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Glue (2006)

Aimless and uncertain, a group of teenagers go through an intense coming-of-age experience in their small desert town.

Director:

Alexis Dos Santos
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6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart ... Lucas
Nahuel Viale Nahuel Viale ... Nacho
Inés Efron ... Andrea
Verónica Llinás Verónica Llinás ... Mecha
Héctor Díaz Héctor Díaz ... Freddy
Florencia Braier Florencia Braier ... Flor
Sonia Stenico Sonia Stenico ... La amante
Los Wamos Band Los Wamos Band ... La banda
Jimena Prieto Jimena Prieto ... Jimena
Griselda Ojeda Griselda Ojeda ... Doctora
Rodrigo Espinoza Rodrigo Espinoza ... Alumno Ingles
Flavio Alexis Saddi Flavio Alexis Saddi ... Flavio
'Astor' Escobar 'Astor' Escobar ... Astor
Ángela Odetto Ángela Odetto ... Informativo
Mariana Dos Santos Mariana Dos Santos ... Madre de Andrea
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Storyline

"A teenage summer in a small town in the desert, a dysfunctional family, a rock band, a can full of glue, two boys, one girl, loads of tongue kisses, dry heat, wind in Patagonia, existential angst... A teenage story in the middle of nowhere." Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Teenage Story In The Middle Of Nowhere

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The film's script consisted of only a 17-page storyline and the majority of acting was improvised around the plot to deliver a certain level of authenticity and youthful awkwardness. See more »

Quotes

Andrea: [crying] Yesterday I went for a walk to the lake. And I was thinking that the world is huge. And that human nature, the Big Bang when it all exploded, it brought tons of things: the lakes, the mountains, all the animals. And it also brought human beings -
[laughs]
Andrea: I sound like a school book - but human beings are much more complex. While a tree is just a tree, a person is something more locked off. It's like we're stuck inside the soap opera of life. And we have to live, we don't have a choice. ...
[...]
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Soundtracks

Happy Birthday
(uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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User Reviews

 
Cinematic glass of water set in the sweltering deserts of Patagonia
11 February 2006 | by sahvSee all my reviews

I saw this film as it premiered at the Rotterdam Festival. It is a beautifully judged rendering of a teenager's dysfunctional life at home and sexual experimentation with friends. Every scene is perfectly pitched and rife with playful directorial invention such as the main character's (Lucas?) idle toying with the 'monkey with banana' toy in the girl's bedroom and the 'open/closed' game and his mother's English lesson earlier - there are many examples. The direction of the subject matter is fresh, sensitive, mature and never contrived, indulgent or heavy handed. The camera work is some of the best DV work I've ever seen, artful, free, fluid and instinctive.

Most impressive is how every role is perfectly cast, particularly the teenagers (although I may have had initial reservations about the father, I was sufficiently convinced by the end). The central character is realised by a soulful performance from the beautiful quirky looking actor. He has the most subtly expressive face, at once mischievous and vulnerable.

It is a fine fearless debut brimming with talent, good taste and a big beating heart that transcends it's meagre budget.


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Country:

Argentina | UK

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

28 September 2006 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Glue See more »

Filming Locations:

Patagonia, Argentina

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP35,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,439
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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