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Solas (1999)

R | | Drama | 5 March 1999 (Spain)
Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in ... See full summary »

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Benito Zambrano

Writer:

Benito Zambrano

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
María Galiana ... Madre
Ana Fernández ... María
Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa ... Vecino
Antonio Dechent ... Médico (as Antonio Pérez Dechent)
Paco De Osca Paco De Osca ... Padre (as Paco de Osca)
Juan Fernández Juan Fernández ... Juan
Miguel Alcíbar Miguel Alcíbar ... El Gordo
Pilar Sánchez Pilar Sánchez ... Limpiadora
Concha Galán Concha Galán ... Limpiadora
Paco Tous Paco Tous ... Socio de Juan
Rosario Lara Rosario Lara ... Jefa limpieza
Pepa Faraco Pepa Faraco ... Cajera
Estrella Távora Estrella Távora ... Enfermera
José Manuel Seda ... Vigilante
Magdalena Barbero Magdalena Barbero ... Mujer Enfermo
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Storyline

Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the fact that her boyfriend has abandoned her does not help matters. When her father goes to the hospital for an operation, her mother comes to stay with her. Her neighbor, an old recluse whose only friend is his dog, begins to come out of his shell and these three lost souls try to give each other the strength to start over. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain | Canada

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

5 March 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Alleine See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

ESP 125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€59,500 (Spain), 5 March 1999, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,929, 10 September 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$367,939, 17 December 2000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Woman
Lyrics and music by Neneh Cherry (as Cherry), J. Sharp (as Sharp) and Cameron McVey (as MacVey)
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The best of the recent spanish cinema
19 June 2002 | by JoshSee all my reviews

"Solas" is a wonderful movie with a great plot and great actors.Maria Galiana as an old and rural woman that goes to the city to see her daughter and her illness husband made me cry.Is an special movie with a good screenplay.I'm an andalusian boy and movies always has been unfair with Andalusia.In all those movies,andalusian were funny and stereotyped people of the flolcorical Spain.This movie show us how is the life of very rural women in my country.Also,"Solas" is one of the best movies about the relationship between a mother and her daughter that i've ever seen.As loneliness' portrait ,"Solas" os powerful too.Is a movie that insinuate more than what show it,as all good movies.For all those whose dreams are not come true,this movie show us that the loneliness is not the best way to do.


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