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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

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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Country:

Spain | Mexico

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Spanish | English

Release Date:

17 November 2017 (Spain) See more »

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€2,300,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Se me enamora el alma
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Boring and slow
7 September 2018 | by qui_jSee all my reviews

This is a very slow moving film with numerous closeups of the lead actor's head, mouth, back of head, etc. Like many other Spanish movies, it does not shy away from full frontal nudity that adds absolutely nothing to the story, just included there gratuitously. There isn't a lot of dialog, and the movie tries too hard to be clever with the use of weird cinematography that falls flat. The ending is really very silly. It leaves the viewer grieving for the 2 hours lost that he/she will never get back after watching the film!


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