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One Too Many (2005)

Éramos pocos (original title)
After his wife leaves him, Joaquín brings his mother-in-law back home to look after him and his son.

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Borja Cobeaga
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Cast overview:
Ramón Barea ... Joaquín
Mariví Bilbao Mariví Bilbao ... Lourdes
Alejandro Tejerías Alejandro Tejerías ... Fernando (as Alejandro Tejería)
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Joaquin awakens to the sound of his wife shutting the door when she leaves him. He wakes their son, Fernando, a young man. It's quickly clear why she left: they live like pigs and do nothing around the flat except eat and watch TV. In desperation, they go to the rest home where the wife's mother lives; they stand in the doorway looking in at the residents celebrating Mass. Lourdes sees them, waves, and they invite her home. Once she sees that they just want her to cook and clean, what will she do? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Spain

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Spanish

Release Date:

16 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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One Too Many See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Altube Filmeak S.L. See more »
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Dark comedy
21 July 2008 | by st-shotSee all my reviews

In the early morning a woman fed up with her husband and son walks out on them. When we see why we can't blame her. They are both chauvinist slobs incapable of caring for themselves. Realizing this they retrieve the wife's mother from a nursing home and feigning love and concern soon have her assuming the same indentured status that caused her daughter to flee. It turns out however that they also may have been duped.

Eramous Pocos is a well acted little gem of a comedy told soberly in a low key manner. It's stark imagery bathed in ominous lighting drips with a casually foreboding ambiance and mystery that contributes to the film's ambiguous demeanor. Director Borgea Kobeaga puts great care and detail into every shot, creating an impressive visual suspense to advance the storey line and bring about its ironically comic conclusion. It's a masterwork of style in miniature.


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