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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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Comedy | Thriller

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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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Happy Mother's Day! Here is your brothel!
2 August 2012 | by leontaamSee all my reviews

With outstanding visual effects that are not shy in trying to reveal the influence of Guy Ritchie's filmography, "Carne de Neon" is a brilliant film that, contrary to the tedious Spanish film industry, does not intend to tackle moral lessons within the overused context of the Civil War. Abounding with graphic scenes that are typical of any gangster movie,Paco Cabeza's tour de force consists of an almost impossible skill to combine irreconcilable ingredients, in a story in which each character has his/her own inner contradictions. For example: Ricky keeps a very cold, detached attitude towards the sad situation of the prostitutes, and however, he is capable of anything in order to win back his mom's recognition; Angelito's tough superficial behavior melts down when he is in front of his dog, Rocco, or when he thinks he can kill his long-time partner/prostitute/heroin addict, Canija; El Niño (the Kid)'s physical brutality gives way to a deep tenderness when he falls in love with the African immigrant. Full of dark humor,action, and suspense, the film entertains while it also reflects on the shady universe of Eastern mafias, human traffic, illegal immigration,drugs, prostitution, and corruption. Wonderfully crafted script in which everything seems to obey some kind of poetic justice by which, after so many chaotic events, the ending resolution fits in accordingly. Surprisingly, Cabezas succeeds to make the starring actor, Spanish teenage fans' idol Mario Casas, blend perfectly with the rest of the cast without seeming out of place or eclipsing the others. While the whole cast's work is remarkable, Damaso Conde clearly stole the show as the transvestite Infantita (Pricess), providing such a virulent environment with a balancing comic relief.


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