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El Bola (2000)

El Bola, a 12 year old boy a.k.a. "Pellet" is a 12 year old boy raised in a violent and sordid environment. Embarrassed by his family life, he avoids becoming close to classmates. The ... See full summary »

Director:

Achero Mañas

Writers:

Achero Mañas, Verónica Fernández (collaborating writer)
22 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juan José Ballesta ... Bola
Pablo Galán Pablo Galán ... Alfredo
Alberto Jiménez ... José
Manuel Morón ... Mariano
Ana Wagener ... Laura
Nieve de Medina ... Marisa
Gloria Muñoz ... Aurora
Javier Lago Javier Lago ... Alfonso
Omar Muñoz ... Juan
Soledad Osorio Soledad Osorio ... Abuela
Alfonso Vallejo ... Vecino
Manolo Caro ... Birras
Juan Carlos Martín Juan Carlos Martín ... Sebas
Máximo Jiménez Máximo Jiménez ... Cobeta
Miguel Ángel Gutiérrez Miguel Ángel Gutiérrez ... Salva
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Storyline

El Bola, a 12 year old boy a.k.a. "Pellet" is a 12 year old boy raised in a violent and sordid environment. Embarrassed by his family life, he avoids becoming close to classmates. The arrival of a new boy at school changes his attitude towards his classmates, and friendship. The heart of the story is the change in El Bola's life, at almost all levels, after befriending this new classmate. Written by ElianaM

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Drama

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

20 October 2000 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Muy buena
1 July 2002 | by sohellSee all my reviews

I think El bola is a pretty good movie. But what calls my attention is the acting. I think they make the movie believable. You really feel like they are going through all what they go through. You forget that you are sitting there watching a movie in the theatre and feel like you are watching a documentary or living it. Also that it's not corny or heroic with a "happy ending", it's real, and straight-forward, that is one of it's qualities. They tell you a story that happens everyday and they are not trying to be original about it, they just narrate it simply and honestly.


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