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Princesas (2005)

Friendship and love in the world of prostitution in Madrid.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Candela Peña ... Caye
Micaela Nevárez ... Zulema
Mariana Cordero ... Pilar
Llum Barrera ... Gloria
Violeta Pérez ... Caren
Mònica Van Campen Mònica Van Campen ... Ángela (as Mónica Van Campen)
Flora Álvarez Flora Álvarez ... Rosa
María Ballesteros María Ballesteros ... Miss Metadona
Alejandra Lorente Alejandra Lorente ... Mamen
Luis Callejo ... Manuel
Antonio Durán 'Morris' ... Funcionario (as Antonio Durán Morris)
Pere Arquillué Pere Arquillué ... Carlos
Pepa Aniorte Pepa Aniorte ... Alicia
Alberto Ferreiro ... Voluntario
Enrique Villén ... Dueño del bar
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Storyline

In Madrid's bustling streets, two perfect strangers, Caye, a thirty-year-old single woman, and Zulema, an illegal immigrant from the Dominican Republic, struggle to make ends meet working as prostitutes, of course, unbeknownst to their families. Under those circumstances and by an unforeseen twist of fate, the two rivals will quickly bond, and even though they are worlds apart, Caye and Zulema will soon realise that they have so much in common, and in reality, their coincidental and somewhat improbable encounter will be the beginning of a beautiful and profound friendship. Written by Nick Riganas

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They lived off the streets with hope of a better life. See more »

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Drama

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

2 September 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Принцеси See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,147, 27 August 2006

Gross USA:

$29,472

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,446,185
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Zulema: Tonight we're not whores. Tonight we're princesses.
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Connections

Referenced in Aída: Tu madre se ha comido mi dedo (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

5 Razones
Performed by Manu Chao
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The first Puerto Rican to win Goya Award
26 July 2008 | by operez3See all my reviews

Micaela Nevárez is a Puerto Rican actress who has achieved great fame in independent and European films. She made her film debut in the acclaimed Spanish film Princesas which was directed by Fernando León de Aranoa, in which she played Zulema, an illegal immigrant from the Dominican Republic trying to make a living as a prostitute on the streets of Madrid, Spain. Her strong convincing performance in this film earned her a Goya Award for Best New Actress in 2006, making her the first Puerto Rican thespian to win this prestigious award.By winning this award, Nevárez became the first Puerto Rican performer to win this prestigious film honor and one of the few Latin American actresses to do so as well. She is preparing to launch her film career in the United States in 2008 with a supporting role in the independent film The War Boys starring Victor Rasuk and Peter Gallagher.


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