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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.


Antonio Mercero


Albert Espinosa (play), Albert Espinosa (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
7 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »




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


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


Not Rated | See all certifications »






Release Date:

31 October 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The 4th Floor See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain


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Company Credits

Production Co:

Bocaboca Producciones See more »
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Technical Specs




Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Based on the play Los Pelones (The Bald Guys) written by Albert Espinosa, based on the experiences of his own youth. See more »


Remade as Kankerlijers (2014) See more »


Nasío pa la alegría
Written by David Muñoz & José Muñoz
Performed by Estopa
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If you put Hawkeye and Hunnicut in hospital as teenage cancer patients then it would end up something like this.
6 October 2006 | by CalmestSee all my reviews

I turned on TV the other night to find this playing(good old SBS, best TV channel in the world which also happens to be free-to-air). Seeing 3 or 4 bald young boys made me curious so I stood there watching a bit longer. It was a nice story but I watched to the end for two other reasons: The really nice shots of the action in the hospital corridors and those beautiful boy actors. Their enthusiasm really seems to lift the movie up a notch. Great casting and a great effort from those kids.

Lacasito 01 mentioned that the English subtitles weren't up to scratch. I can only recommend that you find a copy of the version that I watched here in Australia. The slang and the swearing are translated into Aussie by the subtitlers on my favourite network. I sometimes get a bit of a shock when I sit down to watch a foreign movie and the characters are spouting lines that I could have heard down at the local pub. I think for non Australians though, that this might add just the flavour of foreigness that you need in the dialogue of a foreign-language film.

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