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Leap Year (2010)

Año bisiesto (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 24 June 2011 (USA)
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Laura's personal life consists of one affair after another. She meets Arturo and the pair enter into an intense, violent sexual relationship. As days go by, Laura crosses out the days on a calendar, revealing her secret past to her lover.


Michael Rowe


Lucía Carreras (as Lucia Carreras), Michael Rowe
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Credited cast:
Mónica Del Carmen ... Laura
Gustavo Sánchez Parra ... Arturo
Marco Zapata Marco Zapata ... Raúl
Diego Chas Diego Chas ... Hombre 1
Jaime Sierra Jaime Sierra ... Hombre 2
Armando Hernández Armando Hernández ... Hombre 3
Ireri Solís Ireri Solís ... Vecina
Ernesto González Ernesto González ... Viejito
Bertha Mendiola Bertha Mendiola ... Viejita
Dagoberto Gama ... Papá
Nur Rubio Nur Rubio ... Cajera
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Juan Meraz ... Novio Vecina


A psychodrama, shot almost entirely in a seedy one-room apartment, which details the grinding routine of Laura (Mónica del Carmen), a 25-year-old freelance journalist, who lives a very isolated life in her small apartment rarely venturing out besides getting men home from nightclubs and never going beyond one night in bed. Until she meets the quiet, inscrutable Arturo (Gustavo Sánchez Parra) and the pair enter into an intense, violent sexual relationship. The story focuses on the fascinating evolution of their relationship. As days go by, she crosses out the days on a calendar, revealing her secret past to her lover. It takes place in February on a leap year.

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Just to get through the blandness of life.


Drama | Romance


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27 December 2015 | by Lynchian696See all my reviews

Strange obsession with the approaching "leap year" anniversary of 29 February. Del Carmen's performance is powerful and painful. One Location Genre Film Making Masterpiece. There are loads and loads of detailing that can be described about this raw flick. Until finally the ending explains everything for you. But it's not easy to know what to think of it when it finally ends. I was left trying to figure out if I would consider the ending sad or happy. I'm not sure I was satisfied by the ending, but at the same time I thought it was good. I guess some movies are just there, and you can take from it whatever you wish. Albeit this movie delivers intense sense of alienation uncomfortable artistic totality of realism. Truth delivered at its rawest form. Soul- baring piece of cinema whose troubling eroticism is ultimately a vehicle for humane compassion.

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Release Date:

24 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,727, 26 June 2011

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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