Santiago wakes up like any other morning. He goes down to the kitchen and his whole family is waiting for him: it's his birthday. They all sing "Happy Birthday to You" and give him presents... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Juan Luis Galiardo ... Santiago
Amparo Muñoz ... Carmen
Ágata Lys ... Sole
Chete Lera ... Ventura
Elena Anaya ... Luna
Raquel Rodrigo ... Rosa
Juan Querol Juan Querol ... Carlos
Aníbal Carbonero Aníbal Carbonero ... Nico
André Falcon André Falcon ... Martin
Béatrice Camurat Béatrice Camurat ... Alicia
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Storyline

Santiago wakes up like any other morning. He goes down to the kitchen and his whole family is waiting for him: it's his birthday. They all sing "Happy Birthday to You" and give him presents. But when he opens the present of his youngest son, he gets angry and says he doesn't like it. The boy starts crying and saying that he loves him, but Santiago answers that he doesn't believe him and he tells the boy that he is fired and that he wants another son, who is thinner, who doesn't need glasses and who resembles him more. Written by Pablo Montoya <mmontoyac@nexo.es>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

24 January 1997 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Család See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Crazy Credits

The background of the end credits is alternating clouds and pictures that look like them, resembling the game that Santiago says he likes to play. See more »

Connections

Remade as Una famiglia perfetta (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Pent-up House
by Sonny Rollins and Stéphane Grappelli
Edited by Prestige Music
Courtesy of Polygram
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A deepest search into human beings
7 November 1999 | by AlutxeSee all my reviews

Santiago, stars Juan Luis Galiardo, is a lonely man in this world. He decides to hire a complete crew of actors on his birthday in order to make them act as his family. Under this unbeliavable and original idea, director Fernando León makes us go inside the feelings of every character, and all the things that happen on this particular birthday... What a great opera prima from León...!!


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