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Secrets of the Heart (1997)

Secretos del corazón (original title)
Javi and his friend Carlos snoop around an old house on the way home from school. According to his brother Juan this is a haunted house and one can hear the voices of the dead. Later he is ... See full summary »

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Montxo Armendáriz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmelo Gómez ... Tío
Charo López ... María
Silvia Munt ... Madre
Vicky Peña ... Rosa
Andoni Erburu ... Javi
Álvaro Nagore Álvaro Nagore ... Juan
Íñigo Garcés ... Carlos
Joan Vallés Joan Vallés ... Abuelo (as Joan Valles)
Joan Dalmau ... Benito
Chete Lera ... Ricardo
Manolo Monje Manolo Monje ... D. Bautista
José María Asín José María Asín ... D. Alejandro (as José Mª Asín)
Carlos Salaberri Carlos Salaberri ... Bedel
Iñaki Azcona Iñaki Azcona ... Monaguillo
Raquel Sanchís Raquel Sanchís ... Carmen
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Storyline

Javi and his friend Carlos snoop around an old house on the way home from school. According to his brother Juan this is a haunted house and one can hear the voices of the dead. Later he is intrigued with a room which is always closed (the room where his father was found dead). He is so interested in these mysteries that he starts to investigate all the secrets of these dead people and their stories. Written by Marcos Eduardo Acosta Aldrete

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Country:

France | Portugal | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

19 March 1997 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Secrets of the Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Budget:

$1,727,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Muchacha bonita
Written by José Solá (as José Solá Sánchez)
Performed by Enrique Guzmán
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Beautiful
30 January 2001 | by Carlo HoutkampSee all my reviews

A beautiful film this little Spanish masterpiece from writer/director Montxo Armendàriz. He shows magnificent skill, subtlety and integrity when it comes to portraying the small town 1950's characters and their daily problems and pleasures. Seen through the eyes of young Javi, wonderfully played by Andoni Erburu who is in practically every scene.

A masterpiece this is. It is a great relief to know that films like this are made among the excessive violence of ultimately worthless films. I cannot discover any weaknesses in Secretos del Corazón. I simply love it. Credit to all who were involved in the creation of this beautiful work.


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