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En construcción (2001)

An author spent a year and a half filming what happened as a new apartment building was built in the El Chino neighborhood of Barcelona. En Construccion focuses less on the practicalities ... See full summary »

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José Luis Guerín
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Juana Rodríguez Molina Juana Rodríguez Molina ... La pareja
Iván Guzmán Jiménez Iván Guzmán Jiménez ... La pareja
Juan López López Juan López López ... El encargado
Juanma López Juanma López ... Su Hijo (as Juan Manuel López)
Pedro Robles Pedro Robles ... Ferrallista
Santiago Segade Santiago Segade ... Albañil
Abdel Aziz El Mountassir Abdel Aziz El Mountassir ... Peón
Abdelsalam Madris Abdelsalam Madris ... Peón
Antonio Atar Antonio Atar ... El ex-marino
Pere Lluís Artigas Pere Lluís Artigas ... Arqueólogo
Jesús M. Eiris Jesús M. Eiris ... Encofrador
Francisco Gómez Francisco Gómez ... Encofrador
Juan M. Ortiz Juan M. Ortiz ... Encofrador
Jordi Martínez Jordi Martínez ... Encofrador
Tania Garduño Tania Garduño ... Niña
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An author spent a year and a half filming what happened as a new apartment building was built in the El Chino neighborhood of Barcelona. En Construccion focuses less on the practicalities of raising a building than the impact the project has on those who live in the neighborhood, including a teenage couple squatting in a nearby building, an illegal alien looking for work for himself and his son, and a neighborhood girl who becomes infatuated with one of the construction workers. The death of a stray cat and the discovery of a mass grave during construction also points to the tragic losses that are sometimes part and parcel of progress. Written by morroviolet

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Spain

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Spanish | Catalan | Arabic

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19 October 2001 (Spain) See more »

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Ovídeo TV S.A. See more »
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Wonderful Poem
26 August 2002 | by emiliovezSee all my reviews

I know many people think documentaries are not to be seen on the cinema but on TV. I do not agree at all. In my opinion documentaries are rather underestimated by most of the people. I think there are really wonderful movies within this genre (i.e. When we were kings) and "En construcción" is one of them. José Luis Guerín manage to show us bits of real life, he gives us the chance to feel the heartbeats of a city, he spread bitterness, love, worries all over the film and he does it just by placing the camera where it should be, with an incredible sense of rhythm that keeps you staring at the images shown in front of you.

It has been a huge success here in Spain even, when that's a tough task for this kind of film.


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