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Solas (1999)

R | | Drama | 5 March 1999 (Spain)
While waiting for her husband to recover in a hospital, a mother stays with her estranged daughter, Maria, who fled her parents rural home in Andalusia because she could no longer bear her father's abusiveness and her mother's passivity.

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Benito Zambrano

Writer:

Benito Zambrano
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
María Galiana ... Madre
Ana Fernández ... María
Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa ... Vecino
Antonio Dechent ... Médico (as Antonio Pérez Dechent)
Paco De Osca Paco De Osca ... Padre (as Paco de Osca)
Juan Fernández Juan Fernández ... Juan
Miguel Alcíbar Miguel Alcíbar ... El Gordo
Pilar Sánchez Pilar Sánchez ... Limpiadora
Concha Galán Concha Galán ... Limpiadora
Paco Tous ... Socio de Juan
Rosario Lara Rosario Lara ... Jefa limpieza
Pepa Faraco Pepa Faraco ... Cajera
Estrella Távora Estrella Távora ... Enfermera
José Manuel Seda ... Vigilante
Magdalena Barbero Magdalena Barbero ... Mujer Enfermo
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Storyline

Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the fact that her boyfriend has abandoned her does not help matters. When her father goes to the hospital for an operation, her mother comes to stay with her. Her neighbor, an old recluse whose only friend is his dog, begins to come out of his shell and these three lost souls try to give each other the strength to start over. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

5 March 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Alleine See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

ESP125,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$277,596

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$277,596
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A Mother's Love
12 February 2005 | by antonio_von_cuestaSee all my reviews

When I saw this movie, nobody told me his plot. I just watched it and at the end, my heart was broke, but was too stunned. The story is so hard of tell, and Benito Zambrano, the director, does it slowly, showing all the sensitive possible, and making cry everybody.

But... what wants to show this movie? Only one thing: A mother's love. The performance of Maria Galiana is absolutely PERFECT. Ana Fernandez and Carlos Alvarez Novoa are correct, but Maria Galiana is better than they. I cried watching the movie because of the end, just look the scene when the mother's sleeping in front of the sunset. Just beautiful.

The powerful of the images and the impact of the performances make of SOLAS the best movie of 90s in Spain.


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