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Dark Blue Almost Black (2006)

Azuloscurocasinegro (original title)
Just as his childhood sweetheart Natalia returns, his infertile brother Antonio asks Jorge to impregnate Paula, Antonio's imprisoned girlfriend.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Quim Gutiérrez ... Jorge
Marta Etura ... Paula
Antonio de la Torre ... Antonio
Héctor Colomé ... Andrés
Raúl Arévalo ... Israel
Eva Pallarés Eva Pallarés ... Natalia
Manuel Morón ... Fernando
Ana Wagener ... Ana
Roberto Enríquez ... Roberto
Natalia Mateo Natalia Mateo ... Funcionaria
Alba Gárate Alba Gárate ... Alba
Marta Aledo ... Empleada banco
Carmen Arévalo Carmen Arévalo ... Maestra de ceremonias
Joaquín Notario ... Jefe de personal 1
Esther Ortega ... Jefe de personal 2
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Jorge is a 25-year old janitor who desperately tries to find himself a new, and especially, better, job. This undertaking is complicated by the fact he takes care of his handicapped father who had a hart infarct seven years earlier. His soon-to-be-released brother Antonio finds a girlfriend (Paula) in jail who wants to get pregnant. When Antonio finds out he's infertile, Jorge is asked to make Paula pregnant. To make the dilemma even heavier, Jorge's childhood sweetheart Natalia returns after many years. Meanwhile, Jorge's best friend Israel (nicknamed Sean) secretly photographs men visiting an erotic masseur to find out something he didn't bargain for. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

19 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

DarkBlueAlmostBlack See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,897, 21 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,769, 2 November 2007
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Héctor Colomé, the actor who plays the father, was actually stepfather of director Daniel Sánchez Arévalo in real life. See more »

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Israel: Jorge, you and me are like two fish.Two ordinary little fish.The problem is, you're not satisfied with being in the fish tank. And fish tanks are cool, man. Really cool.
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Very Sweet and Pleasant Movie
9 March 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After a prank followed by an argument with his father, who is the janitor of the building where they live and wants his son to follow his profession, the teenager Jorge (Quim Gutiérrez) witnesses his father having a stroke. Seven years later, Jorge is graduated in management with self-study, but he is stuck in life, working as janitor and taking care of his handicapped father. Jorge seeks a better job in the area he graduated, but he never lies about his duties as a janitor and the health of his father in the interviews; consequently he does not succeed in getting a new job. When his childhood girlfriend Natalia (Eva Pallarés) returns to her apartment after finishing college, Jorge has an inferiority complex but they stay together. Meanwhile his older brother Antonio (Antonio De la Torre) is in jail and falls in love for the inmate Paula (Marta Etura), who wants to get pregnant to be entitled to move to the nursery and escape from the violent mates. When Antonio finds that he is infertile, he asks Jorge to help Paula to get pregnant. Meanwhile his best friend Israel (Raúl Arévalo) discloses a secret about his father while snooping the building on the other side of the street.

'Azuloscurocasinegro" is a sweet and very pleasant movie with a good and original story, but the conclusion is weak. Most of the characters are somehow prisoners: Jorge in his mediocre life; his father on the wheelchair; Antonio and Paula in jail; Israel with his dysfunctional family in his father's house. Natalia is her past relationship with Jorge. The lead character Jorge actually lives in a limbo, stuck in his guilty and inferiority complex with his father. This is the second great work that I see of the gorgeous actress Marta Etura, unfortunately unknown in Brazil. She is an excellent actress and I love to see her beauty and charm while acting. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Azul Escuro Quase Preto" ("Dark Blue Almost Black")


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