Movies in Spanish – Part Two

Here is the second part of the post about Movies in Spanish.

White Elephant – ELEFANTE BLANCO

“White Elephant ” portrays the reality of little known outskirts of Buenos Aires. The film is set in the fictional slum town Villa Virgen, where Father Nicolás (Jérémie Renier) has just arrived to help in the social works of the Church that are commanded by Father Julian (Ricardo Darín). There, with the exception of the social worker Luciana (Martina Gusman), the state is completely absent. In this chaotic environment, the characters struggle to help the community while trying to stay strong despite the challenges and difficulties.

Amores Perros

“Amores Perros ” is a film by the Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu that tells the story of three different people whose lives are linked by a car accident. One is Octavio (Gael García Bernal), who wants to run away with his brother’s wife Susana (Vanessa Bauche) and to get money he starts to take his dog Cofi to baiting fights. At the same time, Daniel (Alvaro Guerrero) abandons his wife and daughters to live with Valeria (Goya Toledo) a model he felt in love, but his passion will be put to the test. The accident also involves Chivo (Emilio Echevarría), a former communist guerrilla who is now a hired killer.

The Crime of Padre Amaro – EL CRIMEN DEL PADRE AMARO

The film is based on the book of the Portuguese writer Eça de Queirós and is about Father Amaro (Gael García Bernal) who has just been ordered and is going to work in a small parish. There he is under the supervision of Father Benito (Sancho Gracia), who lives a corrupt and hypocritical existence. There Amaro meets the young devotee Amelia (Ana Claudia Alanson), daughter of Sanjuanera (Angelica Aragon), lover of Father Benito. Faced with the real world, Amaro is confronted with the hypocrisy of the Church, which condemns the guerillas but lives side by side with the criminals.

The Motorcycle Diaries – DIARIOS DE MOTOCICLETA

The Motorcycle Diaries chronicles the journey of Che Guevara, played by Gael García Bernal, through Latin America, along with his friend Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna). The ride is made on a bike that breaks after 8 months. They then go on to continue their journey taking rides and walking, always meeting new people. But when they arrive at a leper colony in the Peruvian Amazon, Ernesto begins to question his usefulness as a future doctor in Argentine.

Despues De Lucia

After the death of his wife, Roberto (Gonzalo Vega Jr.) and his daughter Alejandra (Tessa Ia), a 15 years old girl, leave the city of Vallarda and go to Mexico City in search for a new life. Alejandra joins a new school and makes friends very easily with her new colleagues. However, at a party she has sex with a classmate and the intercourse is recorded. Soon, the video becomes viral among Alejandra’s colleagues and she starts to be bullied. Embarrassed, she hides the abuses from father, until the situation becomes unbearable.

COWARDS – COBARDES

This is another film that deals with bullying, in this film Gabriel (Eduardo Garé) becomes the preferred victim of Guille (Eduardo Espinilla), the school bully. He becomes a victim of abuse just for being red haired. However, the boy is too embarrassed to tell the humiliations he suffers to his parents. Meanwhile, parents of the both boys cannot imagine what happens in school, since they are busy with their own problems and fears. The only one who seems to realize that there is something wrong is Silvano (Frank Crudele), the owner of the pizzeria where the family of Gabriel always goes to have dinner. And with the help of Silvano, Gabriel will try to reverse the situation, not realizing the consequences.

Trailer in Spanish

Chinese Take-Away – UN CUENTO CHINO

A cow falls from the sky and hits the small boat of a Chinese couple. Therein begins the story of the movie “Chinese Takeaway “. After that we see the routine of the lonely and grumpy Roberto (Ricardo Darín) who lives in Buenos Aires. He lives a simple life without major problems until the day he helps a Chinese (Ignacio Huang) who is robbed and thrown off into the street by a taxi driver. Reluctantly, Roberto tries to help the Chinese and eventually discover a strange fact that unites both.

Pan’s Labyrinth – EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO

Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) is a smart and dreamy girl of 10 years, who moves to the north of Navarre with her mother, Carmen (Ariadna Gil). There they will live with the cruel Captain Vidal (Sergi López), a Fascist officer who is trying to exterminate the guerrillas of the surroundings. At the new home, the girl gets close to Mercedes (Maribel Verdú), a cook who is secretly helping the rebels. Moreover, in her garden tours, Ofelia discovers a labyrinth and meets a faun who reveals that she is a princess of an underworld and that to be able to return she must accomplish three special missions.

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