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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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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:

€3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€121,652 (Spain), 2 November 2003, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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References Pasapalabra (2000) See more »

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V doli po moriu
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A puff of fresh air
2 August 2005 | by davidatorSee all my reviews

Embittered man in the thirties (Pablo), who is fed up of his daily routine and the society, meet a young girl (María) that brings him a puff of fresh air and makes him think that life has sense again. He knows he shouldn't do it but, he realize that it's fruitless to fight against that kind of feelings. The film is based in the homonym novel by Lorenzo Silva.

Fantastic performance of Luis Tosar (Los lunes al sol, Te doy mis ojos, Inconscientes...), able to transmit all kind of emotions with his face, and María Valverde, always innocence and freshness (I'm also in love with you, María), on her debut.

It made a lot of time a film didn't surprise me so, I strongly recommend this film to those that want to be surprised.


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