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El mar (2000)

Unrated | | Drama, War | 14 April 2000 (Spain)
Two young men and a woman who shared the same traumatic childhood experience during the Spanish Civil War are reunited years later at a hospital for tuberculosis treatment.


Agustí Villaronga


Antoni Aloy, Blai Bonet (novel) | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Casamajor ... Ramallo
Bruno Bergonzini ... Manuel
Antònia Torrens Antònia Torrens ... Sor Francisca
Hernán González Hernán González ... Galindo
Juli Mira Juli Mira ... Don Eugeni
Simón Andreu ... Alcántara
Ángela Molina ... Carmen
David Lozano David Lozano ... Manuel Tur, nen
Nilo Zimmerman ... Andreu Ramallo, nen (as Nilo Mur)
Tony Miquel Vanrell Tony Miquel Vanrell ... Paul Inglada, nen
Victoria Verger Victoria Verger ... Francisca, nena
Sergi Moreno Sergi Moreno ... Julià Ballester, nen
Llorenç Santamaria Llorenç Santamaria ... Falangista (as Llorenç Santamaría)
Maria del Mar Bonet Maria del Mar Bonet ... Mare Manuel
Blai Llopis ... Pare Manuel


Two boys (Ramallo and Manuel) and a girl in the Spanish Civil War are involved in the death of other two boys, one killed, the other suicided. This terrible secret will be with them for all their lives. Years pass and they meet in a hospital for tuberculosis treatment. She is now a nun, Ramallo is a thief and Manuel is obsessed by religion. Reality is too hard to feel, only the sea should be the best place, where all is quiet... Written by Dul dpueyos@itpsp.com

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Drama | War


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Beautiful, Violent and absolutely absorbing
16 December 2004 | by BPaivaSee all my reviews

Film is designed to affect the audience and this film left me speechless. Gorgeously photographed and well acted with dialog that approaches poetry the film involves lust, hate, murder, rape, theft and deception. It weaves an intense web that left me unable to take my eyes off the screen until the closing credits. The story is sweeping. It takes the audience from the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War to the human wreckage left behind. Roger Casamajor and Bruno Bertanzoni are two young actors who command the screen. Supporting players are excellently cast and lend a real sense of authenticity. Sets, lighting, scenery and cinematography are wonderful. I absolutely love the photography.

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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