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The Empty Hours (2013)

Las horas muertas (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 23 July 2014 (France)
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On the desolated coast of Veracruz, Mexico, 17-year-old Sebastián takes over running his uncle's small & cozy rent-by-the-hour motel. There all by himself much of the time, he meets Miranda... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Kristyan Ferrer ... Sebastian
Adriana Paz Adriana Paz ... Miranda
Eliseo Lara Martínez Eliseo Lara Martínez ... Jacinto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amaranta Abril Amaranta Abril ... Rosa
Claudia Aragón Claudia Aragón ... Joven Moto
Mayra Batalla Mayra Batalla ... Madre de Jacinto
Bartolo Campos Bartolo Campos ... Don Severino
Carlos Ceja Carlos Ceja ... Cliente condominio
Enrique Cueva Enrique Cueva ... Señor Gay
Eduardo Granados Eduardo Granados ... Joven Moto
Herbey Azael Hernández Herbey Azael Hernández ... Joven Gay
Francisco Humberto Francisco Humberto ... Mesero Restaurant
Sergio Lasgón Sergio Lasgón ... Mario
Fermín Martínez Fermín Martínez ... Tío Gerry (as Fermin Martinez)
Vanessa Mateo ... Cliente condominio


On the desolated coast of Veracruz, Mexico, 17-year-old Sebastián takes over running his uncle's small & cozy rent-by-the-hour motel. There all by himself much of the time, he meets Miranda, a regular customer who comes to the motel to meet a lover who always keeps her waiting. There together with time to kill, Sebastián and Miranda begin to get to know each other, and an ambiguous game of seduction begins between them. Written by Strand Releasing

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Drama | Romance


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Spain | France | Mexico



Release Date:

23 July 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Palma Real Motel See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,366, 13 July 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,879, 8 August 2014
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Entering the Mundaneness of Adult Life
10 June 2018 | by psalas98See all my reviews

I would call this a coming-of-age movie. This movie is a good look into how a boy with not much to do, and not many people around, finds a woman to fill his time with. His time is mostly filled with looking over the motel and overseeing his employees, but the return of the woman, María, gives him something to look forward to during the mundane, "empty" hours of his life. Sebastian has a boyish charm and his relationship with María, a wandering, free spirited woman, progresses beautifully throughout the film.

It is a simple movie with beautiful cinematography, and portrays a realistic look of a teenager's search for lust and love as he comes into adulthood and enters the mundaneness that comes with responsibility and work.

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