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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 »

Director:

Imanol Uribe

Writers:

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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Cuando me besas
Written by R. Mendoza
Performed by Antonio Machín
Courtesy of DIVUCSA
By Arrangement With BOCSA
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Stunning performance by Bardem in one of the best films by Uribe
21 August 2003 | by moviewormSee all my reviews

Touching the terror topic in Spain (maybe all around the world these days after Sept 11) is somehow dangerous. Uribe probably knows this and thus focuses the plot on human relationships presenting two different character types: joint by marginality we can find an ETA activist (Carmelo Gómez) going to Madrid to prepare a bomb attack and, on the other hand, a group of really marginal characters that represent the lowest class and conditions in a big metropolis such as Madrid; a couple of prostitutes (Ruth Gabriel and Candela Peña)and an incredibly played junkie called Lisardo(in according to my opinion best role ever played by the now worldwide famous Javier Bardem). Apart from the fact that the plot of the movie is well sketched and the characters quite credible (although Carmelo Gómez's character is probably not as well presented as the rest), this movie is worth-a-watch just for Bardem himself. After this, any of Bardem films are interesting, but none of his performances were better than this.


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