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Tapas (2005)

The small, everyday stories of a group of neighbours who live in a suburb of Barcelona, and the little secrets that they hide.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ángel de Andrés López ... Lolo
María Galiana ... Conchi
Elvira Mínguez ... Raquel
Rubén Ochandiano ... César
Alberto de Mendoza ... Mariano
Darío Paso Darío Paso ... Opo
Alberto Jo Lee ... Mao
Amparo Moreno ... Rosalía
Blanca Apilánez Blanca Apilánez ... Carmen
Anna Barrachina Anna Barrachina ... Águeda
Pilar Arcas Pilar Arcas ... Luz
Ma-Anne Valmeo Ma-Anne Valmeo ... Joven China
Antonio Willy Calderón Antonio Willy Calderón ... Médico
Luis Elías Gómez Luis Elías Gómez ... Cura
Javier Merino Sánchez Javier Merino Sánchez ... Pescadero (as Javier Merino Sanchez)


The small, everyday stories of a group of neighbours who live in a suburb of Barcelona, and the little secrets that they hide.

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Comedy | Drama


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Most of the film locations are around the Santa Eulalia neighborhood in the city of Hospitalet de Llobregat, which is the neighborhood where director José Corbacho grow up. See more »


In the last scenes, Mao shows a tattoo on his chest and talks about it with almost religious fervor, so he has the tattoo from some time ago. However, Mao was previously seen naked to the waist (while he was training) and he had no tattoo on his chest. See more »


References Casa de los babys (2003) See more »


Written by Diego Alejandro Vanegas and José Luis Mata Saldaña
Performed by El Q Baila
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Me gustas "Tapas"
3 December 2007 | by johnny-08See all my reviews

Here in Rijeka this month we've got a month of Spanish movies and on Friday night it was great choice to watch one Spanish movie. I love Spanish movies so I had great expectations from this one and first time directors Corbacho and Cruz did great job in my eyes. Their story is so real and very simple. We're actually watching 4 stories about lives of ordinary people in suburb of Barcelona. Lolo is owner of the main restaurant in town and his wife (cook in his restaurant) left him because he never really paid any attention for her, only for money. So Lolo hires Mao, Chinese who is a great cook. Raquel is middle-age woman who is very lonely (because her husband left her), so she keeps some sort of relationship with one man on internet. Doña Conchi and Don Mariano are one old couple, that are hit with news that Don Mariano is dying of cancer. Doña Conchi tries to make his life beautiful by selling low drugs to others. She gets money so she can buy him everything he needs. César and Opo are two teenagers who only wants to have some good time. Their conversations about sex, Bruce Lee and life are great. Main message of this movie is love. Cause love connects every character in this story.

"Tapas" is drama with elements of comedy and I really recommend it to everyone who wants to hear stories about life and love told in beautiful simplicity.

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Release Date:

13 May 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Tapas Bar See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »


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