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Magical Girl (2014)

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The father of a terminally ill girl is determined to grant his daughter's last wish, a ridiculously expensive collectors' costume from a Japanese TV series. The request will drive him into a journey within his city's dark underbelly.

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Carlos Vermut

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Carlos Vermut
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Sacristán ... Damián
Marina Andruix Marina Andruix ... Bárbara niña (as Marina Anduix)
Raimundo de los Reyes Raimundo de los Reyes ... Marcos niño
Lucía Pollán ... Alicia
Luis Bermejo ... Luis
Alberto Chaves Alberto Chaves ... Tendero
Julián Génisson Julián Génisson ... Dependiente joyería
Roser Pujol Roser Pujol ... Doctora
Toña Medina Toña Medina ... Locutora radio (voice)
Marisol Membrillo ... Marisol
Bárbara Lennie ... Bárbara
Israel Elejalde ... Alfredo
Eva Llorach ... Laura
David Pareja David Pareja ... Javier
Lourdes Verger Lourdes Verger ... Chica biquini
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Storyline

Luis, an unemployed literature teacher, is determined to grant what may be the last wish of Alicia, his 12-year-old daughter who is suffering from terminal leukemia: she dreams of owning the costume of Magical Girl Yukiro, her anime star. Unfortunately, the price tag is far beyond his means. But Luis is not one to give up easily, even if it means... abuse or blackmail. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Be careful what you wish for.

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Drama | Thriller

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

17 October 2014 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Garota de Fogo See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The song for the end credits is "Song of the Black Lizard" by Pink Martini, originally written and sung by Akihiro Miwa for the movie Kurotokage (1962). The film is an adaptation of Yukio Mishima's play which is in turn based on Rampo Edogawa's noir novel, and Mishima wrote the play specifically for Miwa to play the lead. Although Miwa did not star in the 1962 version, he later played the titular role in Kuro tokage (1968), another adaptation of the play directed by Kinji Fukasaku. See more »

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Oliver: [Before Barbara enters the black salamander room and upon meeting the mysterious Oliver for the first time] Do you like bullfights?
Bárbara: No, not much, truthfully.
Oliver: I don't like them much either, but it is odd that Spain is specifically the country in which bullfighting is most popular. Do you know why Spain is a country in eternal conflict? Because we cannot decide whether we are a rational country or an emotional one. The Nordic countries, for example, are cerebral countries. However, the Arabs or ...
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Gold Leaf
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Disturbing
3 September 2018 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

It's hard to know where this entire film will lead to, but where it does is ultimately dark and disturbing. It's a psychological ride.


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