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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 gay 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 Will More ... Coracero (as Joaquin A. Colmenares)
Ángel Amorós 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 gay actor friend Dante.

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

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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:

ESP 200,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Dante: That'd be your boy, but you don't know who's him.
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Written and Performed by Lucas Martí, Nahuel Mutti and Fito Páez
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The force of the word
14 July 2001 | by Manuel64See all my reviews

After the kind and tender portrait of human condition made in so wonderful film as "A place in the world", the Argentine film-maker Adolfo Aristarain submerges again into the storming sea of human relationship, but at this time he does with a harder and scrawnier outlook in this "Martín (Hache)", played by a dazzling Federico Luppi, which character, marked by the contradiction between his longing of independence and solitude and his need of surrounding himself with his loved persons, swings in a continuing "pendulum" of affection and disaffection that marks deeply the life of two persons more important for him: his son, Hache (Juan Diego Botto), and his lover, Alicia (Cecilia Roth) -both in masterful performances, too-. And marks, of course, his own life, that he tries to do utmost in his working face but without getting it.

"Martin (Hache)" is the typical proof of the "cinema of the word", this cinema in which the script, strong and solid, is construed over a torrential, permanent dialog that the characters express what they feel, what they think, what they are in what they say...


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