A closeted banker, middle-aged and successful, falls madly in love with a poor but handsome 18-year-old student with devastating consequences for the young man. An updating of Death in ... See full summary »
In this sequel to "Long Vacations of 36", the son of a large bourgeois family returns to Barcelona to find out what happened after he fled the country in '39. He learns the details of the fascist takeover from his former butler.
Bilbao, 1980. A right-wing Civil Guard Commander discovers that his 17-year-old son Paco, who he hopes to enter Military Academy, is a heroin addict like Urko, Paco's best friend and the ... See full summary »
Eloy de la Iglesia
José Luis Manzano,
José Manuel Cervino
Inspectors Velarde and Alfaro must find what appears to be a serial killer. This hunt against the clock will make them realize something they'd never thought about: neither one of them is that different from the killer.
Antonio de la Torre,
This is one of those gems that somehow slips through the floorboards and is missed by critics, distributors, etc. throughout the rest of the world.
The story here is simple: two young boys are orphaned and then taken to be raised by their bachelor uncles (one of whom is gay).
Both are determined to do their best by the boys and the result is a wonderful, warm, intelligent and often very funny movie that follows the boys from early childhood through to young adulthood. All the performances are excellent; the photography is beautiful and evocative.
There are some remarkable films being made by Catalan film makers these days--nearly all unjustly ignored and/or undiscovered by non-Catalan distributors and critics. If you get a chance to see this one, don't miss it.
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