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Boystown (2007)

Chuecatown (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime | 6 July 2007 (Spain)
In BOYSTOWN (Chuecatown), Victor (Pablo Puyol of 20 Centimeters) is a real estate agent in the quickly gentrifying neighborhood of Chueca in Madrid. But he hides a terrible secret; his ... See full summary »

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Juan Flahn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pepón Nieto ... Leo
Pablo Puyol ... Víctor
Concha Velasco ... Antonia
Rosa Maria Sardà ... Mila (as Rosa Mª Sardá)
Carlos Fuentes Carlos Fuentes ... Rey
Edu Soto ... Luis (as Eduardo Soto)
Mariola Fuentes ... Lola
Joan Crosas Joan Crosas ... Sr. Pardo (as Joan Crossas)
Pedro Veral Pedro Veral ... Fran (as Pedro Garcia Veral)
Montse Alcoverro Montse Alcoverro ... Susi (as Montserrat Alcoberro)
Ángel Burgos Ángel Burgos ... Mario (as Angel Burgos)
Margarita Calatayud Margarita Calatayud ... Abuela de Lola
La Prohibida La Prohibida ... Laura Roderas (as Luis Herrero)
Josefina Güell Josefina Güell ... Anciana
Antonio Municio Antonio Municio ... Raul
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In BOYSTOWN (Chuecatown), Victor (Pablo Puyol of 20 Centimeters) is a real estate agent in the quickly gentrifying neighborhood of Chueca in Madrid. But he hides a terrible secret; his apartments become available for sale when he murders the elderly women owners and disguises them as suicides. Then Victor quickly refurbishes the apartments to upwardly-mobile gay couples because his ultimate goal is to transform the neighborhood into a hip gayborhood like the Castro in San Francisco and Chelsea in New York. The latest victim s apartment is next door to gay couple Ray (Carlos Fuentes of Kilometer Zero) and Leo (Pepón Nieto of Bulgarian Lovers) who eventually inherit the apartment and offer it as a gift to Ray s mother Antonia (Concha Velasco of Kilometer Zero). But Victor only wants high income gays to move in and he begins a plot to remove Antonia from the premises. Toss in the eccentric Inspector Mila (Rosa Maria Sardà of All About My Mother) and her charmingly clueless son Luis, ...

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Taglines:

Es hora de limpiar el barrio (It's time to clean up the neighborhood)

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Goofs

When the mother-in-law's boyfriend is attacked in the shower, it is obvious from side view that he is nude. After he slumps into the tub and is interviewed by the hero, the actor is obviously wearing a red-banded underwear. See more »

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Happy Chueca
Written and Performed by Diossa and Malyzzia
©2006 by Diossa and Malyzzia
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Fun movie
28 March 2008 | by nitrox11See all my reviews

Just went to see this at the London lesbian & gay film festival with 6 friends. We went because the preview clip we had seen at a screening a few weeks ago made us laugh. We all enjoyed the movie and found it funny, as did the rest of the sell-out crowd in the cinema, with laugh out loud moments and applause from the audience at some of the scenes throughout the film.

Yes, there are some so-easy-to-spot-they-might-as-well-carry-a-red-flag set ups and some tired old clichés, but it didn't seem to be a film trying to make too much of a statement. It's just a light hearted picture poking fun at some gay nonsense - or at least that's the way it played tonight with the crowd. The lead women are fantastic, if a bit OTT, but the whole movie is so OTT any other characters would seem stupid. For my money Carlos Fuentes as Rey, was worth the price of the admission alone! If you like a fast moving story that has a few twists, plenty of bearish camp nonsense and a lot of laughs then you'll probably enjoy it. If you are looking for a film with a deep message, then avoid it. Any movie that has a pensioner mother slagging off her son's boyfriend by saying he has an arse 'like a Japanese flag' is never going to deliver much in the way of earnest discussion of the themes afterwards....


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

6 July 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$619,769
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Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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