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Life Marks (2003)

La vida mancha (original title)
Fito, a compulsive gambler, married with a son, has long time without seeing his older brother Pedro. Pedro come back alone to pass some time with his brother. This short and banal visit is going to change their lives.

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Enrique Urbizu
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Cast overview, first billed only:
May Pascual May Pascual ... Camarera
Gabriel Moreno Gabriel Moreno ... Camarero
Alfonso Torregrosa Alfonso Torregrosa ... Larrea
Martín Mujica Martín Mujica ... Jubilado
Juan Sanz ... Fito
Ramón Goyanes Ramón Goyanes ... Mirón 1
Kike Biguri Kike Biguri ... Mirón 2
Zay Nuba Zay Nuba ... Juana
Sandro Polo Sandro Polo ... Jon
Jose Coronado ... Pedro (as José Coronado)
Yohana Cobo ... Sara
Antonio Mora Antonio Mora ... Tipo 1
Paco León ... Tipo 2
Soledad Osorio Soledad Osorio ... Señora
Enrique Martínez Enrique Martínez ... Visitador Círculo de Lectores
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Fito, a compulsive gambler, married with a son, has long time without seeing his older brother Pedro. Pedro come back alone to pass some time with his brother. This short and banal visit is going to change their lives.

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 May 2003 (Spain) See more »

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A visszatérő See more »

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Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A la sombra de una mentira
Written by Rosendo Mercado
Performed by Luz Casal and Rosendo Mercado
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Excellent performances from three great actors
19 August 2004 | by newland80See all my reviews

Beautifully written by Michel Gaztambide, "La vida mancha" portrays the relationship between brothers Fito and Pedro, who have been apart for thirteen years since Pedro left for England and never called. This dramatic picture dives into the complexities of love within the members of a family in such a way that the viewer has no other option than to feel deeply moved.

José Coronado proves himself as the trustworthy leading man he is, while the film also provides great performances from two genuinely fresh faces: Juan Sanz and Zay Nuba. Sanz is so effective that makes his character look endearing despite being a complete loser. He is a charmer in everything he does, and always makes an impression in the viewer, even with bit parts. Zay Nuba makes an impressive debut as Fito's wife Juana with a performance so complex as to portray the inner conflicts of her character.

The mystery surrounding Coronado's character and the subtleties of his actions make this intimate drama feel more like a thriller, but "La vida mancha" is still a really beautiful film and the performances of the three leading actors make it a must-see.


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