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A escondidas (2014)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 31 August 2016 (France)
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Ibrahim, a 14-year-old Moroccan boy, walks down a road in the outskirts of a big city alone and disoriented. Recently informed that he will be deported in two days, he packed his belongings and ran away. He is now alone with no place to go.


Mikel Rueda


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Germán Alcarazu Germán Alcarazu ... Rafa
Adil Koukouh Adil Koukouh ... Ibra
Joseba Ugalde Joseba Ugalde ... Guille
Moussa Echarif Moussa Echarif ... Youssef
Ana Wagener ... Alicia
Álex Angulo ... Jose (as Alex Angulo)
Eder Pastor Eder Pastor ... Javi
Mansour Zakhnini Mansour Zakhnini ... Said
Khalid Chiyar Khalid Chiyar ... Rashid
Garazi Navarro Garazi Navarro ... Marta
Ramón Agirre Ramón Agirre ... Padre Rafa (as Ramón Aguirre)
Itziar Lazkano Itziar Lazkano ... Madre Rafa
Sara Cozar Sara Cozar ... Elisa
Reyes Moleres Reyes Moleres ... Farmacéutica
Elena Irureta Elena Irureta ... María


At the age of 14 years, the world around you changes at a dizzying speed. But what if actually it's you that is changing? What if these changes take you away from what up until now, has been your world? Ibrahim and Rafa are going to suffer these changes for themselves, experiencing first love in a way they never could have imagined. And having to keep it Hidden away. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance


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Spanish | Arabic

Release Date:

31 August 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Hidden Away See more »

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2.35 : 1
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6 April 2015 | by carlesmiquelSee all my reviews

When you have a fantastic script, a serious director and the perfect cast it's almost impossible not to make a good film. Well, with A Escondidas (Hidden Away... not the best translation) Director Mikel Rueda set a new standard.

The story is overwhelming in a subtle, almost muted sense, but overwhelming anyway. The sound landscapes, the colours, the music, and some almost illogical sequences push the audience into a roller-coaster of unnerving feelings and cast a deep shadow not seen but felt throughout the journey of the film.

That journey will leave scars, that may heal someday with love.

It's a journey of self-discovery, of life, of hate, of love. The characters will get you to places you don't want to go, but you have to, you simply can't shake the grip of their hands... they want to show you what's going on inside them.

Some scenes are masterful pieces of acting. There will be a moment in which your heart will explode with emotions and that can't be helped, nor undone. You'll be smitten. You'll be pulled in a world you don't want to know anything about, yet -you will.

Calling these young actors superb is not an overstatement. It's exactly what they are. Maybe the most beautiful thing is revealing what's happening inside your soul through your eyes, and these kids did it without flinching. Not only believable, they are real.

Carrying most of the weight of the film is Germán Alcarazu when he was 15 playing the part of Rafa . Pairing with best friend Guille (Joseba Ugalde) and new Moroccan friend Ibra (Adil Koukouh), he's our guide. Their friends will show us what denial and real love are about.

Since my intention is not to reveal the story, please watch the film. You'll be rewarded with pure magic.

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