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La vida que te espera (2004)

A fight over the calf of a prize milk cow in the close-knit and traditional Pas Valley of Cantabria leaves a cantankerous dairy farmer dead and another fearful of arrest. He and his ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Juan Diego ... Gildo
Luis Tosar ... Rai
Marta Etura ... Val
Clara Lago ... Genia
Celso Bugallo ... Severo
Víctor Clavijo ... Parrondo
Xosé Manuel Olveira 'Pico' Xosé Manuel Olveira 'Pico' ... Párroco
Xosé Luis Bernal 'Farruco' Xosé Luis Bernal 'Farruco' ... Marino
Rei Chao Rei Chao ... Rafael
Alfonso Agra Alfonso Agra ... Paco
Rosa Álvarez Rosa Álvarez ... Milagros
Santi Prego Santi Prego ... Camarero del México
Manuel Millán Manuel Millán ... Peluquero Jefe
Laura Silva Laura Silva ... Clienta Peluquería
Laura Bueno Laura Bueno ... Amiga 1
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A fight over the calf of a prize milk cow in the close-knit and traditional Pas Valley of Cantabria leaves a cantankerous dairy farmer dead and another fearful of arrest. He and his daughter Val conspire to keep the cause of death quiet, but tensions mount when Val becomes attracted to the dead farmer's son, Rai, estranged from his father and now a hairdresser in the city. The tensions open long-festering family resentments and spur the lurid imagination of Val's younger sister, the teen Genia. "What goes unsaid, gets undone," the Pasiegos say, but is it true? Is there harm in staying silent? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Release Date:

30 January 2004 (Spain) See more »

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Twoje nowe zycie See more »

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€167,654 (Spain), 1 February 2004, Limited Release
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Tornasol Films See more »
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Intense drama rural with good cast and including gorgeous outdoors from Valley of Pas , Cantabria
29 March 2014 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Rural tragedy set in wonderful landscapes and starred by a nowadays Spanish all-star-cast such as Luis Tosar , Marta Etura , Clara Lago , Juan Diego and being compellingly directed by Manuel Gutierrez Aragon . It is set in Valle De Pas , next to Torrelavega , Cantabria , North of Spain ; there farmers are being forced to limit their milk production in order to satisfy the E.U. (European Union) regulation . Long years of hatred and festering resentments among two families facing each other and terminating into a burst of violence . There takes place a struggle over the prize milk cow and it leaves a farmer dead and another fearful of detention . A countryman lives with his two daughters (Marta Etura , Clara Lago) along with their cows and farm animals . The farmer called Gildo (Juan Diego) and his daughter Val (Marta Etura) scheme to keep the cause of death quiet , but tensions arise when Val falls in love with the dead farmer's son, Rai (Luis Tosar) , a hairdresser in the city who has returned to Valley Pas to the funeral . At the end takes places a contest at Torrelavega livestock market and a final twist of unexpected consequences .

This interesting film deals with a tragedy of human emotions pushed over the edge . This is an intense rural drama crammed with social habits , intrigue , family relationship and a love story . Its style is pretty much sour , dry and realistic as well in the atmosphere as in the fresh dialog . This film describes the rural life , including a character studio of local people and an enjoyable love story among a young couple . Well played by known and notorious actors such as Luis Tosar as a hairdresser estranged from his father attempting to find out the truth , Marta Etura as the young countrywoman who follows faithfully orders her father ; both of whom were a happy couple in real life , though recently their lovely relationship has been broken . And Clara Lago as a teen of lurid imagination and special mention to veteran Juan Diego as a grumpy farmer who attempts to protect his daughter . Good production design by prestigious Felix Murcia and correctly reflecting the atmosphere by that time and location . Splendid photography with juicy atmosphere by Gonzalo Berridi . Being appropriately filmed on location , showing one colorful filming from Valle De Pas , Cantabria , North of Spain .

The motion picture perfectly produced by magnificent producer Gerardo Herrero was rightly directed by Manuel Gutierrez Aragon , a good Spanish movies director . Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón was born on January 2, 1942 in Torrelavega, Cantabria, where uses to set most of films , including Valley Pas . He is a writer and director, known for Habla, Mudita (1973), Camada Negra (1977) , Maravillas (1981) , Demonios en el Jardín (1982) , Feroz (1984) , Visionarios (2001) , Todos Estamos Invitados (2008) . He began working in cinema in 1973 when he filmed ¨Habla Mudita ¨ , this debut feature by acclaimed Spanish director deals with a strange relationship between a mature men and a mute villager and also set in rural country from Valley Pas. Manuel Gutierrez is a well recognized filmmaker both nationally and internationally, and in proof of it he won many prizes among which there are the following ones : David di Donatello Awards , Moscow International Film Festival , and San Sebastian International Festival award to ¨Demonios en Jardin¨ , Goya Awards 1987 to ¨La Mitad del Cielo¨ , Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain and Berlin Internation Festival 1996 to ¨Rey del Rio¨ , Biarritz International Festival awards and Goyas 2003 to ¨Caballero Don Quijote¨ , among others .


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