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Truman (2015)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Drama | 7 April 2017 (USA)
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Julián receives an unexpected visit from his friend Tomás, who lives in Canada. The two men, accompanied by Julián's faithful dog, Truman, will share emotional and surprising moments prompted by Julián's complicated situation.

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Cesc Gay
29 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Darín ... Julián (as Ricardo Darin)
Javier Cámara ... Tomás
Dolores Fonzi ... Paula
Troilo Troilo ... Truman
Eduard Fernández ... Luis
Alex Brendemühl ... Veterinario (as Àlex Brendemühl)
Pedro Casablanc ... Médico
José Luis Gómez ... Productor (as José Luiz Gómez)
Javier Gutiérrez ... Asesor Funeraria
Elvira Mínguez ... Gloria
Oriol Pla ... Nico
Nathalie Poza ... Mujer 2
Àgata Roca Àgata Roca ... Mujer 1
Susi Sánchez ... Mujer Adopción
Francesc Orella ... Actor Restaurante
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Julián receives an unexpected visit from his friend Tomás, who lives in Canada. The two men, accompanied by Julián's faithful dog, Truman, will share emotional and surprising moments prompted by Julián's complicated situation.

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Taglines:

Best Friends Are Forever

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain | Argentina

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

7 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vänner för livet See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,258, 7 April 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$208,799, 16 June 2017
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After the Premiere screening at TIFF director Cesc Gay revealed the dog that played Truman died a few months after filming due to natural causes. See more »

Goofs

When Gloria said to Julian that she had told her son that his father decided to stop the treatment, she could not have known that because it was the first time they met since Julian took that decision. See more »

Quotes

Julián: Each person dies as best they can.
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Remade as Domani è un altro giorno (2019) See more »

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Bitter Sweet Comedy of sorts from Spain.
24 December 2016 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Ricardo Darin plays Julian an Argentinean émigré who now lives in Madrid and is something of a 'has been' actor. He is divorced and his kids are all grown up and forging their own paths in life. But he has a dog – Truman whom he dotes on. Then one day his old best friend turns up. This is Javier Camera playing Tomas. He has come over from his new life in Canada to see his old friend, for possibly, one last time.

The story shows how despite a gap of many years they are able to pick up from where they left off and can be as honest with each other as only true friends can be. The dog though is central to everything. They also catch up on past lives that had lain half remembered until now.

Now as a comedy this sort of fails as the humour is more incidental rather than up front. Where it does score is on the relationship side and a very gentle unfolding drama where we sort of know the ending from nigh on the beginning. That said there is enough here to give the plot a degree of vibrancy that engages the viewer. In Spanish with good sub titles this is a reflective film that is designed to be such and will reward those looking for a film with both feet planted in realism.


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