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I Will Survive (1999)

Sobreviviré (original title)
Marga is having a streak of bad luck. Through her friendship with Rosa, she tries to regain her self-confidence, but love interests again create conflict. It is while developing a ... See full summary »

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Alfonso Albacete, Lucía Etxebarría (as Lucía Etxebarria) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Suárez ... Marga
Juan Diego Botto ... Iñaqui
Mirta Ibarra Mirta Ibarra ... Rosa
Rosana Pastor ... Trini
Manuel Manquiña ... Rolando
Maite Blasco ... Carmen
Alex Brendemühl ... José (as Àlex Brendemühl)
Javier Martín Javier Martín ... Carlos
Adrià Collado ... Roberto (as Adriá Collado)
Elena Irureta Elena Irureta ... Mariví
Alberto San Juan ... Oscar
José Manuel Cervino ... Fernando
Marta Suárez Marta Suárez ... Rocío
Carmen Arbex Carmen Arbex ... Elena
Carlos Lucas Carlos Lucas ... Abuelo
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Storyline

Marga is having a streak of bad luck. Through her friendship with Rosa, she tries to regain her self-confidence, but love interests again create conflict. It is while developing a relationship with a handsome gay sculptor ten years her junior: Iñaqui, that she starts to improve. However, Marga and Iñaqui go beyond friendship, but are frustrated by their limitations. Ultimately, the two may have to settle for an "impossible" love relationship, as their unique best road to happiness. Written by ElianaG

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

19 November 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

I Will Survive See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Mono

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References Camille (1936) See more »

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Sobreviviré
Written by Paco Ortega
Performed by Manzanita
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"I will survive" even if means embracing the next best thing
29 April 2000 | by GMeleJrSee all my reviews

I WILL SURVIVE is, in short, the best possible result of what a recent American movie with Madonna and Ruppert Everett could have been. This European version with less famous (worldwide) stars, though very well-known on their local turf, is the classic example of ground which continues to be solidly on the other side of the Atlantic. The Europeans consistently put out intelligent sex/love-themed comedies while North Americans continue to fall short of the mark in this genre. If you don't understand this, check out I WILL SURVIVE, currently making the "Festival" Circuit in North America. The natural approach taken to nudity, sexual orientation, frank discussions of love and sexual dilemmas, and unsanitized situations (while still taking place in the upper classes of society) contrasts stridently with Hollywood fare. Ultimately, the contrast might be explained by the Puritanism which still permeates North American morals. However, the fact still remains that smarter, better, and just as glossy (if not glossier) comedies continue to come from Spain and France, in particular. If you need proof, don't miss I WILL SURVIVE.


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