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Chill Out! (2003)

Descongélate! (original title)
Just Santos, cabaret actor with a talent for imitation, receives the offer of a role in a movie that could change his life and his family.


Félix Sabroso, Dunia Ayaso (creator) (co-writer)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pepón Nieto ... Justo Santos
Candela Peña ... Iris
Loles León ... Katy
Rubén Ochandiano ... Berto
José Ángel Egido ... Productor
Óscar Jaenada ... Aitor
Pilar Castro ... Anita
Roberta Marrero Roberta Marrero ... Nona
Ángel Burgos Ángel Burgos ... Chava
Carmen Machi ... Carmela
Malena Gutiérrez
Alicia Orozco Alicia Orozco
Marieta Orozco
Yael Barnatán Yael Barnatán
Candy Love Candy Love


Just Santos, cabaret actor with a talent for imitation, receives the offer of a role in a movie that could change his life and his family.

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En la familia Santos nada es lo que parece.


Comedy | Drama


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Con golpes de pecho
Written by Felipe 'Indio' Jiménez
Performed by María Jiménez
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1 April 2004 | by endrinillaSee all my reviews

If one Spanish film was mistreated by reviewers and audience in 2003, it was Descongelate. It had very little promotion, it lasted very little in theaters but it is a great comedy with great actors. Pepon Nieto plays the part of an unemployed actor, Candela Peña as his ambitious wife, Loles Leon as a former vedette, possessive mother and meddlesome mother in law. The supporting actors are great as well.

The screenplay is fabulous too. The comedy sometimes turns into a drama, sometimes into a horror film, sometimes into something that reminded me of A Simple Plan. But it never loses its essence as a comedy, a grotesque comedy or "esperpento". I wonder why, being as good as (or better) Dias de Futbol, Descongelate didn't get as much recognition or popularity.

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Release Date:

12 September 2003 (Spain) See more »

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Chill Out! See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain


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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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