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Niño nadie (1997)

Evelio, a physical education teacher, rejects the society in which he has lived, which is why he raises the great human questions about the meaning of life and tries to find a doctrine to ... See full summary »

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José Luis Borau
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Rafael Álvarez 'El Brujo' Rafael Álvarez 'El Brujo' ... Evelio
Icíar Bollaín ... Asun (as Icíar Bollain)
Josep Castillo Escalona Josep Castillo Escalona ... Dámaso (as José Castillo)
Pedro Alonso ... Alex
Adriana Ozores ... Mari Carmen
Paca Gabaldón ... Irene
José María Caffarel ... Don Faustino
Lina Canalejas ... Felisa
Chema de Miguel ... Jose Mari
Ángel Muñoz Ángel Muñoz ... Paco (as Angel Muñoz)
José Canalejas ... Míster
José Álvarez José Álvarez ... Maestro Ceremonias
Francisco Dumont Francisco Dumont ... Director Teatral (as Francis Dumont)
Enrique Cazorla Enrique Cazorla ... Disertante
Sergio Gallego Sergio Gallego ... Niño Nadie
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Evelio, a physical education teacher, rejects the society in which he has lived, which is why he raises the great human questions about the meaning of life and tries to find a doctrine to follow, despite its scarce preparation. Finally, he will believe he will find the guide he needs in the old poet Dámaso de Blas, so he decides to follow him to Madrid. Written by jsanchez

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Spain

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Spanish

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4 April 1997 (Spain) See more »

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain See more »

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The title of the film comes from the final verses of the poem "Villancico", written in 1972 by Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio: "Si entre la carne y el verbo / imposible fue el amor, / niño nadie, niño nunca, / niño nada, niño no". See more »

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As to be expected
30 September 2003 | by khatcher-2See all my reviews

In spite of the attraction that the names of Rafael Álvarez and Iciar Bollaín may have, or even Adriana Ozores and Lina Canalejas if you push me, I did not a priori expect much from this film, and was right. A rather misfired attempt at sardonic humour just did not hold its own. Rafael Álvarez has done too many good things; Icíar Bollaín has been an actress in one of the best Spanish films of all time - `El Sur' (1982) qv) - as well as directing her own films (`Flores de Otro Mundo' qv). `Niño Nadie' is a somewhat poor sample to include in their curriculum vitae. However, a good word must be said for José María Caffarel who supplied an interesting reading of an abject would-be philosophical poet well advanced in years and thus complete with a sardonic when not sarcastic understanding of life.

Overladen with supposed theoretical philosophy which did little or nothing to enhance the story, the film gets lost along the usual lines adopted by Borau - superficiality meandering noisily amid shallow intellectualism. Even the inclusion of some actors playing what I think was Calderón de la Barca, did little to change anything, except to accentuate the false notions of aspired intellectual philosophy.

The story did not reach me: it did not have anything to say; but that was as expected.


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