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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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Quotes

Rita: I saw the Pope once. I mean, I was really little, when we went with my mum; he went down the Insurgentes and we saw him. It was like a miracle, you know? He was going by and all of a sudden they stopped the Popemobile, and he started walking,you know, all holy, and he walked and walked and went right by me and my mum... and he stared right at me.
Moko: And then what?
Rita: Nothing.
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At the end of the credits, Flama's mother appears hysterical looking at all the mess they made. See more »

Connections

References 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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Outstanding Film
29 September 2004 | by FabioRJSee all my reviews

This is a wonderful example of the freshness in contemporary Mexican cinema. It's the story of two fourteen-year-old boys, who've been best friends for a long time. They get the chance to spend a whole day all by themselves at home playing video game and eating junk food. What they expected to be a quiet and pleasant day ends up being a total mess after the arrival of a teenage girl neighbor and a pizza delivery guy. Most of the film is a comedy which made everybody in the cinema laugh out loud. But the character building is so wonderfully done, that one gets very interested. In the beginning, the director made 2 or 3 minutes entirely of shots of the neighborhood in which the boys live. He makes us feel exactly how it is to live there. Also there's a slight theme of homosexuality (one boy realizes that he may be falling in love with the other one) that is very well developed.

It's basically a bittersweet story with really funny moments and outstanding actors performances, direction, screenplay and cinematography (the film was shot in black and white). It won 7 prizes, including best film, best director and best actress in the last Guadalajara Film Festival. A must-see!


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