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Don't Look Down (2008)

No mires para abajo (original title)
Coming of age. In Buenos Aires, Eloy is on the verge of manhood. He studies physics, helps with the family headstone business, and does advertising - handing out flyers while walking on ... See full summary »

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Eliseo Subiela

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Eliseo Subiela
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Cast overview:
Antonella Costa ... Elvira
Leandro Stivelman Leandro Stivelman ... Eloy
Hugo Arana ... Padre de Eloy
Mónica Galán ... Ana
Octavio Borro Octavio Borro ... Andrés
María Elina Ruas María Elina Ruas ... Celia (as María Elena Ruas)
Marzenka Novak Marzenka Novak ... Madre de Eloy
Viviana Piccolo Viviana Piccolo ... Cuñada de Eloy
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Coming of age. In Buenos Aires, Eloy is on the verge of manhood. He studies physics, helps with the family headstone business, and does advertising - handing out flyers while walking on stilts or wearing an empanada costume. When his melancholy father dies, Eloy imagines that his father visits him at night; the explanation is more pedestrian - Eloy has started sleepwalking. Things change abruptly: while sleepwalking, he falls through an open skylight into the bed of Elvira, a young woman from Barcelona visiting her grandmother. Elvira invites Eloy to become her lover and teaches him Tantric sex. Eloy discovers bliss. And his father? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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When sexual fantasies come true.

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

When his out-of-body experience takes him to Barcelona, Eloy is wearing a red-and-blue Barcelona FC soccer jersey. See more »

Quotes

Eloy: What a disappointment to discover I was a sleepwalker. Dad wasn't writing in my notebook. He wasn't reading it either, because the dead don't need to read to stay informed. I know because my neighbourhood borders on the Underworld. Every day I cross the border. The angels avert their eyes to avoid my gaze.They know that if they once looked at me, they would have to tell me that one day I'd have to stay on this side of the border... forever.
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Pre-credits title card: "Wherever and whenever society deems life is worthless, we must see through the eyes of Eros. In the fulness of time, it is up to Eros to restore the balance between life and death that has been tipped in death's favour." - André Breton See more »

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References Battling Butler (1926) See more »

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Joana Francesa
Performed by Pedro Aznar and Ney Matogrosso
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Enjoyable and Artistic Tantric Sex Romp in Spanish
28 March 2012 | by mrcibuburSee all my reviews

This is one of those films which you will watch either because of the sex scenes it contains or because you want a good Spanish speaking film with readable English sub-titles - or both. What you get in fact is an underrated emotional comedy which has all the sex you might want to watch for curiosity sake while using it as a lesson to brush up on your Spanish.

My wife and I were very taken with the film, it was nice to watch together. Yes it is a sort of Kama Sutra movie, but the film is artistically directed and the storyline, although not reaching Hollywood heights, will tickle and tease you with delight, and I am not talking about the sex scenes in that reference.

Here is a film carrying a double meaning, a young boy who has been taught by his Father to walk on stilts, so he looks down on people in an amusing way. Not only that, as a sleepwalker, he has an uncanny ability to see the dead 'alive' each morning, this is all very touching in a young man who is setting out on a life of sexual exploration.

I found this film on DVD by accident. I am always glad to watch a foreign language movie and especially one in Spanish. An Argentinian movie is a rare treat. Something as sexually evocative and artistic as this IS a rare treat indeed. There is hardly any nudity in movies of current release nowadays and when there is, it is hardly done in an artistic way.

There are some great expressions and some really funny moments. The story is somewhat thin at times but that matters not to the overall enjoyment of the movie.

Here we have a movie with artistic credibility, no bad language, no violence, a movie which is just a pleasure to watch.


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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

30 October 2008 (Argentina) See more »

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$132,551
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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