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Amor de hombre (1997)

In 1990s Spain, the strong friendship between a gay man and his female best friend is tested by his entering into a relationship with another man. The girlfriend, used to getting all the ... See full summary »
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Cast

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Esperanza
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Ramón
Pedro Mari Sánchez ...
César
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Roberto
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Álvaro
Romà Sánchez ...
Víctor
Jesús Cabrero ...
Quique
Sergio Otegui ...
Carlos
Martijn Kuiper ...
John
Joaquín Luna ...
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Manuel Tiedra ...
Pianista
Daniel Gutiérrez ...
Javi
Jimmy Heino ...
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Carlos Ucar ...
Juanito
Aitor Tejada ...
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In 1990s Spain, the strong friendship between a gay man and his female best friend is tested by his entering into a relationship with another man. The girlfriend, used to getting all the attention from her gay male friend, becomes somewhat jealous of "amor de hombre" (love for another man). This "new" situation changes the lives of all the characters involved. Written by Guy33134

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La amistad está por encima de todo, todo y todo.

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10 October 1997 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

The Love of a Man  »

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ESP 150,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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After being robbed Esperanza tells the taxi-driver that her friend Ramon is going to pay the bill. Ramon isn't in, so the taxi-driver couldn't get payed, but he is never mentioned again. See more »

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Ya sé que tienes novio
Music by Luis Araque and Luis Gómez Escolar
Lyrics by Luis Araque (as Luis Araque Sancho)
Performed by Antonio Machín
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Spain's "amor de hombre" depicted with great humor, wit and compassion
20 June 2005 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

Kudos to everyone involved in this production. Spain's "amor de hombre" is depicted with great wit, style, humor and compassion. As usual, Andrea Occhipinti as the fickle lawyer Ramon stands out. Loles Leon as the ever hopeful, helpful and aptly named Esperanza is his perfect foil. Throughout the course of the film it becomes evident that even with a basic sexual incompatibility these two people genuinely care for each other so much that it is unlikely that each would ever find a better mate. The sequences where each tries to fix the other up with a lover are hilarious and touching. Even the most minor characters are well drawn including the lowlife Roberto who is such a disappointment to Ramon.


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