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La soledad (2007)

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.

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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 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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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1 June 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Solitary Fragments See more »

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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Jaime Rosales tries out in this film the technique of polivision, consisting of dividing the CinemaScope screen into two symmetrical halves that show two different points of view of the same scene. See more »

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As profound and as moving as anything by Almodovar
27 May 2017 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

The lives of a group of women are forensically examined in exemplary fashion by the Spanish director Jaime Rosales. Rosales is one of the least known of European directors but is also one of the most innovative. Here he uses split screen to a great effect than almost anyone else in recent memory. It's brilliant, it's simple and it never feels 'tricksy'. The setting is Madrid and this superbly acted film is as profound and as moving as anything by Almodovar.

The central characters are Adela, (Sonia Almarcha), a young mother who has moved to Madrid with her baby son and Antonia, (Petra Martinez), an older woman with three grown-up daughters. These women make up the backbone of the film and it's their resilience in the face of tragedy that is the main theme of the picture. The men in their lives do their best but they can't measure up; they are secondary characters, patient and somewhat lost. This is a 'women's picture' in the very best sense of the term yet since its debut at Cannes it's been shamefully overlooked. Seek it out.


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