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Abracadabra (2017)

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A housewife struggles with her husband after he is possessed by a ghost.

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Pablo Berger

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Pablo Berger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maribel Verdú ... Carmen
Antonio de la Torre ... Carlos
Priscilla Delgado ... Toñi
Javier Antón ... Fernando (Novio)
Bea de la Cruz Bea de la Cruz ... Isabel (Novia)
Rocío Calvo Rocío Calvo ... Encarna
José Mota ... Pepe
Nacho Marraco Nacho Marraco ... Cura
Paco Churruca Paco Churruca ... Fotógrafo
Victoria Sáez Victoria Sáez ... Ratera Súper
Fabia Castro Fabia Castro ... Chica Hostal Tutankamon
Mario Alonso ... Chico Hostal Tutankamon
Josep Maria Pou ... Dr. Fumetti (as José María Pou)
Malena Gutiérrez Malena Gutiérrez ... Rosario
Janfri Topera Janfri Topera ... Rogelio
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Storyline

Carmen is a housewife from Madrid mother of teen Toñi and married with the macho man and obsessed with soccer Carlos, which her daily life complicating due to the abusive character of Carlos. During the party after a wedding of Carmen's nephew, her cousin Pepe decides prove his abilities as showman with a hypnosis session. After Carlos mocks Pepe in front of all invited, a ghost possesses Carlos, suffering strange and radical changes of attitudes and behaviors. Meeting with Pepe, Carmen looking for answers to discover what's happening. Helped by Prof. Fumetti, Pepe's mentor, Carmen realizes that Carlos is possessed by the spirit of Tito, a schizophrenic young man who in early 80's killed his own mother and a several assistants to a wedding party before commit suicide in the same restaurant where he worked and where Carmen's nephew celebrated his party. With time running out, Carmen and Pepe try to exorcise the evil spirit before Carlos be totally annulled by Tito, at the same time ... Written by Chockys

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent bloody images, language and sexual references | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain | France | Belgium

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

15 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Абракадабра See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€5,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,116, 17 September 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,470, 21 September 2017
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Dolby Atmos

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Color
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Connections

References The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Algo de mí
Written by Camilo Sesto (as Camilo Blanes Cortes)
Performed by Edu Soto
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Very "Spanish" in every way!
27 September 2018 | by heldenklineSee all my reviews

I DVRd this movie just for the heck of it, even though I usually don't watch subtitled pics. Was it a ghost story? Yes. A horror story? Yes. A family drama? Yes. An outrageous sex comedy with a feminist twist? Yes. Great music? Yes. I loved the combination of the genres and couldn't wait to see how everything in the plot got worked out. At first I couldn't get past the jewelry, clothing, colorful everything, including the wedding venues. Whoa.Subtlety was not included! Then...wow. There was a murder mystery too. In the dead center was Carmen (Maribel Verdu) and her crabby husband's cousin, a store detective and part-time master stage hypnotist, and a case of inadvertent possession. I won't go into more detail and mess things up for you. Poor Carmen! Does she want original hubby back and who--or what--has taken him over? One thing I need to mention. In the very last line of the movie the translator makes a one-word disastrous mistake. Listen carefully to what Carmen says. Oops!


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