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The Good Life (1996)

La buena vida (original title)
This humorous movie charts the life of a 14-year-old (Tristan) as he deals with some major issues in his life. At the beginning of the movie, he has already decided to dedicate his life to ... See full summary »

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David Trueba

Writer:

David Trueba
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Ramallo ... Tristán
Lucía Jiménez ... Lucía
Luis Cuenca Luis Cuenca ... Abuelo
Isabel Otero Isabel Otero ... Isabelle
Joel Joan ... Claudio
Vicky Peña ... Madre
Jordi Bosch Jordi Bosch ... Padre
Alma Rosa Castellanos Alma Rosa Castellanos ... Marilyn Arena
Muntsa Alcañiz ... Tía Carmen
Orestes Gas Orestes Gas ... Antón
Robert Jeantal Robert Jeantal ... Don Pascual
Eloi Yebra Eloi Yebra ... Félix
Jesús Bonilla ... Asistente social
Ramón Barea ... Psicólogo
Alicia Hermida ... Flora
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This humorous movie charts the life of a 14-year-old (Tristan) as he deals with some major issues in his life. At the beginning of the movie, he has already decided to dedicate his life to writing and losing his virginity (while his parents are away on holiday). Things don't quite go to plan when, at the crucial moment, the phone rings to tell him his parents have been killed in a car crash. From then, he is on his own and in control of his destiny, or at least he thinks so. Written by <alanj@pcug.co.uk>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish | French | English

Release Date:

13 December 1996 (Spain) See more »

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The Good Life See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

Featured in Más pena que Gloria (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Où irons nous dimanche prochain?
By Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
Courtesy of Emi Music France
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teen story at the unknown side of Madrid
18 April 2001 | by cbujSee all my reviews

David Trueba discovered Lucía Jiménez and Fernando Ramallo in 1996. Now these actors have achieved a well known reputation.

This is the tender story of a boy that, after loosing his parents in a trip to Paris, is forced to became a man while he discovers his first love (Lucía).

You'll find out how it is the rural side of Spain's biggest metropoli. The suburbs, a french school, the friends from child...

Other characters are also very well personified, especially the grandfather, sprawling some humor in a sad story.


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