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Cinco metros cuadrados (2011)

Alex and Virginia spend their savings on a flat in a building under construction.t The developers take short cuts and the couple seek compensation from the speculators through the law courts.

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Max Lemcke
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Tejero ... Alex
Malena Alterio ... Virginia
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba ... Montañés
Manuel Morón ... Arganda
Jorge Bosch Jorge Bosch ... Toño
Enric Benavent Enric Benavent ... Jaime
Lola Moltó Lola Moltó ... María Jesús
Secun de la Rosa ... Nacho
Pep Ricart Pep Ricart ... Jefe de Álex
Paco Sarro Paco Sarro ... Carlos
Sara Juárez ... Olga
Carles Sanjaime Carles Sanjaime ... Jose Mari (as Carles San Jaime)
Paula Bares Paula Bares ... Charo
Angela Boj ... Laura
Sergio Caballero Sergio Caballero ... Abogado joven
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Alex and Virginia spend their savings on a flat in a building under construction.t The developers take short cuts and the couple seek compensation from the speculators through the law courts.

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1 August 2018 | by bpebSee all my reviews

Before getting married to provide for their future Alex and Virginia have spent all their savings on the option of a flat in a building under construction, but the developers have taken too many short cuts and building is stopped. To get their refund for breach of contract from the speculators the couple seek compensation through the law courts and Alex is slowly driven to extremes. This is not the first time that Cinema deals with the lodging crisis during a Spanish economic crisis (see for instance Esta pareja feliz 1951, El inquilino 1956, La vida por delante 1958, El pisito 1959, Hay que educar a papa 1972, Venta por pisos 1972,


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Language:

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Release Date:

11 November 2011 (Spain) See more »

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