainy afternoon!

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