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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.

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Michael Rowe

Writers:

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
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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.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2010 (2010) See more »

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Flores Para Ti
Performed by Afrodita
Music by Immanuel Miralda
Lyrics by Karin Burnett (as Karin Burnet) & Immanuel Miralda 2009
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a lonely woman
20 November 2011 | by billcr12See all my reviews

Monica del Carmen is Laura Velez, a journalist living alone in an apartment in Mexico. She spends most of her time there writing her stories or cooking for herself.

She also picks up strangers for one night stands much like Diane Keaton in "Looking For Mr. Goodbar" years ago. Del Carmen is short, overweight and plain looking but she does an admirable job portraying a lonely young woman searching for something or someone, we're never quite sure what she wants or needs.

The sex scenes are somewhat explicit for a mainstream movie, so if you are offended by such material, stay away.

This is a technically simple story mostly shot in the apartment where Laura lives. He final partner has a sadistic streak, so be forewarned of some degrading behavior which is fairly unpleasant. That being said, I would like to see what Ms. del Carmen does in the future.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

24 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leap Year See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,727, 26 June 2011

Gross USA:

$12,979

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$188,242
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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