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La teta y la luna (1994)

A child cannot stand the idea of having a new brother and dreams about drinking milk from the breasts of his mother again. The child asks the moon to bring him a teet only for him.

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Bigas Luna

Writers:

Josep Bargalló (additional dialogue), Cuca Canals | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Biel Duran ... Tete (as Biel Durán)
Mathilda May ... Estrellita, la Gabacha
Gérard Darmon ... Maurice, el Gabacho
Miguel Poveda Miguel Poveda ... Miguel, el Charnego
Abel Folk ... El Padre
Laura Mañá Laura Mañá ... La Madre
Genís Sánchez Genís Sánchez ... Stallone
Xavier Massé Xavier Massé ... El Abuelo (as Xavier Masse)
Victoria Lepori Victoria Lepori ... La de las Tetas
Xus Estruch Xus Estruch ... La Madre de Stallone
Jane Harvey Jane Harvey ... La Caballé
Vanessa Isbert Vanessa Isbert ... Novia de Stallone
Jordi Busquets Jordi Busquets ... Cap Colla Rosa
Diego Fernández Diego Fernández ... Anxaneta Colla Rosa
Salvador Anglada Salvador Anglada ... Casteller Pastillas
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A child cannot stand the idea of having a new brother and dreams about drinking milk from the breasts of his mother again. The child asks the moon to bring him a teet only for him.

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Catalan | Spanish | French

Release Date:

29 March 1995 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Teté & the Moon See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Third part of Bigas Luna's "Iberian Trilogy" also including Jamón, jamón and Huevos de oro See more »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Les Mots d'Amour
Music by Charles Dumont
Lyrics by Michel Rivgauche
Performed by Édith Piaf
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Milk!!,
7 May 2012 | by tim-764-291856See all my reviews

In Bigas Lunas' final part of his 'Iberian passion trilogy', The Tit & the Moon is both a refreshingly open foray into the fantasies of the female flesh by a young boy, Tete (Biel Duan) but also one with more of a message.

In his mind, breast milk means love, as his mother's maternal affections turn totally to his baby brother. When she breast-feeds him and he nuzzles up and is content and happy - and Tete is not, Tete soon decides that what he needs from Life is a breast all to himself.

On a silvery, moonlit beach, one night, he prays for such and soon a French couple, a cabaret double act, move in locally and his fascinations and fantasies turn to her. She's (Mathilda May) a knowing and sexy sort of circus dancer - dark and seductive.

Whilst the film deals openly and slightly naughtily about sex, desire and womanly seduction, it never feels dirty or squalid, though you wouldn't make it the no. 1 choice to show to your Granny. The humour is earthy and natural, whilst as with the best of European cinema, there's that hint of fantasy and a heightened, fiery emotion.

The Tit &... is gentler and less charged than the other two of Luna's trilogy - arguably Jamon Jamon is better, Goldenballs a bit of a bad mistake and this, with its narration by the young boy, it's more akin to Cinema Paradiso. It also has a certain charm about it and in some ways, The Tit &... could be my favourite of Lunas' trilogy.


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