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4L (2019)

4 latas (original title)
TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 1 March 2019 (Spain)
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Tocho, Jean Pierre and Ely travel from Spain to Mali to meet Ely's dying father for the last time.


Gerardo Olivares





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Reno ... Jean Pierre
Hovik Keuchkerian ... Tocho
Susana Abaitua Susana Abaitua ... Ely
Juan Dos Santos Juan Dos Santos ... Mamadou
Arturo Valls Arturo Valls ... Soriano
Enrique San Francisco ... Joseba
Francesc Garrido ... Alain / Akly
Ileana Wilson Ileana Wilson ... Maimona
Eric Nguyen Eric Nguyen ... Takimoto
Antonio Engonga Antonio Engonga ... Ekaley (as Antonio 'Tony' Engonga)
Pablo Altadill Pablo Altadill ... Álex
Himar González Himar González ... Supermoon
José Luis Esteban José Luis Esteban ... Recepcionista
Boré Buika Boré Buika ... Sargento
Ibrahim Ibnou Goush Ibrahim Ibnou Goush ... Policía puesto control


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 Chockys

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Comedy | Drama


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The french fondly call the Renault 4L, which names de film, as "catrelle" (after 'quatre L'). It's an iconic car in France, usually the students' first car due to its low price. See more »


Jean Pierre: So how's life treating you?
Tocho: We're not talking. I don't bother life and it leaves me alone
Jean Pierre: So it leaves you alone in a good way, or leaves you alone meaning I should change the subject?
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FeelGood Movie
1 November 2019 | by mici_smileyfaceSee all my reviews

I like to read user reviews rather then believing the rating. But in this case, all you have to know is that this is a FEEL GOOD movie.

Not a masterpiece, there is no "true story" effect, not a blockbaster, but when you finish it, you are happy. And for me, that's more then enough.

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Release Date:

1 March 2019 (Spain) See more »

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EUR3,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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