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Planta 4ª (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 31 October 2003 (Spain)
Growing up together. All emotions pass the revue. Friendship and hope survive all.

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Credited cast:
... Miguel Angel
Luis Ángel Priego ... Izan
Gorka Moreno ... Dani
Alejandro Zafra ... Jorge
Marco Martínez ... Francis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mikel Albisu ... Director hospital
Marina Andina ... Enfermera Ruth
José Ramón Argoitia ... Abuelo de Jorge
Daniel Balsera ... Equipo rival
Luis Barbería ... Alfredo
Héctor Isaac Bravo ... Equipo rival
Ana Caleya ... Madre Niño
... Doctor Marcos
Celia Castro ... Enfermera comedor
Rafael Castro ... Equipo rival
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Storyline

Based on writer Albert Espinosa's own experiences as a teenager in a hospital cancer ward, 4th Floor follows the relationships of a gang of wheelchair-bound teenage boys - "the baldies" - who live together in the cancer ward on the fourth floor of a hospital. The boys all have remarkably positive attitudes, and are determined to defy the misfortune that life has dealt them. There are new patients whose acquaintances are worth making, nurses at whom they can poke fun, a basketball team to run and nightly saunters down the hospital corridors. There's even love to be found a few floors up! Flipping between comedy and tragedy, this touching tale of friendship manages to remain upbeat despite its grave subject matter. Written by AnonymousB

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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31 October 2003 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Entre Amigos  »

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€541,643 (Spain), 2 November 2003, Limited Release
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Antonio Mercero was afraid of making the movie until Albert Espinosa reassured him that the story had drama, but full of humor. See more »

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References Terminator 2 (1991) See more »

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Vino tinto
Written by David Muñoz & José Muñoz
Performed by Estopa
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Underrated foreign masterpiece
10 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

This movie is horribly underrated. It's such a gorgeous piece of cinematography. It makes you cry without being over-dramatic, it makes you think without being preachy, it makes you laugh at the hilarious lines delivered so neatly by the young cast. It's not a movie about cancer or dying, it's about living. I've rarely seen a film so original, about 70% of this movie is memorable and you can still quote the lines months after. If you think "oh another movie with sick kids that you are supposed to pity" you are terribly wrong. Their grief and anger is awesomely crafted in the few moments where it appears. The jokes are very funny if you can understand some Spanish, but if you don't you may want to check this out as well cos it's one of the best I've seen. And I've seen some.


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