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In the City (2003)

En la ciudad (original title)
Relations are not easy. A multi story movie with intersecting lives in which adult relationships are closely examined. The relations are all having challenges.

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Cesc Gay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mónica López ... Irene (as Mònica López)
Eduard Fernández ... Mario
María Pujalte ... Sofía
Alex Brendemühl ... Tomás (as Àlex Brendemühl)
Vicenta N'Dongo ... Sara (as Vicenta Ndongo)
Chisco Amado Chisco Amado ... Manu
Miranda Makaroff Miranda Makaroff ... Ana
Leonor Watling ... Cristina
Àurea Márquez ... Silvia
Jordi Sánchez ... Andrés (as Jordi Sànchez)
Carme Pla Carme Pla ... Eva
Eric Bonicatto Eric Bonicatto ... Eric
Pere Arquillué Pere Arquillué ... Dani
Daniela Romero Daniela Romero ... Marina
Bruno Muñoz Bruno Muñoz ... Teo
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Relations are not easy. A multi story movie with intersecting lives in which adult relationships are closely examined. The relations are all having challenges.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Wolfe Video

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

7 November 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A la ciutat See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$550,269
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Mónica López, who was initially cast in Àurea Márquez's role, took over the female lead when Emma Suárez had to drop out due to stage commitments. See more »

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Average
16 October 2004 | by StressqueenSee all my reviews

An ensemble piece set amongst a middle class group of thirty something friends in Barcelona.

This tepid drama punches well below its weight. Whilst certainly watchable, it never really gets going. Only María Pujalte's standout performance as Sofía really provides any interest or believable moments. As an unconventionally sexy woman, she perfectly captures the female habit of hankering after the unavailable and unsuitable man who has no real respect for her (in this case a married man), rejecting the attentions of a sensitive and intelligent but uncharismatic suitor. This element excepted, the minor characters and their sub plots are far more interesting than the main action.

Cesc Gay appeared to try and pinpoint the inherent loneliness that many city dwellers often feel despite a comfortable lifestyle and a close group of friends, but ultimately the angst middle class misery feels more self indulgent than poignant and insightful.


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