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El año de la garrapata (2004)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Félix Gómez ... Fran
Javier Veiga Javier Veiga ... Morgan
Verónica Sánchez Verónica Sánchez ... Ana
María Vázquez ... Patricia
Víctor Clavijo ... Lito
Camila Bossa Camila Bossa ... Rosa
Mela Casal Mela Casal ... Madre de Fran
Celso Parada Celso Parada ... Padre de Fran
Josefina Gómez Josefina Gómez ... Abuela de Fran
Rosa Álvarez Rosa Álvarez ... Amiga [de] Montse
Elina Luaces Elina Luaces ... Madre de Morgan
Manuel Millán Manuel Millán ... Hombre 1
Mariana Carballal Mariana Carballal ... Mujer 1
Ernesto Ferro Ernesto Ferro ... Hombre 2
Marta Pazos Marta Pazos ... Laura


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Si no sabes qué hacer con tu vida, lo mejor es no hacer nada. [If you don't know what to do with your life, the best thing is to do nothing]




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Release Date:

20 August 2004 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

O ano da carracha See more »

Filming Locations:

Lugo, Lugo, Galicia, Spain

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Did You Know?


Fran says that Can't Stop the Music was released in 1979. In fact, it was first released in 1980. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the credits, there is a final scene featuring Morgan (with one of his comic-book T-shirts) and his girlfriend. See more »


References Marathon Man (1976) See more »


Just in Fun
Written by Mikel Arostegui
Performed by Safety Pins
Editor: Música de Miedo / Warner CHappell
Máster por cortesía de Munster Records
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A Dynamic Is Missing From A Film That Unwisely Settles Into A Trash Mode.
8 June 2014 | by rsoonsaSee all my reviews

This initial feature film made by Galician director Jorge Coira is solidly anchored at the bottom of Coira's output, placed there by an inordinate shallowness of style and, notwithstanding some camera cleverness, a dreary emphasis upon usage of foul language by virtually the entire cast, not one of whom offers a winning performance, not unexpected in the event, due to the script's tired plotting, and less than effective characterization. The storyline revolves about the tedious actions of Fran (Félix Gómez) who has recently completed nine years of college study while having no clear concept of the career path that he wishes to follow. Although his fiancée Ana (Verónica Sánchez) has no difficulty with organizing his future as also do his parents with whom he resides and who point Fran toward a "business" occupation, against their son's fervent wishes. The Spanish word for "tick" is Granada and a viewer is apparently being expected to feel a dollop of sympathy for Fran during his attempts to achieve a tick-like or "slacker" lifestyle, as he sponges off his parents. Fran's closest support comes from his friend Morgan (Javier Veiga) who believes himself to be a sort of master slacker. The director apparently attempts to demonstrate, with only fair results, that Fran is some type of universal figure, but the plot line does not generate adequate enough interest to avoid its being classified as merely a banal melodrama. Additionally, Morgan's behaviour becomes increasingly erratic as the piece progresses, putting paid to his previous sophistic rambling, during the film's first pages. It is clear that Coira is a skillful technician, but one who requires a more substantive tale to tell than this.

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