Tocho is a rude in bad manners Basque who works in Bilbao's docklands as night watch. Tired of his bored and routine life, a letter from Tombuctu, Mali, forces him to make a radical change: leaving his job, Tocho travels France for meeting Jean Pierre, a lifelong friend, estranged of their youth days. There Tocho tells Jean Pierre that Joseba, their other lifelong friend with who they three traveled from Spain to Tombuctu years ago to sell race cars and who he established there in Mali ten years ago, is dying. Reluctant, Jean Pierre accepts Tocho's plan to travel Mali to meet Joseba before it be too late. They two visit Ely, Joseba's newly adult daughter to ask her of going with them. Despite the bad and absent relation between Ely and her father, she decides to make the journey in the hope to fix her disastrous life, but instead to take a flight from Spain to Mali, Ely reveals Tocho and Jean Pierre her biggest secret: a 1982's Renault 4 modified as race car from the first days of ...Written by
The 13 songs that form 4L's beautiful folk-rock soundtrack are by Pajaro Sunrise (born Yuri Méndez Barríos, in Léon/Spain). After two albums he quit a band, took a sabbatical to recharge creatively, and had songs featured in series as The Big C and Castle, plus TV ads for McDonald's and Rexona. Songs like "Shooting stars on the road to Timbuktu" and "See you soon" create the perfect indie ambiance fot the movie. See more »
So how's life treating you?
We're not talking. I don't bother life and it leaves me alone
So it leaves you alone in a good way, or leaves you alone meaning I should change the subject?
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I like road movies. There is the journey, the destination, and well, you're on the move, with the characters.
Very nice little movie, good cast, good chemistry, and lots of desert!
I very much liked the actor that played Tocho. Though, secretly, I would have loved to see Javier Bardem take that part.
Whether you're feeling cold or not, this movie will warm you up.
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