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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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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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Fun short comedy about strangers and love at first sight
1 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

In El Columpio (English: The Merry Go Round), a man and a woman are waiting for the train in a deserted station. Through their thoughts, we find out that they seem interested in one another, despite being complete strangers. They try to show their intent, but their signals seem to be misread. Will they ever be able to share their feelings for one another?

This film is a comedic but quite real take into what goes on in the heads of people when they find someone they really like. It's funny to watch the two give out signals that are missed or totally misread, but I suppose that is just how it is in the game of love. All in all, El Columpio is a fun film about the hesitations and ridiculous things we do to get the attention of someone we find interesting.


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