Tag Archives: Spain

Amor eterno / Everlasting Love (2014) Marçal Forés, Joan Bentallé, Aimar Vega, Sonny Smith, Drama, Mystery

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This film from the director who made Animals (2012), replicates the same quietly brooding atmosphere as aforementioned film. A shy introvert teenage boy accidentally crosses paths with his teacher in a cruising area in the local woods, and thereafter attempts to strike up a love affair with him. The romance that ensues is of a tenebrous kind. Moreover, strange secondary characters and bizarre incidents foreshadow something gloomy to occur.

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For Elise / Para Elisa (2012) Juanra Fernández, Ana Turpin, Ona Casamiquela, Luisa Gavasa, Thriller

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A young college is responsible for the care of an innocent little girl, but soon all he knows give a twist that will endanger his own life. All begin when crossing under the floor of the third floor to the left, a road without knowing directly the door open to the forces of evil, freeing them at will through the building. A desperate race to save the lives when terror and pure evil are in the next aisle.

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La partida / The Last Match (2013) Antonio Hens, Milton García, Reinier Díaz, Jenifer Rodríguez, Drama, Romance

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Cuba is not a country for young gays. Teen rent boy Reinier falls in love with a mate in the slum soccer field at their neighbourhood in Havana. Although obsessed with moneymaking to hold up his baby, teen wife and wife’s granma, gambler Reinier always fails in getting the stoke of luck he looks for. At the same time he cannot help being infatuated by Yosvani. Handsome Yosvani will give up his wealthy -and elder- girlfriend whom he hooked to pay him a lavish life in the big city, and the works he makes for her father, a loan thug, so much in love he is with Reinier. But the boys would fight hard to keep this love in the reckless Havana streets.

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Clandestinos (2007) Antonio Hens, Israel Rodríguez, Mehroz Arif, Hugo Catalán, Crime, Drama

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Three boys escape from a youth prison in Spain, and head for the city of Madrid. Xabi and Joel, both Spanish, and an Arabic boy named Driss, quickly meet up with some eccentric people on the road. Joel, and the very cute and lovable Driss have no trouble hooking up with a couple girls that don’t at all mind if the two handsome guys stay with them. The quietly intense Xabi, however, is dealing with some darker demons, and his personal reason for escaping the prison soon becomes apparent.

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Il marito (1958) Nanni Loy, Alberto Sordi, Aurora Bautista, Luigi Tosi, Comedy

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Costruttore edile vuol diventare capitalista. Marito fedele e innamorato ma angariato da moglie, suocera e cognata, cerca una soluzione radicale per rifarsi una vita. Non vale Parola di ladro che segnò nello stesso 1957 il felice esordio registico di Loy e Puccini. Al loro attivo, oltre alla scaltrezza espositiva, c’è un Sordi irresistibile, due o tre momenti di dolorante verità e qualche passaggio di scattante buffoneria. Il soggetto è di Sordi e Sonego. Alla sceneggiatura di Loy e Puccini hanno collaborato Scola e Maccari.

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L’arme à gauche / The Dictator’s Guns (1965) Claude Sautet, Lino Ventura, Sylva Koscina, Leo Gordon, Crime, Drama

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Jacques Cournot, a freelance skipper, is hired by Mr Hendrix in Santo Domingo, first of all to advise him regarding the acquisition of a sailing boat. After a thorough inspection of a prospective vessel, the “Dragoon”, Cournot reports his positive appraisal to Mr Hendrix and initiates the negotiations with Mrs Osborne, the owner of the craft. Barely a couple of days later, Cournot finds himself in a bind as the police questions him about the exact kind of cruise he was supposed to organize for his principal. For the “Dragoon” is gone; Mr Hendrix has disappeared; Mrs Osborne is not aware of any deal; and the corpses of mysterious individuals, victims of a violent death, are found on the beaches of Santo Domingo.

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The Tit and the Moon (1994) Bigas Luna, Biel Duran, Mathilda May, Gérard Darmon, Art-house, Comedy, Romance

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This Spanish/French film presents a loving ode to a woman’s breasts and the three men who love them. The fairy tale is told from the viewpoint of 9-year old Tete, who jealous of his new brother’s access to his mother’s breasts, implores the moon to give him a nurturing breast of his own. French cabaret performers Estrellita, the Queen of Stuttgart, and her jealous husband Maurice, come to town with their surprisingly vulgar act. When Tete sees Estrellita, he knows his wish has been granted. Trailer-park electrician Miquel is also very attracted to Estrellita’s charming chest and begins serenade her. Tete gets to sample her charms after he brings her a frog.

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La resa dei conti / The Big Gundown (1966) Sergio Sollima, Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, Walter Barnes, Western

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Jonathan Corbett is a gunman so brave to have eliminated all the bandits of Texas. For this he is proposed for the candidacy to the Senate of the United States. In exchange he has only to support the construction of one railway line. Only after he accepts does he come to know that the Mexican Cuchillo has raped and killed a 12 year old girl. Corbett leaves on a long manhunt during which he gets to know his adversary better and discovers a variation on the crime for which the accused Cuchillo may not be as guilty as he first thought.

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