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The Motive (2017)

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TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 17 November 2017 (Spain)
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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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Juan: Who the hell is this James? And Rose? What the hell is up with them? All this has no soul. It has no soul, because you don't know what the hell you're talking about ! You don't know what the hell you're talking about ! The reality is out there. I've told you all a thousand times, roll your sleeves up, get out there, look around for stories. How many times did I tell you that?
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Fabulous idea and excellent acting
23 March 2019 | by l-72630See all my reviews

Typical Spanish movie that reveals the darkness of humanity. The twist in the end is a little rush but the whole idea of the story is still very intriguing to me. 7 stars for the story and 2 stars for Javier Gutiérrez's great acting.


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EUR2,300,000 (estimated)

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$772,690
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