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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 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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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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$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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completely ordinary
3 October 2005 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Apart from an excellent job of acting by the child who plays the lead, there really isn't anything about this picture that makes it stand out in my mind. Having just seen it a couple days ago, it SHOULD be much clearer in my mind. I think it's because there's not much new or especially memorable here. About the only thing that stands out is this Spanish-language movie is the children's great fascination with "humping" (a word used at least a dozen times in the movie) and in this sense, it reminds me of the movie BUTTERFLY (though Butterfly is a better film). There's not a whole lot more to say other than the ordinariness made me wonder why all the positive reviews--especially since there are certainly better coming of age films. It's not like this is a bad film--just average in most respects.


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