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El portero (2000)

Ramiro Forteza, a goalkeeper in the Spanish Premier League, is forced by the rigors of the Civil War and the postwar period to earn a living in small villages, challenging the locals to ... See full summary »

Director:

Gonzalo Suárez

Writers:

Manuel Hidalgo (story "El Portero"), Gonzalo Suárez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmelo Gómez ... Forteza
Maribel Verdú ... Manuela
Antonio Resines ... Sargento Andrade
Roberto Álvarez ... Don Constantino
Eduard Fernández ... Nardo
Elvira Mínguez ... Úrsula
Abel Vitón Abel Vitón ... Doctor
Andoni Gracia ... Emilio
Julio Vélez Julio Vélez ... López
Adrián Ramírez Adrián Ramírez ... Tito
Mario Martín Mario Martín ... Lisardo
Felipe García Vélez ... Concojo (as Felipe Vélez)
Carolina Bona ... Felisa
Alex O'Dogherty ... Orozco
José Alias José Alias ... Buhonero
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Storyline

Ramiro Forteza, a goalkeeper in the Spanish Premier League, is forced by the rigors of the Civil War and the postwar period to earn a living in small villages, challenging the locals to score him a penalty. One night, he arrives in an Asturian village and meets Manuela, a young widow with a son, who survives by sewing for Úrsula, the wife of Andrade, the sergeant of the Civil Guard. But the exhibitions of Forteza and his relationship with Manuela attract the attention of Andrade, who will make a proposal related to the resistance movement that will involve the goalkeeper in the conflict. Written by jsanchez

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of sexuality
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Official Sites:

Lolafilms (distributor)

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

8 September 2000 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A kapus See more »

Filming Locations:

Asturias, Spain

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Artistic Internation Film... Give it a try
18 December 2006 | by OnFireJCSee all my reviews

To keep this post short, I will give you my first and last impression of the movie.

At first, I thought the movie was a little confusing...I could not figure out where the plot was gonna take me.(I refuse to read the plot summary unless I am totally puzzled and that happens rarely). I decided to wait it out and see if the movie would explain itself. I am really happy I did.

The movie turned out to have a wonderful script and subplots that kept the film's continuity. I really enjoyed the attention to details and the ending of the movie was very artistic (I really appreciate artistic films). I am really surprised that even though the film appears to be done with a low budget...it turned out to have beautiful scenes of the mountains, village life, and the beach!

The actors performed there lines well and I was really caught up in the spirit of the villagers against the guards. There were some acting parts that could have been better, but that is true of all movies(there is no perfect movie in my opinion, just a matter of taste) As a whole, I thought all the actors played their parts well especially Roberto Alvarez the priest and Maribel Verdu who play Manuela. The main actor Carmelo Gomez acted true to his part as the Portero, El (The GOALKEEPER).

A great international film. Give the movie a try, you might enjoy it.


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