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Temporada de patos (2004)

Flama and Moko are fourteen years old; they have been best friends since they were kids. They have everything they need to survive yet another boring Sunday: an apartment without parents, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Diego Cataño ... Moko
Daniel Miranda Daniel Miranda ... Flama
Enrique Arreola Enrique Arreola ... Ulises
Danny Perea ... Rita
Carolina Politi ... Mamá de Flama
Antonio Zúñiga Antonio Zúñiga ... Señor Pulcro
Alfredo Escobar Alfredo Escobar ... Señor Sudoroso
Sara Castro Sara Castro ... Señora
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Storyline

Flama and Moko are fourteen years old; they have been best friends since they were kids. They have everything they need to survive yet another boring Sunday: an apartment without parents, videogames, porn magazines, soft drinks and pizza delivery. The electricity company, Rita, the neighbor, Ulises, a pizza deliveryman, eleven seconds, the Real Madrid-Manchester game, some chocolate brownies and a horrible painting of ducks, all combine to break the harmony of what promised to be a placid Sunday, and reveal issues such as the parents' divorce, loneliness, the confusion between adolescent love and friendship, as well as frustration in adult life. "Temporada de Patos" is a movie that shows that, when the lights go off, we can see the stars. Written by Syndicat Francais de la Critique de Cinema

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Adulthood is a moving target.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

14 January 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Andejakt See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,658, 12 March 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$146,694, 30 April 2006
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Moko: I give a fuck, too.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, Flama's mother appears hysterical looking at all the mess they made. See more »

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Features Halo: Combat Evolved (2001) See more »

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O pato
Written by Neuza Teixeira and Jayme Silva
Performed by Natalia Lafourcade & La Forquetina
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Another Golden Age of Mexican movies?
30 January 2005 | by rcashdanSee all my reviews

If you want to have a good time, go to this movie. Notice I didn't feel impelled to be pretentious and say film. This black and white movie is like a Woody Allen film but with at least two of the characterizations more three-dimensional. I won't ever forget the excitement of sitting in the front row of a 1200 person theater and hearing everyone laugh at once. And the excitement or of seeing video games widescreen just a few feet away--I was on the edge of my seat. Another great scene: watching whether the pizza deliveryman would beat the clock as he raced to the top floor of the apartment building. And then there was the visiting neighbor girl who could give Diane Keaton a run for the money. The key to this wonderful comedy in its perfect timing. After the movie which I saw at the Festival of Cortometraje in Guanajuato, Mexico, I met Paula Markevich, who polished the script. She told me she kept changing lines while she watched the boys rehearse. A film made with tenderness, humor and care. Enjoy, enjoy!


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