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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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Features Lola (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Life Is a Song
Written by Fred E. Ahlert and Joe Young
Performed by Count Basie and His Orchestra (billed as "Count Basie Orchestra") and Tony Bennett
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A good attempt.
11 February 2002 | by cifra2See all my reviews

So, you want to make movies? Then you must see this one.

Spanish comedians Pablo Carbonell and Santiago Segura gave an unexpected dramatic twist with this movie... pathetic wanna-be film-makers kidnap a huge star (Ariadna Gil) in order to shoot their own movie. What follows is a heart-breaking story about the distance between wishes and reality, between expectations and talent.

It's hard not to empathize with the characters, and the movie has a few great sequences, but, somehow it is too pathetic. Anyways, I really liked this one.

Just give it a try.


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