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The Tit and the Moon (1994)

La teta y la luna (original title)
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.

Director:

Bigas Luna

Writers:

Josep Bargalló (additional dialogue), Cuca Canals | 2 more credits »
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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Callejón del Sueño
Performed by Parrita
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Bigas Luna, who else?
5 September 2002 | by RResendeSee all my reviews

I enjoyed a lot watching this movie. It has a great direction, by the already know Bigas Luna, born in Spain. And it is precisely in Spain that the movie takes place, in Cataluña, to be more precise.

Luna explores once more the theme of an obcession, in this case the obcession of a young boy for the women's milk. There are some psychological concepts in this story such as the rejection complex that the elder son feels with the birth of his brother. In the movie this is what leads to the obcession of the young boy who suddenly sees all his mother's milk go to the recently born son. So he starts trying to find a breast who is able to feed him. He finds it in a woman recently arrived and from here on the movie is all around this.

This movie lives a lot on imagery, more than the story itself, the espectator captures certain moments (unforgettable moments) and certain symbols (the movie deserves a thourough analyses on almost everything that happens because it usually means something...). The surroundings, the landscapes, typical from the region as well as the surreal behaviors of the characters, also symbolic, and the excelent ambiguous soundtrack by Nicola Piovani transport us to another dimension, not parallel to the real world, but which intersects it from times to times... Worth living in that world, worth watching this movie, even though we may eventually and for moments get tired and a bit sick with the excessive obcession, which is perhaps taken beyond the limits...

I also enjoyed the performance of the protagonist... 8/10


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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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