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Primary! (2010)

¡Primaria! (original title)
The very realistic life from deep inside the entrails of a Primary school, with explosive results.


Iván Noel
2 nominations. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Francisco Alfonsin ... Jose Maria
Maica Sánchez Caballero Maica Sánchez Caballero ... Angustias
Eva Rubio Eva Rubio ... Idoia
Mercedes Suárez Aller Mercedes Suárez Aller ... Directora
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marga Martínez Marga Martínez ... Profesora / Psicóloga
José Joaquín Mena José Joaquín Mena ... José Joaquin
Eva Rubio Eva Rubio ... Idoia
Asencio Salas Asencio Salas ... Otro Profesor
Charo Urbano Charo Urbano ... Madre Niño
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In this explosive celebration of children's creativity, PRIMARY! Follows the lives of students and their teachers in a peculiar yet somewhat recognizable primary school. When Jose Maria, more apt at lecturing Fine Arts at University than controlling a primary classroom, fills in his new post as art teacher, chaos seems on the verge of unleashing itself. However, the path that his young and infinitely imaginative little students take him through shows him there more than little he can learn form them, and a new life to discover... Written by Ivan Noel

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The film, in keeping with Ivan Noel's other films, was a no-budget shoot: no one was actually paid for their work, and all for the love of film. See more »

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Excellent movie
22 May 2013 | by pablomoransterSee all my reviews

Excellent movie only possible for a true master in the art of making himself apparently invisible for the children, who seem to function in the scene with complete easiness in one world between documentary and fiction. It is also very funny, and always full of natural and fresh narrative, far from the tragic twist that unfortunately seems to permeate the complete Noel's work so far. Some of the children's paintings are really wonderful. It reminds me the best of François Truffaut and qualify it as an authentic masterpiece. Hopefully the author, whose photographic and film technique's are outstanding, would decide to continue this path. Louis Malle, Jean Vigo... are clearly surpassed here. Only the best Truffaut could be a match for it.

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Release Date:

24 October 2010 (Japan) See more »

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EUR60,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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