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Duck Season (2004)

Temporada de patos (original title)
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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Fernando Eimbcke
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Cast

Cast overview:
Diego Cataño ... Moko
Daniel Miranda Daniel Miranda ... Flama
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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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

Gross USA:

$147,551

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$711,223
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Rita: Why do you all like blondes so much? Like Lourdes Azcona from 302... not very pretty, but she's blonde, so everyone is in love with her. And I'm not biased, really I'm not, but the girl is a retard. I don't think she's very clever, and I don't think she really cares or even realizes that she isn't clever, because you need to be clever to know if you are clever or not. I feel sorry for you: you're going to be bored to death when you realize she's not clever! Or maybe not... maybe you don't care ...
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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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References Halo: Combat Evolved (2001) See more »

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Puto
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Performed by Molotov
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street funny -as urban kids are
16 May 2004 | by agaluroSee all my reviews

Not only Fernando Eimbcke challenged himself to shoot a movie inside of an apartment but he casted three kids without any experience in acting. The result is an original realistic movie with truly funny young characters. And yes: there are guns, drugs, flirting and bare buttocks but in a unworried way -enough to be fun and not scary. It is Eimbcke's opera prima for a long movie and he proved that his experience directing music videoclips and comedic short movies is a good foundation for this movie. He already got seven "mayahueles" at the Guadalajara Film Festival, a MTV Movie Award and he got his chance of showing Duck Season at the International Critics Week in Cannes 2004.


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