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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)
23 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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Genres:

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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Award: Nominé pour le Grand Prix du Festival de Montpellier (France). See more »

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Hidden treasure!
7 October 2006 | by allie203See all my reviews

Very simple movie, but so powerful, the type of movie you won't find in the theater near you,a little hidden treasure. Excellent cast and performances. A lesson in life growing up, of friendship, despair and hope. You do not want the movie to end, to me its a sign of something special. I see the game they are playing on the train tracks as a dare, but also a death wish, even as children they are playing a game that are similar to their way of life, comes the newcomer who has a normal upbringing and find the game stupid and refused to play it,shows the difference between the children depicted in the story, one raised by loving parents, the others living their life with no structure, no love, having to fight their own battles.


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