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Beloved/Friend (1999)

Amic/Amat (original title)
Jaume, a sick professor of literature, decides to leave his heritage "an essay on the book of Ramón Llull" to his best student David, a hustler.

Director:

Ventura Pons

Writers:

Josep Maria Benet i Jornet (adaptation) (as J. M. Benet i Jornet), Josep Maria Benet i Jornet (play) (as Josep M. Benet i Jornet)
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Cast overview:
Josep Maria Pou ... Jaume (as Josep M. Pou)
Rosa Maria Sardà ... Fanny
Mario Gas Mario Gas ... Pere
David Selvas ... David
Irene Montalà ... Alba
Jordi Dauder ... Metge
Àngels Sánchez Àngels Sánchez ... Cristina
Tàtels Pérez Tàtels Pérez ... Estudiant 1
Jordi Andújar Jordi Andújar ... Estudiant 2
Daniel Klamburg Daniel Klamburg ... Estudiant 3
Josep Clarà Josep Clarà ... Transeunt
Josep Mota Josep Mota ... Bidell
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Jaume, a sick professor of literature, decides to leave his heritage "an essay on the book of Ramón Llull" to his best student David, a hustler.

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Shattering film.
8 March 2000 | by info-108See all my reviews

Jaume, an older and ill medieval literature professor, has returned to Barcelona to die. He has been in love twice in his life: the first time, in his youth, with a fellow university friend Pere, now married with a daughter, and the second time with a student David, a rebel-without-a-cause type talent. Jaume wants to save David and turn him into some sort of spiritual heir. David has gotten Alba pregnant but has a rather special extra job . Alba doesn't know if she wants to carry the baby and talks it over with her mother Fanny. Fanny is afraid to get old with Pere as just being a wife.

Five characters, in an almost race against the clock, argue, struggle and hurt each other. At the same time they discover that there's a fine line between wishes and making them possible with another person. BELOVED/FRIEND is a dense and dark film, that shows these 5 people in an almost sadistic, hard way. In a shattering final everything is resolved and at the same time nothing is accomplished. Or is it?


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Country:

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Language:

Catalan

Release Date:

4 February 2000 (USA) See more »

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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ESP150,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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