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El faro de las orcas (2016)

A mother with an autistic child travel from Spain to Argentina looking to help her son to connect with his emotions.

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Gerardo Olivares
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maribel Verdú ... Lola
Joaquín Furriel ... Beto Bubas
Joaquín Rapalini ... Tristán (as Quinchu Rapalini)
Ana Celentano ... Marcela
Ciro Miró ... Manolo
Osvaldo Santoro Osvaldo Santoro ... Bonetti
Federico Barga Federico Barga ... Quiñones
Zoe Hochbaum Zoe Hochbaum ... Martina
Alan Juan Pablo Moya Alan Juan Pablo Moya ... Inti
Juan Antonio Sánchez Juan Antonio Sánchez ... Junco
Eduardo 'Camión' Domínguez Eduardo 'Camión' Domínguez ... Anciano
Roberto Bubas Roberto Bubas ... Hombre
Isidoro del Carmen Isidoro del Carmen ... Esquilador
Errol Kenny Hughes Errol Kenny Hughes ... Paisano
Maria A. Abraham Maria A. Abraham ... Camarera
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Storyline

Beto is a lonely man who works as Ranger of the isolated Peninsula Valdes' National Park (Chubut, Argentina). Lover of the nature and animals, the peace of his days watching orcas, seals and sea lions in the sea ends after the arrival of Lola, a Spanish mother who travels there from Madrid with his autistic 11 years old son Tristán looking for Beto after both watch him in a documentary about whales. Desperate, Lola asks help Beto in order to make a therapy for Tristán, hoping that his isolation caused by the autism can be overcome. Reluctant at the beginning, Beto agrees to help Tristán, sailing by the cost in a boat to meet orcas (defying the rules that prevent touching them and swimming them), the only one that causes emotional responses in Tristán. As days go by, Tristán starts slowly to express emotions, in the same way that Beto's boss tries to fire him in the belief that orcas are a dangerous killers whales, Lola realizes about a familiar trouble in Spain and that they Lola and ... Written by Chockys

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orca | autism | argentina | boss | sea lion | See All (16) »

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Un lugar para soñar. [A place to dream.]


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Country:

Spain | Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 December 2016 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lighthouse of the Orcas See more »

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Budget:

€6,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Based on a true story about Roberto "Beto" Bubas, a ranger in Chubut, Patagonia Argentina. See more »

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27 October 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

...in Patagonia. a mother. her son. a stranger. and a cure. the whales. and a beautiful state of soul. because it is one of rare films escaping to definitions. it is well acted, it has a beautiful script and a provocative subject. short, it is one of trip - films . not only in a magnificent region of Argentina but in the middle of feelings, emotions, expectations, hopes and transformation, step by step, for each character. in the point when the viewer becomes one of them. short, an admirable work. about basic, fundamental things.about forms of solitude. and about future.and, sure, about a meet changing everything.


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