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El autor (2017)

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A man obsessed with the idea of writing "high literature" starts to cause conflicts around him to write about it.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Gutiérrez ... Álvaro
María León ... Amanda
Adelfa Calvo ... Portera
Adriana Paz Adriana Paz ... Irene
Tenoch Huerta ... Enrique
Rafael Téllez Rafael Téllez ... Sr. Montero
Antonio de la Torre ... Juan
Domi del Postigo Domi del Postigo ... Presentador
José Carlos Carmona José Carlos Carmona ... Jesús
Alberto González Alberto González ... Don Alfonso
Craig Stevenson ... Craig McCallan (Conferenciante)
José Chaves ... Marido Portera
Juanfra Juárez Juanfra Juárez ... Álex
Juan Carlos Villanueva Juan Carlos Villanueva ... Juez
Amanuel Cadaval Amanuel Cadaval ... Niño
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Álvaro is a man from Sevilla (Andalucía, south to Spain). Poor and clumsy, without imagination and inspiration to write, he works as accountant in a notary and he is married with Amanda, who unexpectedly became famous after to write her first novel. Dreaming with to make the great novel of all times and surpass Amanda, Álvaro goes to night class of literature, asking help to the teacher José in order to find the keys to make it. After discovering Amanda being unfaithful with another man, Álvaro is suggested by his boss Don Alfonso to make a little vacations. Moving to a new building, Álvaro passes the days trying to write in an insistently and obsessively way, with any success. Meeting his new neighbors, among them are Enrique and Irene (two Mexican immigrants with money troubles by the imminent dismissal of Enrique of his work), Sr. Montero (an old man and former military, with extreme right-wing ideas from the old Franco's Regime), and the caretaker of the building, an unsatisfied ... Written by Chockys

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17 November 2017 (Spain) See more »

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€2,300,000 (estimated)
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Se me enamora el alma
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Each and every one of us are characters in the eyes of others.
11 November 2018 | by bola_de_puSee all my reviews

For the love of Christ, what piece of role Javier Gutiérrez has played in this film, of equal or more quality than his Robles character in 'La Isla Mínima'. A character full of emotions, his desire to write a good book upsets the lives of all the people he knows. Slow movie, not recommended for people who like flashes and fast scenes. Instead, film based on the details, with a great weight in the role of Alvaro in the whole plot. The psychological complexity of his role is impressive and Gutiérrez's performance is masterful. It is a very sad film, which teaches us the power of never being satisfied where we are and where we are going. Each and every one of us are characters in the eyes of others in this plot that we call life. We have to be the protagonist of our life. One of the final scenes of the film, when Alvaro is in the police car on the way to the prison is great, spooky. Speaking alone, sobbing, laughing, his dialogue with his person, all those details were a bomb. Great movie, but it does not have a closure in relation to his wife and his teacher, one of the weak points of the plot.


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