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Pídele cuentas al rey (1999)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Drama | 10 February 2000 (Spain)
Fidel, an Asturian miner worker, after the closure of the mine where he works, decides to leave his family behind and start a travel walking from his town in Asturias to Madrid to ask to ... See full summary »
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Tavio
Pedro Civera ...
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Germán
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Ismael
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Pepón
Carmen Vicente-Arche ...
Covi (as Carmen Arche)
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Lula
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Lina
Nicolás Fernández Luna ...
Nicolás
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Rosa Merás ...
Viuda Ramiro (as Rosa María Meras)
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Carmen
Eduardo Antuña ...
Julián
Fran Sariego ...
Guaje
Adriano Prieto ...
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Fidel, an Asturian miner worker, after the closure of the mine where he works, decides to leave his family behind and start a travel walking from his town in Asturias to Madrid to ask to the King Juan Carlos I about because Spanish government don't accomplish Spanish Constitution, more accurately the article that addresses that all Spanish citizens have right to a decent job. Will be Fidel received by the King? Written by Chockys

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En route pour le palais  »

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Amazing film
23 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie describes as anyone the soul of Asturias. The mine, the family, the friends, the land..... Quirós does an amazing job, Resines looks alike a perfect miner, as he has been asturian since ever, Adriana Ozores is gorgeous as usually and the music, in special the blowpipe sound by Berto Varillas, asturian blowpipe master, is incredible. In any case, Quirós is a director really less ranked. Maybe if he has godfathers like Amenabar he could has more films well known. The care he takes with the characters, his technical work, the photography... makes this director a really future genius. Really a excellent job of all the crew, with great results in Spain.


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