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Hormigas en la boca (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama | 2005 (Spain)
Hormigas en la Boca follows Martin from a 10 year stint in a Spanish prison for robbery to pre-Castro Cuba to recover the loot from his ex-girlfriend. While their he runs afoul of Navarro, ... See full summary »

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Mariano Barroso

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Tom Abrams (collaborating writer), Mariano Barroso | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Eduard Fernández ... Martín
Ariadna Gil ... Julia
Jorge Perugorría ... Freddy
José Luis Gómez ... Dalmau
Samuel Claxton Samuel Claxton ... Despanier
Isabel Santos Isabel Santos ... Laura
Manuel Porto Manuel Porto ... Tiburón
José Pedro Carrión José Pedro Carrión ... Medina
Néstor Jiménez Néstor Jiménez ... El chino
Chani Martín Chani Martín ... Comisario
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Hormigas en la Boca follows Martin from a 10 year stint in a Spanish prison for robbery to pre-Castro Cuba to recover the loot from his ex-girlfriend. While their he runs afoul of Navarro, a dangerously corrupt politician who happens to be married to Julia. Martin tries to recover his money and pursues Julia while trying to avoid Navarro's thugs. Written by poco loco , http://blog.myspace.com/locoformovies

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Country:

Spain | Cuba

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Ants in the Mouth See more »

Filming Locations:

Havana, Cuba

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Mariano Barroso, a reliable film-maker
19 July 2006 | by Henry FieldsSee all my reviews

The main character in "Hormigas en la Boca" leaves Spain in the late 50s, when Franco's dictatorship was in all its glory, and moves to Cuba months before that Castro's revolution triumphs... Well, that doesn't seem like a good idea, but I guess if you're a freedom fighter you'll have troubles wherever you go. But this man has iron ideals and he's chasing something even more powerful than that: blind love.

Mariano Barroso demonstrates once again that he's a reliable film-maker, brilliant and serious (that ain't easy to find in the Spanish scene). He brings us a nice story and a nice cast (I specially like Eduard Fernández, he's probably the best Spanish actor of his generation).

*My rate: 7/10


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