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During the Spanish transition to democracy a newcomer director is trying to make a movie dealing with censorship troubles and the erotic trends that cinema industry imposes.

Director:

David Serrano

Writers:

Alberto San Juan (script collaboration), David Serrano
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto San Juan ... Federico Solá
Nathalie Poza ... Silvia Conde
Miguel Rellán ... José María Culebras
Javier Gutiérrez ... Benito Magallanes
Andrés Lima Andrés Lima ... Marcial Pérez Bustamante
Luis Bermejo ... Manolo Castaño
Diego Martín ... Augusto
Fernando Tejero ... Fino
Roberto Álamo ... Alfredo Torres / Palmero / Lotero / Antioquio / Chistoso del bar / Policía
Malena Alterio ... Gloria
Gerardo Malla Gerardo Malla ... Francisco Grande
Amparo Valle Amparo Valle ... Mari
Elvira Cuadrupani ... Bárbara
Natalie Pinot Natalie Pinot ... Susi
Secun de la Rosa Secun de la Rosa ... Cura
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During the Spanish transition to democracy a newcomer director is trying to make a movie dealing with censorship troubles and the erotic trends that cinema industry imposes.

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 February 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Encerrados en la mina See more »

Filming Locations:

Brunete, Madrid, Spain See more »

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$636,029
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Sintonía NO-DO
Written by Manuel Parada (as Manuel Parada de la Puente)
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A misunterstood drama taken for a typical Spanish comedy
11 March 2018 | by sergicaballeroalsinaSee all my reviews

This is a tragicomedy that caricatures a time in which the whims of censorship and shabby eroticism were imposed on the Spanish film industry. The artistic difficulties of the newcomer director, the economic problems of an upstart producer, the bribery of the censors and the political but also cultural transition (from folk to eroticism) are portrayed in this bizarre artistic event. Although it is more notable for its theme than for its technical and artistic aspects, however, it has more than correct performances, a good cinematography and a narrative rhythm that works. I think it's a misunderstood movie because it has been taken for a typical Spanish comedy that, I think, does not intend to be. It should be vindicated for what it is: A choral drama, very rhythmic, disguised as a black comedy, with a more than satisfactory narrative tone.


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