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Backroads (1997)

Carreteras secundarias (original title)
Year 1974, Spain. Felipe (Fernando Ramallo) is a teenager who travels with Lorenzo (Antonio Resines), his widowed father. Their only property is the Citröen DS with which they go from one ... See full summary »

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Emilio Martínez Lázaro (as Emilio Martínez-Lázaro)

Writer:

Ignacio Martínez de Pisón (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Resines ... Lozano
Fernando Ramallo Fernando Ramallo ... Felipe
Maribel Verdú ... Paquita (as Maribel Verdu)
Miriam Díaz-Aroca ... Estrella (as Miriam Diaz Aroca)
Jesús Bonilla ... Félix (as Jesus Bonilla)
Maite Blasco ... Tía Elvira (as Mayte Blasco)
Ramón Langa Ramón Langa ... Tío Jorge (as Ramon Langa)
Montserrat Carulla ... Abuela
Alicia Hermida ... Benita
Fernando Vivanco Fernando Vivanco ... Funcionario Jefe
Natalia Menéndez Natalia Menéndez ... Tía Cristina (as Natalia Menendez)
Tania Adam Tania Adam ... Miranda
Kathya Adam Kathya Adam ... Amy
Luis Pérezagua Luis Pérezagua ... Guardia Civil 1 (as Luis Perezagua)
Roger Álvarez Roger Álvarez ... Padre Apellániz (as Roger Alvarez)
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Year 1974, Spain. Felipe (Fernando Ramallo) is a teenager who travels with Lorenzo (Antonio Resines), his widowed father. Their only property is the Citröen DS with which they go from one side to another. Its strategy for living is based on touring the Mediterranean coast by visiting all apartments near the beach areas that are empty in the off-season. By chance's fate they will be forced to change their route, which will cause a series of changes in their lives that will cost them to cope. Written by lament

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Drama | Romance

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Spain

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

28 November 1997 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Backroads See more »

Filming Locations:

Begur, Girona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Antonio Resines is the heart of the movie, he's great...
2 October 2001 | by MRBICKLESee all my reviews

But sadly the rest is not as great. A weak and typical script, really poor acting (with the exception of Resines, of course) and bad, bad description of the time (the 70's, just before Franco's death) and the characters (especially the women).

Is a movie similar to "Imaginary Crimes" (1994), about a poor man, a loser (Resines) who doesn't have a permanent home and travels with his son (Ramallo), always being involved in dirty and not very smart business. The intentions of the movie are honest and maybe this could have been a really good movie, but the poor character development (we've seen this thousand times) and some stupid roles like Miriam Diaz Aroca's make the movie little interesting.

We have Resines, though. An actor who's always magnificent, in comedy and drama (see "La buena estrella") and in not very good movies like this one. Only because of him the movie is worth watching...


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