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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.

Director:

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

Hache: Dad says the best psychiatric is a barman willing to hear.
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Soundtracks

Ciudad de pobres corazones
Written by Fito Páez
Performed by Pagano-Marrone-Segura
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29 August 2003 | by kinolieberSee all my reviews

Wonderful film that sadly was not released in the U.S. Beautifully written and acted character-driven piece about many things, among them the role of a parent in our modern civilization - and the role of the child as well; the relationships between men and women, and the friendships between straight men and gay men; the role of artistic expression in the lives of artists and in the lives of those who will never be artists. The film is also noteworthy for its portrayal of the hypocrisy of adults who impose upon their children "values" that they themselves reject in their day-to-day lives. The gay character is refreshingly unapologetic. And the female lead is heartbreakingly real, a brilliant and deeply moving performance by Cecilia Roth. If you ever get a chance to see this film, I highly recommend it.


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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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