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Cosa de brujas (2003)

The night of San Juan, Miguel murders his associate. Two elderly people are witness to the crime and predict that all of his dreams will come true thereafter. He will know the price he has ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
José Sancho ... Miguel Gironza
Manuela Arcuri Manuela Arcuri ... Maria
Antonio Hortelano Antonio Hortelano ... Serafin
Alberto San Juan ... Ángel
Manuel Manquiña ... Rafael
Pilar Bardem ... Remedios
Lidia San José Lidia San José ... Azucena
Saturnino García ... Nemesio
Jorge Sanz ... David
Aitor Mazo Aitor Mazo ... Boni
Blanca Marsillach ... Elisa
Ágatha Fresco Ágatha Fresco ... Natalia
Valentín Paredes Valentín Paredes ... Matías
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elena Bagutta ... (as Elena Fernández)
Ana Calderón Ana Calderón
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The night of San Juan, Miguel murders his associate. Two elderly people are witness to the crime and predict that all of his dreams will come true thereafter. He will know the price he has to pay when he sees a black cat with a moon shaped mark on its forehead. Twenty-two years later a messenger begins to see all his dreams come true... Written by Luisa Varela

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¿Por qué buscar causas ajenas a lo que nosotros provocamos?


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Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

17 January 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Coisas de Bruxas See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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€272,606 (Spain), 19 January 2003, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Confusing as well as intriguing film crammed with tension , mystery and fantastic deeds
7 September 2013 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Passable thriller with plenty of twists and turns ; being confusingly developed . Mystery , intrigue about bizarre facts happen various characters interrelated each other by dark forces . The night of San Juan, a Spanish Halloween day , Miguel Gironza (Jose Sancho) kills his associate. Two elderly people (Pilar Bardem , Saturnino Garcia) are witness to the killing and predict that all of his dreams will come true thereafter . Gironza will know the price he has to pay when he watches a black cat with a moon shaped mark on its forehead . Many years later a delivery boy named Serafin (Antonio Hortelano) carries a message and then Gironza begins to see all his dreams come true . Then the unfortunate messenger with respiratory and cardiac problems, has an accident with his bike . Amid the chaos, he finds a basket inside which there is a black cat with a white spot on the forehead . In the basket is an address , which happens to be the home of two elderly persons.

The film contains tension , thriller , mysterous events , plot twists and , adding decent action set pieces with tense sequences especially in its final part in a unexpected denouement , near of the end . Fantasy thriller filled with surprises and flashbacks and being regularly realized . The original as well as fantastic idea about witchery is overspread throughout the movie , but not totally satisfactory , including conventional pitfalls . The main cast is frankly fine , the recently deceased Jose Sancho , Alberto San Juan , a gorgeous Italian diva called Manuel Arcuri . However , the first starring , Antonio Hortelano , is mediocre and overacting , including excessive gesticulation and he holds silly faces . The support cast is pretty good such as Jorge Sanz , Saturnino Garcia , Manuel Manquiña , Aitor Mazo , Blanca Marsillach and Pilar Bardem , Javier Bardem's mother .

Colorful and brilliant cinematography , filmed on location in Somosaguas , Torres Alameda , Madrid and final scenes in Punta Cana , Dominican Republican . Suspenseful and thrilling musical score by Mario de Benito , a good musician expert on sinister and mysterious atmospheres as proved in ¨Caja 507¨, ¨Rigor Mortis¨ , ¨Al Limite¨, ¨A Ciegas¨ , among others . The motion picture was middlingly directed by Jose Miguel Juarez , a nice writer/producer/filmmaker . This is his third picture , he had previously directed a comedy titled ¨Di Laura Que la Quiero¨, and a historical film , ¨Hijos Del Viento¨ , starred by Bud Spencer .


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