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El columpio (1993)

Late at night, a boy and a girl are waiting for the last train in a subway station, which is deserted but for them. They are thinking to themselves about their problems, and we hear their ... See full summary »
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Ariadna Gil ... La chica
Coque Malla Coque Malla ... El chico
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Late at night, a boy and a girl are waiting for the last train in a subway station, which is deserted but for them. They are thinking to themselves about their problems, and we hear their thoughts as voice over monologues. Soon they start exchanging casual glances; they find each other very attractive, and, separately but simultaneously, they start to fantasize about what would happen if they got together that night. They get really excited with this game in their minds; It's almost like they've fallen in love at first sight. And then they hear the train coming... they have to take a decision: Will they dare to say to each other what they're feeling before it's too late? Written by Pablo Montoya <mmontoyac@nexo.es>

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

13 January 1993 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Merry Go Round See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid subway, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Bolarque Unión Servicios See more »
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Understanding without words
8 May 2004 | by RenoirharSee all my reviews

When I was searching for Armero´s film "Brujas" featuring Penelope Cruz, I found this great short film on the data base and used the chance to watch it. The music is a very great support for the rising tension and keeps you in suspense- even if you do not understand all the words that are spoken in interior monologues. I only speak a few words in Spanish, but what Armero does in this few minutes, is very, very impressive to me. And, from my point of view, it is very close to reality, as I experienced it myself. It is the most interesting, even thrilling Short film I have ever seen, thinking about the Top Ten of the IMDB (which I all saw)- this one should be at Number One. Perfect 10/10.


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