6.2/10
384
5 user 5 critic

El lápiz del carpintero (2003)

Reviews
7 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Butterfly (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Cuerda
Stars: Manuel Lozano, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Uxía Blanco
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

One winter night, Pilar runs away from home. With her, she takes only a few belongings and her son, Juan. Antonio soon sets out to look for her. He says Pilar is his sunshine, and what's more, "She gave him her eyes"...

Director: Icíar Bollaín
Stars: Laia Marull, Luis Tosar, Candela Peña
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This is the story of those who live as if every day was a constant Sunday, those who spend their Mondays in the sun. The story of people who worked in a dockyard but are now unemployed.

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa
Stars: Javier Bardem, Luis Tosar, José Ángel Egido
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In the fantastic world of the "bosque animado" meet some people who have been transported to this place by a magic force. Now their histories cross one another.

Director: José Luis Cuerda
Stars: Alfredo Landa, Alejandra Grepi, Tito Valverde
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A village and the crazy situations encountered by its citizens.

Director: José Luis Cuerda
Stars: José Sazatornil, Carmen de Lirio, Francisco Martínez
Sempre Xonxa (1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The love history between two galician children is broken by the forced migration of galician people to America. When many years after he comes back a rich man, Xonxa is a married woman.

Director: Chano Piñeiro
Stars: Uxía Blanco, Miquel Insua, Xavier R. Lourido
7 Virgins (2005)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

It is summertime in a blue-collar, marginal district of a city in the South of Spain. Tano, a teenager currently serving a sentence in a juvenile reform center, is given a 48-hour leave to ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Rodríguez
Stars: Juan José Ballesta, Iride Fontana, Javier Berger
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Torrente has now moved to Marbella, where, after being wiped out of the money he had gained, has returned to private investigation. But in one of his cases he gets involved in the middle of a villain's missile plot to destroy the city and his own uncle's blackmail operation... and he knows nothing.

Director: Santiago Segura
Stars: Santiago Segura, Gabino Diego, Tony Leblanc
El Bola (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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
Stars: Juan José Ballesta, Pablo Galán, Alberto Jiménez
A esmorga (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

This is a tense and intense 24-hour account of three men's lives, three befuddled mates that walk through live in chaos, through repressed and misleading sex, while closing doors and ... See full summary »

Director: Ignacio Vilar
Stars: Miguel de Lira, Karra Elejalde, Antonio Durán 'Morris'
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Set in 1973 Spain, a struggling encyclopedia salesman and his wife take advantage of an offer to make adult films. The act turns him into an aspring legit filmmaker and her into an international sex symbol.

Director: Pablo Berger
Stars: Javier Cámara, Candela Peña, Juan Diego
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

José Luis Torrente, a former policeman fights against the oriental mafia in Madrid.

Director: Santiago Segura
Stars: Santiago Segura, Javier Cámara, Neus Asensi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tristán Ulloa ... Daniel Da Barca
Luis Tosar ... Herbal
María Adánez María Adánez ... Marisa Mallo
Nancho Novo Nancho Novo ... Zalo
María Pujalte María Pujalte ... Beatriz
Manuel Manquiña ... Benito Mallo
Anne Igartiburu ... Madre Izarne
Maxo Barjas Maxo Barjas ... Laura
Carlos Sobera Carlos Sobera ... Landesa
Sergio Pazos Sergio Pazos ... Sargento Somoza
Monti Castiñeiras ... Alejandro
Miguel de Lira Miguel de Lira ... Pepe Sánchez
Gonzalo Uriarte Gonzalo Uriarte ... Doctor Soláns
Celso Parada Celso Parada ... Gengis Kahn
Santi Prego Santi Prego ... Dombodán
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Una historia de amor y obsesión.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Site [Spain]

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

25 April 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Escrito en el destino See more »

Filming Locations:

A Coruña, Galicia, Spain

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€163,359 (Spain), 27 April 2003, Limited Release
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The author of the novel on which the film is based, Manuel Rivas, has a cameo in the film. When Daniel is first taken to the beach and lined up with other prisoners to be shot, Rivas appears to the right of him in a grey jumper. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good book, average movie
7 April 2004 | by gerardoraidoSee all my reviews

Based on the Manuel Rivas novel of the same title, Antón Reixa directed and produced his first cinema-film, after his experiences as a TV-serie producer and writer. And in no way he could reach the level of charm and fantasy that novel gets.

As a Galician living out of my land I enjoyed very much seeing all different Galician's scenarios and actors collected within the film. Though one can admit this movie is not a Masterpiece, mainly because it tries to follow the fantasy book style and it fails in getting it.

It is remarkable performances of Manuel de Lira, María Pujalte and Gonzalo Uriarte. On another note, Luís Tosar, the most awarded actor of the year in Spain works also well, though he could not show the whole richness of the character he has to perform.


10 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed