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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

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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Storyline

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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Drama

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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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References Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez (1972) See more »

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Written by Alba Gárate
Performed by Lantana
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colors saying it all
5 September 2007 | by VoiceOfEuropeSee all my reviews

I tend to go and see quite many Spanish movies these days. There are more and more reaching the theaters of Budapest, which means the demand for them must have risen. No wonder, since they are very special in the aspect that they can deal with dramatic, sexual and tense situations with ease by always splicing a good deal of black humour, some playful and lovable credulity even into the darkest of plots. However, Darkbluealmostblack stays very stark and grave even with the efforts of trying to tune it down a little bit with a few honest laughters and gigs. A young, shy but capable adult having to take care of his crippled father from virtually no money while his brother is in prison trying to strike up a relationship with a female inmate who only needs somebody to have a baby with is just a little too much misery crowded in one tiny spot of the world. And this is just to start off with. Daniel Sanchez Arevalo took it way too seriously this time making the movie really turn from dark blue to black. It is definitely not going to light your day up. So, be careful with choosing your company for this one.


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