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Spain, Spanish, 105 mins

  • Director: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
  • Writer: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
  • Producer: José Antonio Félez

CGiii Comment

Excellent - with a hugely entertaining gay sub-plot.

It will always be compared with Almodovar but this has less eccentricity and anxiety - which does actually go in its favour.

A hugely satisfying and entertaining film.


The(ir) Blurb...

Jorge is a 25-year old janitor who desperately tries to find himself a new, and especially, better, job. This undertaking is complicated by the fact he takes care of his handicapped father who had a hart infarct seven years earlier. His soon-to-be-released brother Antonio finds a girlfriend (Paula) in jail who wants to get pregnant. When Antonio finds out he's infertile, Jorge is asked to make Paula pregnant. To make the dilemma even heavier, Jorge's childhood sweetheart Natalia returns after many years. Meanwhile, Jorge's best friend Israel (nicknamed Sean) secretly photographs men visiting an erotic masseur to find out something he didn't bargain for.

Cast & Characters

Quim Gutiérrez as Jorge;
Marta Etura as Paula;
Antonio de la Torre as Antonio;
Héctor Colomé as Andrés;
Raúl Arévalo as Israel;
Eva Pallarés as Natalia;
Manuel Morón as Fernando;
Ana Wagener as Ana;
Roberto Enríquez as Roberto;
Natalia Mateo as Funcionaria;
Alba Gárate as Alba;
Marta Aledo as Empleada del banco;
Carmen Arévalo as Maestra de ceremonias

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