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Hours of Light (2004)

Horas de luz (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 24 September 2004 (Spain)
A prisoner is accused of several murders.

Director:

Manolo Matji
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto San Juan ... Juanjo
Emma Suárez ... Marimar
José Ángel Egido ... Chincheta
Vicente Romero ... Morata
Andrés Lima Andrés Lima ... Granizo
Ana Wagener ... Chus
Aitor Merino Aitor Merino ... Tormo
Daniel Núñez Daniel Núñez ... Chester
Paco Marín Paco Marín ... Rafa
Sandro Cordero Sandro Cordero ... Herrero
Enrique Escudero Enrique Escudero ... Peña
Jesús Noguero Jesús Noguero ... Ramos
Fernando Lage Fernando Lage ... Moreno
Mariana Cordero ... Madre de Juanjo
Kike Biguri Kike Biguri ... Sindo
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A prisoner is accused of several murders.

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Can love free you from your crimes?

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Drama

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Hours of Light See more »

Filming Locations:

Aranjuez, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Cantata bwv 147
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Promising beginning which doesn't deliver in the end
28 October 2004 | by dutchtom1See all my reviews

Being a fan of actress Emma Suarez, I went to see this film full of anticipation. The film starts off with bleak scenes of crime and punishment, sceneries of an all male world where ruthless police are at war with equally brutal criminals. Men devoid of human consideration and gentility. A world where humans are nothing less than wild beasts, and where their spirits are broken by sadistic guards. After this relentlessly grim opening, Emma Suarez's character arrives. She is the prison's doctor who is shocked by the conditions in which the inmates live. She falls in love with one of the inmates, who we suddenly come to see as noble savage rather than ruthless killer. The moments of tenderness which she is able to give through the excuse of tending to her patient, are very intense. Too soon however the movie swiftly moves on to tell the story of how she starts a campaign to stop the terrible prison conditions. Even though it is very educational, it doesn't make for good drama. The movie focuses in a corny and cheesy manner on the personal relationship between delinquent's hussy, Emma, and her bit of rough. The movie's tone changes completely and it is af if we are suddenly watching another movie. The director should not have tried to tie in 20 years of development, but simply have limited himself to the early years, rather than drag the story on, and on, until it becomes a sugary mess in which inmates, prisoner's wives, police guards and prison directors suddenly love each other to bits.


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