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The Weakness of the Bolshevik (2003)

La flaqueza del bolchevique (original title)
Based on a novel by Lorenzo Silva, this movie deals with the unusual and tragic relationship between a frustrated businessman and a 14-year-old student. After crashing into the rear of the ... See full summary »

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Lorenzo Silva (novel), Lorenzo Silva (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Tosar ... Pablo López
Mar Regueras ... Sonsoles
María Valverde ... María
Rubén Ochandiano ... Manu
Jordi Dauder ... Alfredo
Enriqueta Carballeira ... Dolores
Nathalie Poza ... Eva
Manolo Solo ... Francisco
Yolanda Serrano Yolanda Serrano ... Alba
Ángela Herrera Ángela Herrera ... Elsa
Daniel Grao ... Perico
Roberto Drago ... Raúl
José Antonio Izaguirre José Antonio Izaguirre ... Armando
Luis Miguel Seguí Luis Miguel Seguí ... Municipal
Carla Gayan Carla Gayan ... Izaskun
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Storyline

Based on a novel by Lorenzo Silva, this movie deals with the unusual and tragic relationship between a frustrated businessman and a 14-year-old student. After crashing into the rear of the car in front of him, Pablo Lopez starts arguing with the other driver, Sonsoles, who finally files for an injury claim against him. Therefore, the angry manager starts harassing her and observes her younger sister Maria in her schoolyard. When he gets to know the intelligent girl, his perception of life is changed totally, but their friendship leads into a tragedy... Written by fippi2000

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Spain]

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

31 October 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Weakness of the Bolshevik See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$275,792
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

References Pasapalabra (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Goffog
By Alejandro Fernández Capilla 'Dyvör' and Luis Miguel González Bedmar 'Gl3z'
Performed by Mil Cuarenta y Cuatro
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Not for the ordinary, stereotyped minded
19 July 2013 | by koyalmaithiliSee all my reviews

Amazing film about a relationship between two people from different generations. Well, the thought of an adult and a young girl is often disturbing but this is not about a sexual relationship but more of a psychological connection and deep mental attraction. It's those moments where two complete strangers meet and they themselves are surprised to find themselves appealing to each other in different ways. One is frustrated with his job and another is bored with her own peers but it's never that anyone of them was pursuing any such old young relationship. But it just happens. And it doesn't seem vulgar at all. Those who want to interpret it as vulgar can do so but this was more of a friendship, the evolving bond between the middle aged man and the young precocious girl. Superb acting and great directorial debut and definitely a story that is unique and unexpected but don't watch if you're looking for a Hollywoodish movie. It's not really a masterpiece kind of story but definitely different and still intriguing.


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