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

Writer:

Carlos Vermut
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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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girl | cosplay | cancer | prison | scar | See All (57) »

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Be careful what you wish for.

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Drama | Thriller

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The name of the girl Alicia was taken from Alice in Wonderland, and her father Luis was named after Lewis Carroll, as the director put it, Alice's "literary father". 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 the ...
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Spoofed in Magical Boy (2015) See more »

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Gold Leaf
Written and Performed by Wild Honey
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A movie that strongly impacts the emotion
24 August 2016 | by teamyordle23See all my reviews

This is my first review, it'll be quick and to the point.

There has never been a movie that has changed my emotion and played with my mind and I congratulate the director/writer "Carlos Vermunt" for doing so.

First of all the thing I really love about this movie is how almost every scene is empty in terms of colors. Almost every wall, clothes, and lighting is sort of pale which gives the movie a sort of dark/empty feel to it.

Nothing could have prepared me for this movie, emotionally speaking.I give this a 7 due to my personal feelings of the climax, you may love it or you may hate it based on how it all ends. Needless to say, this movie is art.


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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:

Magical Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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$213,782
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2.35 : 1
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