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The Good Boy (2005)

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The story follows Angel (Gonz lez), twenty years old and barely employed, a man of few friends and a not too promising boxing career. Angel and his mother scrape out a living in Madrid. ... See full synopsis »

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... Vidal
... Ángel
... Alicia
Laura Aparicio ... Pilar
... Dienteputo
... Estrella
... Paco "El Tigre"
... Mendiri
Mariano Peña ... Padre de 'Dienteputo'
Gustavo Greciano
Ximena Suárez
Luchi López
Juan Inciarte ... (as Jon Inciarte)
Bill Holden
Amaranta Osorio
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The story follows Angel (Gonz lez), twenty years old and barely employed, a man of few friends and a not too promising boxing career. Angel and his mother scrape out a living in Madrid. Enter Vidal, a professional bank robber and a real charmer, just back from Argentina. A former boxer with past ties to Angel's mother and his deceased father, he offers Angel a way out of his dead-end life. Along the way, Angel will have to decide who he truly wants to be and, more importantly, what he's willing to give up.

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€19,000 (estimated)
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Lyrics by Roberto Lázaro Ventura, Carlos Belinchón Lanzas, Francisco J. Ramos Sánchez and Yves Luabeys Sombolay
Music by Roberto Lázaro Ventura
Performed by Verdaderos Kreyentes
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Boxing and bank robbery mix in this fine drama
25 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

A young boxer down on his luck -- injured hand, mother about to be evicted, a good friend in trouble -- is approached by an ex-pat, now from Argentina, con-man. This shady and smooth operator takes advantage of the young boxer and involves him in bank robbery.

The story is more complicated than that however. Little by little secrets about and connecting the major characters are revealed. We come to see each character's behavior in a different light. The ending is poetic.

Tango music and tango-y hip-hop are fine accompaniments. The actors are excellent especially the one playing Vidal, the cool bank robber.


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