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Solitary Fragments (2007)

La soledad (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 1 June 2007 (Spain)
Through Adela and Antonia's lives, we have a glimpse of those brief moments of joy and sorrow common to anyone who lives in a big city.

Director:

Jaime Rosales
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sonia Almarcha ... Adela
Petra Martínez ... Antonia
Miriam Correa Miriam Correa ... Inés
Nuria Mencía ... Nieves
María Bazán María Bazán ... Helena
Jesús Cracio Jesús Cracio ... Manolo
Lluís Villanueva ... Carlos
José Luis Torrijo ... Pedro
Juan Margallo ... Padre Adela
Luis Bermejo ... Alberto
Adrián García Adrián García ... Miguelito
Eric García Eric García ... Miguelito
Carmen Gutiérrez Carmen Gutiérrez ... Miriam
Pep Sais ... Doctor
Adrián Marín Adrián Marín ... Pepe
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Through Adela and Antonia's lives, we have a glimpse of those brief moments of joy and sorrow common to anyone who lives in a big city.

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Genres:

Drama

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The film is structured in four chapters ("Antonia and Adela", "The City", "The firm ground", "The background noise") and an epilogue. See more »

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Pure life, with no additives
10 February 2008 | by maurazosSee all my reviews

It has been a nice surprise for me to see such a wonderful movie and I recognize that I would not have seen it if it had not been prized with three 2008 Goya Awards (including Best Film and Best Director ones). Of course, Spanish media did not talk too much about it because I can imagine they have not any economical or political interest on it. That is the way they do it.

But it is a delight that those kind of films are still done in 21st century, so simple, with no music and not dramatic special effects, with unknown but credible and natural actors and actresses. This film is an effective portrait of the Spanish society today with all its problems and all its virtues, with no typical images for tourists nor false features to sell a brilliant and fiction image of a Spain that does not actually exist.

I love the calmed atmosphere that wrap the scenes and the usual division of the image in two halves that let the audience have a double perspective of the scene. The static cameras and the frontal shots make me remember Yasujiro Ozu's style, so I like this film even more.

Finally, I must say that this is a film which proves that an excellent film can be done with not big amounts of money: an example to be followed.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1 June 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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