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Pagafantas (2009)

For her, there have always been two kinds of guys: the ones you desire and the ones who buy you drinks. For him, she is the woman of his dreams, the one he's been waiting for. He is madly ... See full summary »

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Borja Cobeaga
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gorka Otxoa Gorka Otxoa ... Chema
Sabrina Garciarena Sabrina Garciarena ... Claudia
Julián López ... Rubén
Óscar Ladoire ... 'Tío' Jaime
Kiti Mánver ... Gloria (as Kiti Manver)
María Asquerino ... Señora Begoña
Bárbara Santa-Cruz ... Elisa
Michel Brown Michel Brown ... Sebastián
Teresa Hurtado de Ory ... Chica discoteca
Pilar Gil Pilar Gil ... Ana
Mauro Muñiz Mauro Muñiz ... Iñaki
Maribel Salas Maribel Salas ... Sara
Fernando Mikelajáuregui Fernando Mikelajáuregui ... Profesor Universidad
Ernesto Sevilla Ernesto Sevilla ... Primo 1
Borja Echevarría Borja Echevarría ... Primo 2
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Storyline

For her, there have always been two kinds of guys: the ones you desire and the ones who buy you drinks. For him, she is the woman of his dreams, the one he's been waiting for. He is madly in love with her and patiently waiting for her to realize it. The thing is that she actually wants him to buy her a drink and stay in the friend zone. Written by The Film Catalogue

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

All girls want him... as a friend.

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

3 July 2009 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A nyámnyila See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$742,705 (Spain), 3 July 2009, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mariví Bilbao, who had starred in every short by Borja Cobeaga, was set to play Begoña, but she had healthy issues and can't shoot. She was replaced with María Asquerino. See more »

Goofs

In the scene of the persecution when Chema and Claudia are being followed by Tio Jaime in the van, they pass twice by Plaza Circular, the first time, they are going to Navarra Street and to the Arenal Bridge, the second is after they get to the bridge. Besides, Navarra Street is a street where no vehicule other than public transports can go that way. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tipical Spanish: Españolada a la plancha (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Entre dos tierras
Written by Enrique Bunbury (as Bunbury), Joaquín Cardiel, Pedro Andreu and Juan Valdivia
Performed by Gorka Otxoa and Sabrina Garciarena
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Fun and silly romantic comedy with crazy events , romances , amusement and disconcerting situations
21 December 2016 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This diverting film is full of humor , entertainment , enjoyable scenes , good feeling and being amusingly paced . The picture is nicely developed , it is well realized , including hilarious elements here and there . This is a special Spanish comedy from the 2009s with the usual ingredients such as wild humor topped with a little bit of original touches here and there and the tone of the film is light-hearted . Witty and agreeable screenplay from Borja Cobeaga , deemed to be a new king of Spanish comedy . This funny film deals with Chema (Gorka Otxoa) , a good-tempered young who falls for Claudia (Sabrina Garciarena) , the woman of his dreams , the one he's been waiting for . For her , there have always been two kinds of guys: the ones you desire and the ones who buy you drinks . Meanwhile , Chema seeks advise from his best friend Rubén (Julián López) but things go wrong . Soon after , 'Tío' Jaime (Óscar Ladoire) also advises him about this romance , but he is madly in love with his mommy Gloria (Kiti Mánver) who is caring for Señora Begoña (María Asquerino who replaced Marivi Bilbao , she had healthy issues and can't shoot) .

It is an extremely funny film with entertaining events , giggles , emotion , craziness , binge , twists and intimate love stories . This disconcerting film packs amusement , comical as well as absurd situations , tongue-in-cheek , social critique , surrealist comedy , adding conventional pitfalls and many other things . Close comedy well written by Borja Cobeaga and Diego San José , regarding crazy roles , mayhem , antics , frolics , and a moving romances ; including enjoyable interpretations with outcast roles were pretty well developed . The plot is plain and simple as Chema falls really in love with Claudia and is patiently waiting for her to realize it and she actually wants him to buy her a drink and stay in the friend zone . The best parts of the movie result to be the documentary interludes in which are shown animal behaviours similarly to human beings , such as ¨La Cobra¨ , ¨Koala¨ and Lemur¨ . It's a charming , moving film , perfectly acted and concerning the narration about the relationship among friends , bride , lover , relatives and friends . On the surface , ¨Pagafantas¨ doesn't get much wrong , it looks okay , the comedy misunderstandings pile up in a reasonably amusing fashion and the performance is acceptable .

This amusing film was professionally written/produced directed by Borja Gobeaga . Basque writer-director Borja Cobeaga is having himself quite good years , first out of the gate he served as a co-writer on Spanish Affair , a little comedy that became the top grossing Spanish film of all time on its 2014 release . Borja is a director and writer, he was born in 1977 in Donostia-San Sebastián , Guipúzcoa , País Vasco, where usually shoots his movies . He a good filmmaker expert on comedies as he has proved writing several amusing flicks . Being known for Pagafantas (2009), Éramos Pocos (2005) and Negociador (2014) that was exhibited in 62nd San Sebastian Festival for its Zabaltegi section and it Won Irizar Award Best Basque Film to Borja Cobeaga and Won Turia Award Best Actor , Ramón Barea . Being especially known for ¨8 Apellidos Vascos¨ considered to be the biggest box office in Spanish cinema and he subsequently wrote ¨8 Apellidos Vascos 2¨ .


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