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El alma de las moscas (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 13 July 2012 (UK)
A magic realism tale of two brothers who meet for the first time on the way to their father's funeral, who they never knew. A journey where memories are mixed with dreams, and death is just another character.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andrea Calabrese Andrea Calabrese ... Nero
Jonathan Cenzual Burley Jonathan Cenzual Burley ... Thief, Narrator
Feliz Cenzual Feliz Cenzual ... Evaristo de la Sierra
Luis Cenzual Luis Cenzual ... Man in the red car
Innocenzo di Lisi Innocenzo di Lisi ... Priest, Thief
Antonio El Alcalde Antonio El Alcalde ... Waiter
Norberto Gutiérrez Norberto Gutiérrez ... Frederico, Thief
Eduardo Hernández Eduardo Hernández ... Ignacio, Thief
Francisca Lucas Francisca Lucas ... Mrs. Angustias
Miriam Montero Miriam Montero ... Sofía
Diana Pintado Diana Pintado ... Girl of the Sunflowers
Javier Sáez Javier Sáez ... Miguel
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A magic realism tale of two brothers who meet for the first time on the way to their father's funeral, who they never knew. A journey where memories are mixed with dreams, and death is just another character.

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Comedy

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Not Rated
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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

13 July 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Soul of Flies See more »

Filming Locations:

La Armuña, Salamanca, Spain

Company Credits

Production Co:

El Mailan Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When I think of this film, I always smile
6 April 2014 | by escottfSee all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see this at a film preview in London - surrounded by film reviewers and other freeloaders - and was fairly open minded about it having had success with a similarly low budget El Mariachi years earlier.

At a train station, two half-brothers head to their father's funeral in small town Spain - they were raised separately by different mothers - and couldn't be more different. One a trendy city type, and the other is a more bohemian musician who, naturally have no affinity to each other.

After the helpful locals point out that the trains don't run any more, they end up taking different means of transport to the funeral and reluctantly form a relationship along the way. As things get more desperate ...and the transport more ropey... emotions get more tense and things start getting more surreal.

Now this could have been either stunningly predictable, or given the budget (of next to nothing), a disaster. It was neither. After a slow start, the characters came through, odd characters came and went and gradually my smile grew more and more permanent during the screening. The film is photographed beautifully, the acting great, and the story fun and not predictable in the least.

The term "the honour among thieves" gets new and hilarious meaning in this film and, honestly, whenever I think of that incident in the film I smile like a crazy person. Now I just have to figure out how I'm going to see the director/writer/cinematographer/editor's next film.


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