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Butterfly Wings (1991)

Alas de mariposa (original title)
Ami is a 6 year old girl, extremely sensitive. Her mother, Carmen, lives with the obsession of giving a son to her husband, Gabriel. When finally she gets pregnant, the relation between ... See full summary »

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Juanma Bajo Ulloa
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Silvia Munt ... Carmen
Tito Valverde ... Gabriel (as Fernando Valverde)
Susana García Díez Susana García Díez ... Ami (as Susana García)
Laura Vaquero Laura Vaquero ... Amy niña
Txema Blasco ... Abuelo
Alberto Martín Aranaga Alberto Martín Aranaga ... Gorka
Rafael Martín Rafael Martín ... Lucio
Olivia Sánchez Olivia Sánchez ... Olivia
Carmen Ruiz del Corral Carmen Ruiz del Corral ... Teacher
Txema Ocio Txema Ocio ... Milkman
Elena Armengod Elena Armengod ... Nurse
Eloy Beato Eloy Beato ... Nurse 1
Antonio de Miguel Antonio de Miguel ... Nurse 2
Oier López de Munain Oier López de Munain ... Baby
Kristina Barco Kristina Barco ... Baker
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Ami is a 6 year old girl, extremely sensitive. Her mother, Carmen, lives with the obsession of giving a son to her husband, Gabriel. When finally she gets pregnant, the relation between mother and daughter becomes a tragic one, driving the family to an inevitable nightmare. Written by Carlos Morales <bmunoz@mail.sci.net.mx>

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The silent scream
29 November 2000 | by jaorregoSee all my reviews

An excellent film by Basque director Juanma Bajo Ulloa. It is a film in which he presents the reality of the Basque Country as the `unwanted child' within a family. The daughter, Ami represents the Basque Country in the movie, the father represents France, and the mother represents Spain. The film also brings the audience to the discovery that the explosion of violence on the part of Ami is no more than an answer to the lack of love that she has from her parents. The father wants to be affectionate, but he just gives her the trinkets that he finds in the street, while the mother just rejects her because she has another son whom she prefers. The rejection of Ami's family also can be seen when Ami needs them and she called them requesting aid, but in first instance her mother does not put care to her call, and in another one, his father did not run enough to be able to help her.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 October 1991 (Spain) See more »

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