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Fernando González Molina
A press seller in love with a girl who goes against his kiosk; a man who reunites his childhood sweetheart; a young woman who wants something more with the girl that just lying down; a ... See full synopsis »
José Luis García Pérez,
Toni and Manu take Jose, their recently deceased friend, on a road trip through Europe to scatter his ashes from The Eiffel Tower, on Lake Annecy and on The Coliseum, honoring his deathbed ... See full summary »
Set in '50s Spain, a young man (Sanz) leaves the army and looks for a job so he and his fiancée (Verdu) can get married. He rents a room from a widow (Abril), and shortly begins a torrid ... See full summary »
In a flashback, Ernesto, a young con man, tells us how he got to the edge of a big score: childhood in an orphanage, youthful smash-and-grab burglaries until his partner is caught, then ... See full summary »
Óscar Faura, the second unit director of photography, had the main mission of shooting with freedom whatever he thought it was visually interesting, and not to worry about coverage, because the cinematographer Xavi Giménez was doing that. Faura carried an ear piece through which Banderas would told him to catch this and that. See more »
This movie tells the story of a group of young friends facing the end of their teen years during a fateful summer.Although it is a Spanish film set in the seventies, the topics and the way they are portrayed make it a whole universal experience (I am Spanish but I can't recall any localism of notice). You can tell that this movie has been made with all guts, heart and soul, or passion if you like, it sparkles all over the frame.The suffering and pain of teen years (and the joy of friendship, love and sex) are portrayed in a very poetical way.Both visual and acoustic poetry (the movie is narrated by the character "el garganta" as if reciting a somewhat complex yet beautiful poem). I've got only good things to say about this second directorial effort of Mr Banderas; lush cinematography, good music, nice pacing, and an ensemble cast whose performances shine like gold. This film is a true joy to your senses, brain and soul.
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