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Brain Drain (2009)

Fuga de cerebros (original title)
Emilio, a shy, not too brilliant pupil at a humble local secondary school, has always harbored a secret love for Natalia, the cutest, brightest girl in the class. On the last day of the ... See full summary »

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Álex Pina (screenplay), Curro Velázquez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Casas ... Emilio
Alberto Amarilla ... Chuli
Amaia Salamanca ... Natalia
Canco Rodríguez Canco Rodríguez ... Cabra
Gorka Lasaosa ... Ruedas
Pablo Penedo Pablo Penedo ... Corneto
Blanca Suárez ... Voz angelical
Sarah Mühlhause Sarah Mühlhause ... Claudia Smith
Álex Angulo ... Cecilio
Asunción Balaguer ... Abuela Emilio
Joan Dalmau ... Abuelo Emilio
David Fernández David Fernández ... Loren
José Luis Gil José Luis Gil ... Manuel
Fernando Guillén ... Abuelo Natalia
Loles León ... Rita
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Emilio, a shy, not too brilliant pupil at a humble local secondary school, has always harbored a secret love for Natalia, the cutest, brightest girl in the class. On the last day of the school year, when he finally decides to declare his love, Natalia is awarded a scholarship to study Medicine at Oxford. It would seem that all is lost for Emilio, but his drop-out school-pals are not ready to throw in the towel. After faking qualifications and scholarships, this band of brainless nuts land in Oxford, causing havoc in the normally peaceful campus existence. Written by The Film Catalogue

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | English | German

Release Date:

24 April 2009 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Brain Drain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,614,450 (Spain), 24 April 2009, Limited Release
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Antena 3 Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

Remade as Fuga di cervelli (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Fuga de Cerebros
Written by Shinoflow, Pablo Penedo and Gray
Performed by Shinoflow feat. Pablo Penedo
Courtesy of EMI Music Publishing Spain/Globomedia Música Publishing, S.L.U.
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Apt title indeed
28 February 2014 | by RaidonDSee all my reviews

Ugh... this might not even be worth a review but since I saw this at the recent Italian Film Fest in Hollywood, here goes: This Italian production, mostly shot in England and Spain, is really not worth your time. A dumb collegiate plot in the vein of the "coming of age" US school romantic comedies form the 70's and 80's, this relies way too heavily on all the usual stereotypes which fall flat pretty quickly, including a poor and predictable ending. Who would watch this? No sense in going into details even - you know a movie is bad when the end title device of outtakes reveals funnier stuff than the entire film...a rating of '3' for that.


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