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Descongélate! (2003)

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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Félix Sabroso, Dunia Ayaso (creator) (co-writer)
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Cast

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 Marieta Orozco
Yael Barnatán Yael Barnatán
Candy Love Candy Love
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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.

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Spain]

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

12 September 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Chill Out! See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€221,854 (Spain), 24 August 2003, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Nada es lo que parece
Written by Nacho Canut
Performed by Fangoria
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mistreated
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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