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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

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 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)
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Storyline

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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Country:

Spain | Argentina | Mexico

Language:

Spanish

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$503,796 (Spain), 20 May 2005
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

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References Casa de los babys (2003) See more »

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Tiritas
Written by Diego Alejandro Vanegas and José Luis Mata Saldaña
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Agreeable film deals with Barcelona neighborhood including enjoyable acting and slick filmmaking
2 October 2014 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The flick gives a short description about lives of people under the focus of a lower-middle class neighborhood . The small, everyday stories of a group of neighbours who live in a suburb of Barcelona, and the little secrets that they hide . The tale introduces us an old marriage , as husband (Alberto De Mendoza) suffers cancer , as his wife (Maria Galiana) does business with dope , a spinster (Elvira Minguez) who falls in love for a young man (Ruben Ochandiano) , and a barman (Angel De Andres Lopez) who hires a Chinese boy expert on martial arts .

¨Tapas" turns out to be a moving drama well realized by Jose Corbacho and Juan Cruz about human relationships . This is an interesting Dramedy : drama more comedy in less than 90 minutes of length and yet with an air of naturalness and credibility . This is a thought-provoking as well as pleasant flick filmed with great sensitivity and feeling . The film knows very well inter-cross these two genres , drama with brief touches of comedy , although the most comfortable note in the enjoyable drama . It's less fun, but no less likable , though some infinite sadness follows the film at times . The film moves in fits and starts most of which would be desirable , with more traps the viewer resists any kind, and some moments of enjoyment and others quite a few disconcerting . It's an intelligent and touching story although sometimes is slow moving and tiring but is finely developed with sense of style and sensibility . Attractive drama filled with emotion , artistic scenes and plenty of sensitivity . There are moments of humor, but predominates drama and above all, there's a good feeling . The picture relies heavily on the unusual relationship between a frustrated woman and a 20-year-old shopkeeper , but it doesn't makes boring , but results to be entertaining . This is an amusing movie plenty of nice feeling , drama , stirring scenes and a peculiar love story . Interesting screenplay by the same filmmakers , including some autobiographic elements . 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.

The picture is primarily supported on two sensational players, Alberto Mendoza and Maria Galiana they give sensational acting . Both of them carry out their characters to perfection and show a look that says it all . Furthermore , stand out Ángel de Andrés López as Lolo , Elvira Mínguez as Raquel and Rubén Ochandiano as César . Support cast is frankly well such as Blanca Apìlanez , Amparo Moreno and Rosario Pardo . Emotive musical score by Pablo Sala , the soundtrack flows great with the film in every way, and creates a catching atmosphere in every moment , adding a sensitive leitmotif . The film enjoys a breeze as well as moving final , and gives us much to think about it and in which doesn't deceive or dramatize unnecessarily. Along these lines, it is clear that writers/filmmakers Jose Corbacho, Juan Cruz try to create a peculiar picture . Apart from that , it has a touch Berlanga and Azcona that always feels good . The motion picture was professionally written and directed by Jose Corbacho and Juan Cruz at their best . Both of whom presents a fresh portrait with moments to smile and laugh , but mostly so that you shrink the heart with these unfortunate people . Corbacho and Cruz have written and directed various films and TV pictures such as ¨Pelotas¨, ¨Cobardes¨ , ¨Somos Gente Honrada¨ and ¨Holmes & Watson. Madrid Days¨, among others .


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