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Masterpiece (2000)

Obra maestra (original title)
Two cinephile weirdos kidnap a famous actress to force her to star in a little movie they're making with an 8mm camera

Director:

David Trueba

Writer:

David Trueba
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ariadna Gil ... Amanda Castro
Santiago Segura ... Benito Cañaveras
Pablo Carbonell ... Carolo Suárez Perales
Luis Cuenca Luis Cuenca ... Damián
Loles León ... Catalina
Jesús Bonilla ... Veterinario
Joserra Cadiñanos Joserra Cadiñanos ... Perfecto
Anabel Labrador Anabel Labrador ... Novia Carolo
Manolo Codeso Manolo Codeso ... Padre de Benito
Anna Maria Barbany Anna Maria Barbany ... Madre de Benito (as Ana María Barbany)
Concha Redondo Concha Redondo ... Abuela Benito
Alicia Cifredo Alicia Cifredo ... Cuñada Benito
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Alegre Luis Alegre ... Segurata
Jimmy Barnatán ... Lechero musical
José María Cañete José María Cañete ... Suegro Carolo
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Storyline

Carolo and Benito are two losers with a loose screw who share their passion for cinema. They've written a script for Benito to direct and Carolo to act, but they also need a leading actress so they approach their muse, Amanda Castro, a famous star whose career is starting to go downhill because of her drug problems and bitter character. She takes them for whackos (which indeed they are a bit) and refuses to listen to them. So then, driven by their determination, the two men kidnap her and take her to a remote house in the woods, where filming will take place, in the hope that her initial hostility will turn to friendship once she gets to know them and their project... Written by Pablo Montoya <[canarias15@ctv.es]>

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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

27 October 2000 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Başyapıt See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

Features Lola (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Imagination
Written by Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Frank Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
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An interesting view of kidnapping.
16 November 2003 | by wombat_1See all my reviews

After Patty Hearst got released by her kidnappers, there was quite a media feeding frenzy about how kidnap victims can gain sympathy and eventually ally themselves with their kidhappers. There is a fascinating aspect of that in this movie. The girl is kidnapped and forced to take part in a very amateurish movie, which she loathes. And she feels nothing but contempt for them.

Yet she eventually takes pity on her kidnappers. For a number of reasons, you'll have to work those out for yourself when you see the movie.

OK, it's only a movie, and a comedy at that, but even so, this particular point is very well made.


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