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Juan Carlos (David Tenreiro) y Alboroto (Juan Diaz) ocupan un apartamento libre de renta propiedad del tÃo de Carlos. Deciden rentar habitaciones para obtener dinero extra. Su ambiciÃ³n los meterÃ¡ en mÃ¡s problemas de los esperados.
The devil, following in the footsteps of Christ, decides to become flesh and take a stroll around Earth to see how humans have progressed, and have a little fun creating havoc and mayhem in the process.
First-ever Spanish Dogma Film. An acid psychosocial-sexual comedy tells the story of a group of friends from university who, ten years after finishing their journalism studies, decide to meet up again in one of their friends' homes to revisit past times. Up until now, they have all done well in life and should be happy, but they aren't. A weekend will be more than enough to bring out the best and the worst in each of them and to create conflict.Written by
This unusual drama documents the tenth anniversary college graduation reunion of a group of Spanish yuppies. To be more precise, the characters are actually Galicians (from this autonomous region of northern Spain). It is unique in two ways. First, it is the first ever movie from Spain, adhering to the "Dogma" movement rules. Secondly, it is in the Galician language, closer to Portuguese linguistically than Spanish. I saw the version dubbed in Spanish at the recent Hispanic Film Festival here, and found it quite impressive, even in this dubbed (and English-subtitled) version.
But, regardless of the innovations, this film is good AND entertaining on the surface, regardless of its unique features. I only learned of these, as the film opens with a copy of the "Dogma Manifesto" and consequently the opening credits highlight the support from "Galician TV" and from the government of "the autonomous region of Galicia."
It's a fascinating look at the life of Spanish yuppies in the lush mountain area of Northern Spain. The characters are quite diverse, and well developed through the film, which takes place over the course of one summer weekend. Definitely, a worthwhile film.
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