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Perdiendo el norte (2015)

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Two young Spanish men, with a university education, are tired of unemployment and decide to move to Germany. But soon they will find out that finding a better living is not as easy as they expected.

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Nacho G. Velilla
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yon González ... Hugo
Julián López ... Braulio
Blanca Suárez ... Carla
Malena Alterio ... Marisol
Úrsula Corberó ... Nadia
Miki Esparbé ... Rafa
Younes Bachir ... Hakan
Javier Cámara ... Próspero
Carmen Machi ... Beni
José Sacristán ... Andrés
Arantxa Aranguren Arantxa Aranguren ... Juana
Elena Rivera ... Nuria
Luis Fabra Luis Fabra ... Javier
Arturo Valls Arturo Valls ... Español en el Mundo
Alberto Chicote Alberto Chicote ... Cura
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Two young Spanish men, with a university education, are tired of unemployment and decide to move to Germany. But soon they will find out that finding a better living is not as easy as they expected.

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6 March 2015 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Ab nach Deutschland See more »

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Enticing and fun Spanish comedy about young people emigrating to Berlin to seek jobs and fortune
30 March 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

A funny romantic comedy dealing with two young Spanish men , Hugo (Yon González) and Braulio (Julián López) with an university education , they are tired of a country where never goes nothing and full of corruption , funds cuts as well as their unemployment . Until one day appears in a TV program , an individual (Arturo Valls) , an immigrant telling wonders on Germany and its people and both of them excited about the stories that he explains , decide then to move to Berlin to find a new life and to finish their out of work situation . Hugo and Braulio decide try his luck traveling to Germany , it all in order to help their families , as Hugo's father (Javier Cámara married to Carmen Machi) is unemployed person . However , the "German Dream" results a be a ¨bluf¨ and soon they will find out that finding a better living is not as easy as they expected . It begins at five o'clock in the morning , cleaning and serving at a ¨Palma Kebab Berlin¨, whose owner results to be the sympathetic Hakan (Younes Bachir) and wife Marisol (Malena Alterio) and concludes by midnight . Meanwhile , Hugo falls in love for gorgeous Carla (Blanca Suárez) .

This film is interesting to see , because of the bewildering as well as unfortunate situations that protagonists suffer are similarly happened to the new Spanish emigrants , as it is what we had to make thousands of Spaniards in order to earn the money out of the motherland . This is a bemusing film that contains hilarious sketches , tongue-in-check , grotesque incidents , but above all , it especially packs humor and irony ; concerning interesting issues as emigration and unemployment of a lost generation . Sitting in a strange middle ground and the stylishly enjoyable . What we want teaching is the status of some characters who share home in an apartment and working in Germany , and that they want everything to gain profits , it serves them in order to deliver their families . This ¨Perdiendo El Norte¨ also known as ¨Ab Nach Deutschland¨ bears remarkable resemblance to ¨Vente a Alemania Pepe¨ (1971) by Pedro Lazaga with Alfredo Landa ; in fact , it seems to be a remake adapted to contemporary times ; even the incombustible José Sacristán appears both films , here playing a retired old man with Alzheimer illness . It narrates the conflict between the traditional Spanish society and modernity that pushes each time with more force . Fun interpretations from Yon Gónzalez and Júlian López who attempt his luck traveling Berlin to find expectations and to bring to life the ¨German dream¨ . Support cast is frankly good , giving agreeable and catching acting as Malena Alterio , Úrsula Corberó , Miki Esparbé , Younes Bachir . And special mention for the always excellent : Javier Cámara , Carmen Machi and José Sacristán . Atmospheric musical score by Juanjo Javierre , including the classic song and film leitmotif : ¨Mi Querida España , Esta España Nuestra¨ by Cecilia . Colorful and evocative Cinematography by Isaac Vila .

The motion picture was professionally directed by Nacho G. Velilla who was born in Zaragoza, Aragón, where he often shoots his films . He is an expert on comedies and ¨Sitcom¨ , a notorious producer , director and writer , known for his TV series as ¨7 Vidas¨ (1999), ¨Aída¨ (2005) , ¨Gominólas¨, and some films as ¨Fuera De Carta¨ (2008) , ¨To Hell with the ugly¨ , ¨Villaviciosa De Al Lado¨ , ¨No Manches Frida¨, and this Box office successful ¨Perdiendo el Norte¨. Being most of them starred by his fetish actor : Javier Cámara .


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