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La buena estrella (1997)

Rafael witnesses Marina - a woman with a glass eye - being attacked on the street by Daniel; her long-time acquaintance since the orphanage, where they were both raised as kids. He rescues ... See full summary »

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Ricardo Franco

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Álvaro del Amo (dialogue), Pedro Costa (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Antonio Resines ... Rafael
Maribel Verdú ... Marina
Jordi Mollà ... Daniel
Elvira Mínguez ... Ana Mari
Ramón Barea ... Paco
Clara Sanchis Clara Sanchis ... Elena (as Clara Sanchís)
Andrea Ramírez Andrea Ramírez ... Estrella 3 años
Lola Franco Lola Franco ... Estrella 9 años
Sonia Cuellar Sonia Cuellar ... Marinita
José Domínguez José Domínguez ... Ramón
Ramiro Alonso Ramiro Alonso ... Martín
Francisco Marsó Francisco Marsó ... Taxista (as Paco Marsó)
Cristina Collado Cristina Collado ... Mari Carmen
Cristina Camisón Cristina Camisón ... Nurse
José Urdiain José Urdiain ... David
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Storyline

Rafael witnesses Marina - a woman with a glass eye - being attacked on the street by Daniel; her long-time acquaintance since the orphanage, where they were both raised as kids. He rescues her from Daniel and brings her to his home, where a relationship between them soon develops. Marina is pregnant, but since Daniel does not want the child, Rafael offers to step in as the father, having his own physical problems, preventing him from having kids. He and Marina stays together as a couple, and as a family. But once everything seems to be settled, Daniel - released from prison - shows up again. Written by Anonymous

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Spain | Italy | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

30 May 1997 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

En el corazón del otro See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Budget:

ESP 175,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Better than expected
29 September 2001 | by khatcher-2See all my reviews

As I have mentioned elsewhere, I am not particularly fond of Antonio Resines, and Maribel Verdú is not exactly my first choice of actress. So it was with certain disinterest I left the TV on to see how the film would develop, as after seeing `Lágrimas Negras' I felt I had to see some other work by the deceased Ricardo Franco.

Here we have a different Resines: not the twerp doing light TV series, playing the part of dopy heavy-handed supposed humorous pieces, light-vein trivialia and such like; In `La Buena Estrella' Resines redeems himself somewhat, and shows he is capable of doing more serious things, and coupled with Verdú who rose to the occasion, the result was reasonably inspired and acceptable.

But it is Jordi Mollá who steals the show. At first presented as an unlikable yobbo, wife-beater and small-time criminal, his character slowly grows on you, such that you really feel for him. As the scenes unfold you get deeper inside him, you begin to understand the complexities of a man who at first gives you the impression of being a superficial easy-living bum. Excellent performance here which overshadows everything else. For those of you who have had the luck to see `Como un Relámpago' (1997) (qv), you might like to compare with Santiago Ramos' superb performance in that film.


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