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Queens (2005)

Reinas (original title)
Five mothers cope with the drama that surrounds their gay sons at a mass wedding.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Verónica Forqué ... Nuria
Carmen Maura ... Magda
Marisa Paredes ... Reyes
Mercedes Sampietro ... Helena
Betiana Blum ... Ofelia
Gustavo Salmerón ... Hugo
Unax Ugalde ... Miguel
Hugo Silva ... Jonás
Daniel Hendler ... Óscar
Paco León ... Narciso
Raúl Jiménez ... Rafa
Tito Valverde ... Héctor
Lluís Homar ... Jacinto
Jorge Perugorría ... César
Ginés García Millán ... Néstor
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Storyline

In Spain, a couple of days before a collective gay wedding, the lives of five mothers, whose sons will get married, are entwined: Judge Helena is in charge of the ceremony; the entrepreneur in hotel business Magda is hosting the guests in her hotel and is responsible for the banquet, while facing a strike leaded by her lover and chef; the nymphomaniac Nuria is facing problems due to her disease; the wealthy Reyes is having a crush for the father of her son's mate and her gardener; and the Argentinean cooker Ofelia is facing financial problems and difficulties in with her son's mate. Along three days, they have complicated relationships with their sons and mates, ex-husbands, lovers and employees. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

One marriage, six sons, five mothers, and one dog... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Director Manuel Gómez Pereira wanted four former Pedro Almodóvar "muses" in the cast of "Reinas": Carmen Maura, Marisa Paredes, Verónica Forqué, and Victoria Abril. When Victoria Abril declined his offer, he had to settle for just three of them. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, the train is moving from left to right, in the same scene and seat, then it moves from right to left, and seconds later it moves in a right to left direction again. See more »

Quotes

Nuria: I'm always free, even when I'm married.
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Connections

Referenced in La bisexualité: tout un art? (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Fever
Written by Otis Blackwell (as John Davenport) & Eddie Cooley
Performed by Michael Bublé
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User Reviews

 
Reinas is a must see film!
13 December 2005 | by msmitzySee all my reviews

I saw this film recently as part of the Manchester celebrations of the enactment of the Civil Partnership Act and I was expecting from the write up a foreign language film with an ethereal link to this specific political moment in time. However it was a fantastically funny film! The film follows a series of couples over the weekend prior to the first gay weddings in Spain.

The delight of the film for me was the intensity of the spectoral gaze upon the relationships between 'gay in-laws' and between gay men and their mothers. The film refuses any clichés.

The defining aspect of this film that makes it excellent is that I totally forgot about the subtitles and just lived the action! The other defining aspect of the films greatness is that this was the first film I have watched at the cinema since 'The Full Monty' that had a raucous round of applause verging onto a standing ovation!


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Country:

Spain | Netherlands | Italy

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

8 April 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Queens See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,494, 27 August 2006

Gross USA:

$140,417

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,250,005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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