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Numbered Days (1994)

Días contados (original title)
A member of the ETA terrorist organization belongs to a commando which is preparing an outrage in Madrid. But he sets other priorities when he meets a girl who is addicted to drugs and for ... See full summary »

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Imanol Uribe

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Imanol Uribe (screenplay), Juan Madrid (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmelo Gómez ... Antonio (as Carmelo Gomez)
Ruth Gabriel Ruth Gabriel ... Charo
Javier Bardem ... Lisardo
Karra Elejalde ... Rafa
Candela Peña ... Vanesa
Elvira Mínguez ... Lourdes (as Elvira Minguez)
Pepón Nieto ... Ugarte (as Pepon Nieto)
Joseba Apaolaza ... Carlos
Chacho Carreras Chacho Carreras ... Portugués
Pedro Casablanc ... Alfredo
Raquel Sanchís Raquel Sanchís ... Rosa (as Raquel Sanchis)
David Pinilla David Pinilla ... Matías
Pepe Colmenero Pepe Colmenero ... Policía Joven
Marga Sánchez Marga Sánchez ... Clara (as Marga Sanchez)
Mariola Fuentes ... Artista Callejera
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A member of the ETA terrorist organization belongs to a commando which is preparing an outrage in Madrid. But he sets other priorities when he meets a girl who is addicted to drugs and for whom he feels a strong attraction. Written by Volker Boehm

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

6 October 1994 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Numbered Days See more »

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Dolby SR

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Color
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Quotes

Vanessa: We are not whores, are we?
Charo: I don't know. Maybe we are
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Barrio de Santiago
Written by I. de los Reyes and Francis García Carrasco (as F. Carrasco)
Performed by Navajita Plateá
Ediciones Musicales BMG ARIOLA
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love,lust,desire,hate,death,regret......
16 April 2004 | by monk_venkmanSee all my reviews

Dias Contados (Running Out of Time) is a movie about love, lust, desire, hate, death, and regret, that takes place in Madrid, Spain. Antonio (Carmelo Gomez) is in town with two others on personal business. Charo (Ruth Gabriel) and Vanessa (Candela Pena) are two roommates with a laundry list of issues. Lisardo (Javier Bardem) is a local junkie. Portugues (Chacho Carreras) is a drug dealer trying to evade the cops. Lourdes (Elvira Minquez) is one of Antonio's companions to Madrid, who loves him far more than she gets in return. Throw in a husband of Charo getting out of jail, and edgy cops trying to bust Portugues; and you have an amazing movie that should've gotten much more attention here in the states.

The performances in this film are much better than most you see by actors who receive far more attention. Especially Ruth Gabriel, who gives one of the most memorable performances by a young actress (18 or 19) I've seen. Carmelo Gomez is a leading man who should be a household name here, and would be if we respected international films, the same way they do ours. They both give Oscar worthy performances in a film that will definitely leave an impression on you.

Recommended for those who liked Dirty Pretty Things, or 21 grams.


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