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Asfalto (2000)

Three bored young people from a middle class background, Lucia, Charly and Chino, turn to petty crime for kicks. But Charly is caught and sent to prison. During this time Lucia starts drug ... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Calparsoro
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Cast overview:
Najwa Nimri ... Lucía
Juan Diego Botto ... Charly
Gustavo Salmerón ... Chino
Alfredo Villa ... Antonio
Antonia San Juan ... Clarita
Roger Ibáñez Roger Ibáñez ... Luis
Javier Nogueiras Javier Nogueiras ... Paco
Rubén Ochandiano ... Miguel (as Ruben Otxandiano)
Jeff Bigot Jeff Bigot ... Francés
Carla Calparsoro ... Mamen
David Bolajuzón David Bolajuzón ... Jefe de Policía
Oliver G. Sarmiento Oliver G. Sarmiento ... Jorge (as Oliver G. Sarmiento aka Mucho Muchacho)
Ángel Plana Ángel Plana ... Detective (as Ángel Planas)
Javier Vega Javier Vega ... Joven Parque
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Three bored young people from a middle class background, Lucia, Charly and Chino, turn to petty crime for kicks. But Charly is caught and sent to prison. During this time Lucia starts drug dealing while Chino joins the police. When Charly is released, he allows Lucia to lead him into further criminal activity. This creates a conflict of conscience for Chino: should he pursue his law-breaking friends, or quit his job.

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It's not about the action
1 September 2014 | by Hugh SullivanSee all my reviews

Yes, it has moments of violence, but that's more a reflection of the 3 main characters lack of impulse control. The violence is more of an expression of their emotions. It's really a story about the 3-some. Many have praised Najwa Nimri's performance as Lucia, but I think they're missing the point. The heart of the piece is Chino. Gustavo Salmerón really steals the show with his sense of desperation and betrayal. It's hard to see what Lucia's motivations were, other than making a quick buck. I would have given it a higher rating if they had made the coming together of the 3-some were more realistic. Lucia says, "Things just happen." I don't think there's an actress alive who could make that line work. The relationship between the brothers was crucial to making this film work, but the mother-daughter thing seemed more like a plot device. Juan Diego Botto does a good job, but he doesn't have much to do.


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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 February 2000 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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DTS | Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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