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Martín (Hache) (1997)

19-year-old Argentina Martin has a nearly fatal drug overdose. After that his mother sends him to Madrid, where his film director father (also called Martin) lives with his new much younger lover Alicia and bisexual actor friend Dante.

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Adolfo Aristarain
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Federico Luppi ... Martín
Juan Diego Botto ... Hache
Eusebio Poncela ... Dante
Cecilia Roth ... Alicia
Ana María Picchio ... Blanca (as Ana Maria Picchio)
Sancho Gracia ... José M.ª Navarro
José María Sacristán José María Sacristán ... Schauve (as José M. Sacristán)
Will More ... Coracero (as Joaquin A. Colmenares)
Ángel Amorós ... Productor Teatro (as Angel Amoros)
Kojun Notsu Kojun Notsu ... Joven Oriental
Esther Herrera Esther Herrera ... Niña Andrógina
Marisa Cabezón Marisa Cabezón ... Mujer Espejo (as Marisa Cabezon)
Enrique Liporace ... Migue
Claudia Gallegos Claudia Gallegos ... Lea
Leonora Balcarce Leonora Balcarce ... Nadia
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19-year-old Argentina Martin has a nearly fatal drug overdose. After that his mother sends him to Madrid, where his film director father (also called Martin) lives with his new much younger lover Alicia and bisexual actor friend Dante.

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No quiere trabajar. No quiere estudiar. No es un vago. Quiere ser libre.

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Drama

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Trivia

Eusebio Poncela and Cecilia Roth had previously acted together in Arrebato (1979) almost 20 years before this movie was made. See more »

Quotes

Martín: Your country is your friends, and that's what you really miss.
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Charla interrupta
Written and Performed by Fito Páez
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Giants at work
30 June 2006 | by joalogonSee all my reviews

Aristarain strikes back again.

After the beautiful "Un lugar en el mundo", he gives us this film which is nearly a theater work.

He repeats with two beasts of Argentinian's cinema. Cecilia Roth (whom half the Spanish talking world has been in love with), and one of the five best actors of all times, FEDERICO LUPPI.

It's impossible not to think about my own father seeing his personage, with this overwhelming love for his son and yet unable to communicate with. Maybe I've seen it over five times, and still I cry each time when Federico Luppi stands on the balcony talking about the desperation of life after the idea of loosing his son misunderstood. It's the nearest you will get to understand fatherly love if you don't yet have a baby.

The plot is banal, and the filming nothing complicated, just a camera fixed to let all the attention to actors........but then, the hit. What an acting!!!!!. You hardly are going to see something similar, Luppi is a monster, a giant, he fills the screen with a strength rarely seen away.

A must see in Spanish, where you can really judge their beautiful work. The pity is that it would surprise me a lot if the titles are able to reproduce all that complicated and quick talking.


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Country:

Spain | Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

17 April 1997 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Martín (Hache) See more »

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Budget:

ESP200,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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