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Año bisiesto (2010)

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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Cast

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

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Just to get through the blandness of life.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

24 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Année bissextile See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Performed by Mónica Del Carmen
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Even the Cockroach Gives a Top Performance
24 November 2011 | by dogwater-1See all my reviews

A bleak study of loneliness set in a claustrophobic apartment in Mexico City featuring a fearless performance, or a masochistic one, take your pick, by Monica Del Carmen as Laura. Laura spends most of her days and nights in her joyless apartment spying on her neighbors and inventing relationships with them in her mind. She occasionally goes out to clubs and brings home men for unrewarding sex. They invariably leave her lonelier than before. She meets Arturo (Armando Hernandez) who brings a sado-masochistic satisfaction to her sexual life. Meanwhile she ominously checks off the dates of her calendar toward the end of the month marked in red. This film is as explicit as it needs to be and Laura's world is not easy to view. Director Michael Rowe has achieved the film he sat out to make, I'm sure, and the totality of the realism can be uncomfortable as it should be. By setting the movie entirely in the small apartment and by the astonishingly natural performance of Ms. Del Carmen, you feel, smell, and know this movie like it was a fever dream. You want to give Laura a big hug at the end. Not for the squeamish or near squeamish.


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