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Mataharis (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 28 September 2007 (Spain)
Private detective Inés infiltrates the employees at a multinational corporation. Thanks to the collaboration of Manuel, she gets to the heart of company intrigues. But her investigation ... See full summary »

Director:

Icíar Bollaín

Writers:

Icíar Bollaín (screenplay), Tatiana Rodríguez (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Najwa Nimri ... Eva
Tristán Ulloa ... Iñaki
María Vázquez ... Inés
Diego Martín ... Manuel
Nuria González Nuria González ... Carmen
Antonio de la Torre ... Sergio
Fernando Cayo ... Valbuena
Manuel Morón ... Samuel
Adolfo Fernández Adolfo Fernández ... Alberto
Mabel Rivera ... Mujer engañada
Florentino Soria Florentino Soria
Irene Herranz Irene Herranz
Juanma Lara Juanma Lara ... (as Juan Manuel Lara)
Aixa Villagrán Aixa Villagrán
Puchi Lagarde Puchi Lagarde
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Storyline

Private detective Inés infiltrates the employees at a multinational corporation. Thanks to the collaboration of Manuel, she gets to the heart of company intrigues. But her investigation brings her face to face with a difficult emotional and ethical decision. Eva, just back from maternity leave, is juggling work and family obligations when she discovers that her partner Iñaki is hiding something fundamental to their future as a couple. Carmen, the most experienced of the three, observes and tapes Sergio's marital collapse but can't see her own marriage is dead. While working at the detective agency run by Valbuena, these three surveillance specialists often invade others' privacy but are clueless about confronting their own secrets. All three will have to cross the thin line dividing public and private matters, bringing their own issues to light in order to solve more than just their professional cases. Written by La Iguana 2007

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

28 September 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Detektywi w spódnicach See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,065,030, 31 December 2008
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There are a few scenes where in Inés's room, a picture of famous accused double agent in world war 1, Mata Hari is hanging on wall near to the telephone. See more »

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A bad mastery at portraying multiple (story) arcs
17 November 2012 | by maximkongSee all my reviews

Interesting take on three female detectives 'spying' on their own lives, however the movie is far from perfect.

Amongst the three arcs, only Carmen's story is close to being wholesome (with a great ending), while the other two arcs are really just extras in my opinion, as they did not generate enough substance of their own and failed to stand out as complete stand-alone stories of their own. One of the arc was too conventional or clichéd, while the other arc... I really do not get why that arc existed in the first place. This imperfection is the main (and huge) drawback to my rating, otherwise if the script were to be adjusted to at least bring the other two arcs to be as strong or better than Carmen's, and somehow intertwined the three stories together in a good way, this film could have easily been a 9.5 star. Pity.


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