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Don't Look Down (2008)

No mires para abajo (original title)
Coming of age. In Buenos Aires, Eloy is on the verge of manhood. He studies physics, helps with the family headstone business, and does advertising - handing out flyers while walking on ... See full summary »

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Eliseo Subiela

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Eliseo Subiela
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Cast

Cast overview:
Antonella Costa ... Elvira
Leandro Stivelman Leandro Stivelman ... Eloy
Hugo Arana ... Padre de Eloy
Mónica Galán ... Ana
Octavio Borro Octavio Borro ... Andrés
María Elina Ruas María Elina Ruas ... Celia (as María Elena Ruas)
Marzenka Novak Marzenka Novak ... Madre de Eloy
Viviana Piccolo Viviana Piccolo ... Cuñada de Eloy
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Coming of age. In Buenos Aires, Eloy is on the verge of manhood. He studies physics, helps with the family headstone business, and does advertising - handing out flyers while walking on stilts or wearing an empanada costume. When his melancholy father dies, Eloy imagines that his father visits him at night; the explanation is more pedestrian - Eloy has started sleepwalking. Things change abruptly: while sleepwalking, he falls through an open skylight into the bed of Elvira, a young woman from Barcelona visiting her grandmother. Elvira invites Eloy to become her lover and teaches him Tantric sex. Eloy discovers bliss. And his father? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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When sexual fantasies come true.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

Argentina | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

30 October 2008 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When his out-of-body experience takes him to Barcelona, Eloy is wearing a red-and-blue Barcelona FC soccer jersey. See more »

Quotes

Eloy: What a disappointment to discover I was a sleepwalker. Dad wasn't writing in my notebook. He wasn't reading it either, because the dead don't need to read to stay informed. I know because my neighbourhood borders on the Underworld. Every day I cross the border. The angels avert their eyes to avoid my gaze.They know that if they once looked at me, they would have to tell me that one day I'd have to stay on this side of the border... forever.
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Crazy Credits

Pre-credits title card: "Wherever and whenever society deems life is worthless, we must see through the eyes of Eros. In the fulness of time, it is up to Eros to restore the balance between life and death that has been tipped in death's favour." - André Breton See more »

Connections

References Battling Butler (1926) See more »

Soundtracks

Joana Francesa
Performed by Pedro Aznar and Ney Matogrosso
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Thoughtful film of awakening sexuality and respect for women
11 February 2009 | by NanoFrogSee all my reviews

This film has a low rating by the users here. Lower than some really bad films that are more popular. It is a very magical coming of age film which deals with sexual knowledge and its relationship to the mysteries of life and the balancing of the spirit. It is told with sensitivity and some humor. It is quite erotic but short of being explicit. I think many young men in particular would benefit from seeing a film where a woman is so respected, where the woman is the teacher and the wise one. Men should see this film and imagine they should be so lucky. It is not perfect, but it is quite charming and makes very important statements about the higher consciousness of sexuality and affection....in particular for young people.


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