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Crossing Borders (2006)

Un Franco 14 Pesetas (original title)
Spain 1960, the dawn of the country's economic development. Industrial "reorganization" means that many workers have lost their jobs and are forced to emigrate. Martin is one of them. ... See full summary »

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Carlos Iglesias

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Carlos Iglesias
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carlos Iglesias ... Martín
Javier Gutiérrez ... Marcos
Nieve de Medina ... Pilar (as Nieve De Medina)
Isabel Blanco ... Hanna
Iván Martín Iván Martín ... Pablito
Tim Frederic Quast Tim Frederic Quast ... Pablo
Eloísa Vargas ... Luisa
Aldo Sebastianelli ... Tonino
Ángela del Salto ... Mari Carmen (as Ángela Del Salto)
Fely Manzano Fely Manzano ... Amalia (as Manzano Feli)
Iñaki Guevara Iñaki Guevara ... Alberto
Isabelle Stoffel ... Erika
Raúl Pazos Raúl Pazos ... Lorenzo
Miguel de Lira Miguel de Lira ... Gallego (as Miguel De Lira)
Carmen Rossi Carmen Rossi ... Paz
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Spain 1960, the dawn of the country's economic development. Industrial "reorganization" means that many workers have lost their jobs and are forced to emigrate. Martin is one of them. Martin, his wife Pilar and their son Pablito live with Mart'n's parents in a basement apartment that comes with their job as superintendents of the building. Encouraged by Marcos, his friend and co-worker, Martin decides to emigrate to Switzerland. The whole family has to admit that for the time being this is the most promising plan. Unable to obtain a work contract from the Swiss Consulate, Martin and Marcos decide to go anyway, pretending they are tourists to get past the border police. Pablito will experience drastic changes in a short period of time: his father's departure, a new way of life in a different country with a different environment and learning another language. But afterwards, in Switzerland, they will face new experiences which will allow them to live with renewed happiness. Written by AnonymousB

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Country:

Spain

Release Date:

5 May 2006 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Crossing Borders See more »

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$1,660,476
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(European Film Market)

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The scene where children throw stones at a dog is inspired by a real event from Carlos Iglesias' childhood. He witnessed how several children killed, using a lead pipe, a pair of dogs that had become stuck after copulating. See more »

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Carlos more than an excellent actor
29 May 2007 | by huinconsultSee all my reviews

I worked with Carlos in the TV Series of Vicente Escriva "MANOS A LA OBRA" and at that time Carlos was thinking of writing his own story about his family immigration to Switzerland. I saw the film at the premiere in the Malaga festival ( where it was awarded as best film) and I have to say that Carlos Iglesias is not only an excellent actor but also a good writer with sense and sensibility as well as a paramount director.The film reproduces the real feelings of the Spanish immigrants in the 50's with the delicacy,cheerfulness, sadness and a bit touch of frustration of the people who had to leave their own country to look for a better way of living. I have to say that I do deeply love the story and the performance of everyone's involved. Carlos keep going this way hope we can see soon another of your films. All the best for you and your nice family.I would not mind to work with you again.


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