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Carne de neón (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Thriller | 21 January 2011 (Spain)
Hoping to earn his mother's respect, a young hustler-turned-businessman tries to open a brothel with his two useless buddies.

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Paco Cabezas

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Paco Cabezas (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Casas ... Ricky
Vicente Romero ... Angelito
Luciano Cáceres ... El Niño
Macarena Gómez ... La Canija
Dámaso Conde Dámaso Conde ... La Infantita
Vanessa Oliveira Vanessa Oliveira
Darío Grandinetti ... Chino
Blanca Suárez ... Verónica
Antonio de la Torre ... Santos
Ángela Molina ... Pura
Hsin-Lan Chang Hsin-Lan Chang ... Kim
María Zamarbide María Zamarbide ... Irina
David Morissel David Morissel ... Bebé Mobila
Muxtor Ortuño Muxtor Ortuño ... Bebé Mobila
Andrea Carballo Andrea Carballo ... Nadia
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Hoping to earn his mother's respect, a young hustler-turned-businessman tries to open a brothel with his two useless buddies.

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Release Date:

21 January 2011 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Neon Flesh See more »

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€420,250 (Spain), 21 January 2011, Limited Release
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Good but too many subplots
29 June 2012 | by billcr12See all my reviews

Rickey is introduced at the beginning, as he narrates his life story as the child of a prostitute who was abandoned at the age of twelve as she ended up in jail. Awaiting her release from the pokey, he decides to celebrate by opening a nightclub/whorehouse in her honor. He and two other low level street criminals "recruit" girls for this undertaking. The drafted hookers include a Russian and a pregnant African refugee who gives birth to a boy shortly after starting to earn her keep at the brothel. In between, as Rickey's mom is paroled and her son picks her up for a family reunion, he discovers that the years of alcohol abuse have given her early Alzheimer's disease, so she does not recognize him.

Added to the cast of misfits is a mob boss named Chino, who is deeply disturbed by Rickey opening a place without his permission. He also seeks revenge on the police for beating his son to death during an arrest. In the words of Henry David Thoreau, simplify. Unfortunately, the writer has too many subplots going at once, which spoils some excellent acting by Mario Casas as Rickey and Angela Molina as his mother. Even with the criticism, Neon Flesh is still worth watching.


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