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Black Bread (2010)

Pa negre (original title)
Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 15 October 2010 (Spain)
In the harsh post-war years' Catalan countryside, Andreu, a child that belongs to the losing side, finds the corpses of a man and his son in the forest. The authorities want his father to ... See full summary »

Director:

Agustí Villaronga

Writers:

Emili Teixidor (novel), Agustí Villaronga (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Francesc Colomer ... Andreu
Jhon Mejía ... Jove
Marina Comas ... Núria
Nora Navas ... Florència
Roger Casamajor ... Farriol
Lluïsa Castell Lluïsa Castell ... Ció
Mercè Arànega ... Sra. Manubens
Marina Gatell ... Enriqueta
Elisa Crehuet Elisa Crehuet ... Àvia
Andrés Herrera ... Dionís
Pep Tosar ... Comisari
Lázaro Mur Lázaro Mur ... Tísic
Jordi Pla Jordi Pla ... Quirze
Andrea Caro Andrea Caro ... Roviretes
Laia Marull ... Pauleta
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Storyline

In the harsh post-war years' Catalan countryside, Andreu, a child that belongs to the losing side, finds the corpses of a man and his son in the forest. The authorities want his father to be made responsible of the deaths, but Andreu tries to help his father by finding out who truly killed them. In this search, Andreu develops a moral consciousness against a world of adults fed by lies. In order to survive, he betrays his own roots and ends up finding out the monster that lives within him. Written by Harry

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Catalan | Spanish

Release Date:

15 October 2010 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Bread See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€154,897 (Spain), 17 October 2010, Limited Release
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1.66 : 1
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Twenty minutes after the movie beginns, there is a second title; "Retrato de un asesino de pájaros" (portrait of a birds killer). See more »

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Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: B.A.D. Cats (2011) See more »

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1 October 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

dark movie. about truth and its price, about illusions and the need of lies. the scene - Civil War shadow who represents perfect arena for a kind of story. like many Spanish films about same period, it is an exercise of exorcism. a child front to reality. the fall of veils. the cruelty of discoveries. it is not easy to say if it is a good or bad movie. because the answer is not on screen. the theme, the acting, the images, the chain of symbols, the final are only a circle. a frame. the real answer, one of them, is work of viewer experiences, memories, impressions. Francesc Colomer has an admirable work and the Balkanic layer of story is almost seductive. but something is more important - the large shadows, the heavy air, the powerful emotions, the force of each detail.a film like a string of answers. in skin of a question out of words. only the ash of images. and traces of a deeper war than one from a history lesson


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