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Cachorro (2004)

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Pedro, a gay man with an active social life and big circle of friends, takes in his nephew Bernardo for a couple weeks. When it appears as though it might become a permanent arrangement, ... See full summary »

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Miguel Albaladejo
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Luis García Pérez ... Pedro
David Castillo David Castillo ... Bernardo
Empar Ferrer Empar Ferrer ... Dª Teresa
Elvira Lindo Elvira Lindo ... Violeta
Arno Chevrier Arno Chevrier ... Manuel
Mario Arias Mario Arias ... Javi
Josele Román ... Gloria
Diana Cerezo Diana Cerezo ... Lola
Daniel Llobregat Daniel Llobregat ... Bernardo 14 años
Juanma Lara Juanma Lara ... Aitor
Jorge Calvo ... Antonio
Josep Tomàs Josep Tomàs ... Juan Carlos (as Josep Tomás)
Juanjo Martínez Juanjo Martínez ... Iván
Ramón Ramos Ramón Ramos ... Ricardo
Patxi Uribarren Patxi Uribarren ... Quique
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Storyline

Pedro, a gay man with an active social life and big circle of friends, takes in his nephew Bernardo for a couple weeks. When it appears as though it might become a permanent arrangement, however, Pedro turns to his friends for guidance as he and 9-year-old Bernardo begin to forge a household together. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Parenthood is about to get a little hairer

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | French

Release Date:

27 February 2004 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Bear Cub See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€84,410 (Spain), 29 February 2004, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,002, 7 November 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$96,263, 13 March 2005
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bernardo's emotional final scene with his grandmother was caught in the first take. Director Miguel Albaledejo asked his young actor David Castillo to do a second take because a fly was buzzing around in the background but Castille refused as he was so emotionally drained by the scene. The fly was removed digitally. See more »

Quotes

Bernardo: Uncle?
Pedro: What?
Bernardo: When my mother left me here, I didn't want to stay with you.
Pedro: I didn't want you here either, can you believe that?
Bernardo: Now I love you a lot.
Pedro: I love you more.
Bernardo: I love you a lot...
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Alternate Versions

The unedited version was shown at various film festivals. An edited version of the movie is in general release in the U.S. See more »

Connections

References The Simpsons (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance with Me
Written by Juanjo Aranda, Pedro San Narciso and Hada Guidris
Performed by Zolsm
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A Breathe of Fresh Air
21 June 2005 | by sumsumngSee all my reviews

It is good to see a movie neither 'demonize' nor 'victimize' gay people. This is an extraordinary movie about everyday relationships of ordinary person , some of whom happen to be bears.

The characters in this film are flawed one way or another. But that's part of the charm: they all have their own problems like everyone else of us have and they are dealing with these problems like we all have to. Unlike many 'gay-themed' movies which focused on 'shock value', this movie is free from bitter or self-pity. It goes back to the basic friendship and family connection which is so brilliantly portrayed.

I adore the bubbly attitude the movie holds. When bad things happened,drugs, jail, disease, people in this movie just deal with the bad fortune the simplest way. no mess, no fuss.

It's clean and shinny , it's a breathe of fresh air from Europe.


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