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BLACK TEARS tells a tragic love stoey. Andre's life is completely shaken after he meets Isabel. She is not really crazy, simply different. Isabel is suffering, and Andres follows her ... See full summary »


Ricardo Franco, Ángeles González Sinde (as Angeles Gonzalez Sinde) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ariadna Gil ... Isabel
Fele Martínez ... Andrés (as Fele Martinez)
Elena Anaya ... Alicia
Ana Risueño Ana Risueño ... Cinta
Elvira Mínguez ... Marta (as Elvira Minguez)
Felipe García Vélez ... Máximo García (as Felipe Velez)
Arturo Acero Arturo Acero ... Policia
Elena Lombao Elena Lombao ... Mac
Maruja Yusti Maruja Yusti ... Charo (as Maruxa Yusti)
Ángela Castilla Ángela Castilla ... Doris (as Angela Castilla)
Alfonso Delgado Alfonso Delgado ... Luis
Concha Grégori ... Indigente
Ramiro Alonso Ramiro Alonso ... Vendedor
José Urdiain José Urdiain ... Inspector (as Jose Urdiain)
Silvia Casanova Silvia Casanova ... Abuela


BLACK TEARS tells a tragic love stoey. Andre's life is completely shaken after he meets Isabel. She is not really crazy, simply different. Isabel is suffering, and Andres follows her wherever it might be necessary, whatever the consequences. Written by ElianaG

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Release Date:

26 February 1999 (Spain) See more »

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Black Tears See more »

Filming Locations:

Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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Dolby Digital
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Andrés has hung in his apartment, among others, the poster of "Después de tantos años", a documentary about the Panero family, directed by Ricardo Franco in 1994. See more »


References Después de tantos años (1994) See more »

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Black tears
5 August 2006 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Part of the problem with this movie seems to be the premature death of the original director, Ricardo Franco. It appears his successor, Fernando Bauluz, couldn't measure up to the work Franco had left behind, and the film suffers in the way it was released.

This is the main difference between a Spanish film and a Hollywood one: When Andres, the young photographer is mugged one night in a Madrid street by two women bandits, one decides to rape him. Had it been an American film, it would have been the other way around.

Everyone in this forum is in awe of Ariadna Gil's portrayal of Isabel, a young woman suffering from mental problems that are deeply rooted. While Ms. Gil gives an intensely charged performance, her co-star Fele Martinez, never rises to the occasion, as he never appears to be this man possessed by a passion that consumes him. The chemistry is wrong between the two leads and it shows. No amount of fixing could correct what wasn't there to begin with.

The screen play, written by Mr. Franco and Angelez Gonzalez Sinde doesn't help clarify the action, which in a way, contributes to derail what the late director probably set out to do. In his hands, maybe another movie would have resulted.

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