The Weakness of the Bolshevik

Feature Film Fiction – 2003
Directed by Manuel Martín Cuenca

 

Pablo is a normal bloke in his thirties who works for an investment bank and is fed up with everything.  One Monday morning in a traffic jam in the centre of Madrid, his car crashes into a very posh girl’s convertible and she makes a scene. She insults him and gets the police and the insurance company involved. Pablo decides to give her a hard time. One day when he is beginning to get bored with the situation, he meets María, the posh girl’s little sister. That day his life changes dramatically.

Cast:
Luis Tosa
Mar Regueras
María Valverde
Rubén Ochandiano

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Director:
Manuel Martín Cuenca

Screenwriter:
Manuel Martín Cuenca
Lorenzo Silva’s novel

Executive Producer:
José Antonio Romero

Production Manager:
José Ripoll

Director of Photography:
Alfonso Parra

Editor:
Ángel Hernández Zoido

Sound:
Eva Valiño
Pelayo Gutiérrez

Art Director:
Pillar Revolt

Costumes:
Eva Arretxe

Makeup and Hairdressing:
Patricia López (Make-up)
Sergio Pérez (stylist)

Original Soundtrack:
Roque Baños

Technical data

Filming format: 35 mm.
Color/B & N: Color
Duration: 95 ‘
Language: Spanish

FESTIVALS

Official Zabaltegui section of the 51 º San Sebastián film Festival

AWARDS

Best New Actress (María Valverde) Goya Award

Audience Award at the Angers International film Festival (France)

Young Jury Award at the Annecy Spanish Film Festival

Best Actor (Luis Tosar) at the International Film Festival of Miami 2004

+ Synopsis

 

Pablo is a normal bloke in his thirties who works for an investment bank and is fed up with everything.  One Monday morning in a traffic jam in the centre of Madrid, his car crashes into a very posh girl’s convertible and she makes a scene. She insults him and gets the police and the insurance company involved. Pablo decides to give her a hard time. One day when he is beginning to get bored with the situation, he meets María, the posh girl’s little sister. That day his life changes dramatically.

+ Technical Data

Cast:
Luis Tosa
Mar Regueras
María Valverde
Rubén Ochandiano

Read more

Director:
Manuel Martín Cuenca

Screenwriter:
Manuel Martín Cuenca
Lorenzo Silva’s novel

Executive Producer:
José Antonio Romero

Production Manager:
José Ripoll

Director of Photography:
Alfonso Parra

Editor:
Ángel Hernández Zoido

Sound:
Eva Valiño
Pelayo Gutiérrez

Art Director:
Pillar Revolt

Costumes:
Eva Arretxe

Makeup and Hairdressing:
Patricia López (Make-up)
Sergio Pérez (stylist)

Original Soundtrack:
Roque Baños

Technical data

Filming format: 35 mm.
Color/B & N: Color
Duration: 95 ‘
Language: Spanish

+ Awards and Festivals

FESTIVALS

Official Zabaltegui section of the 51 º San Sebastián film Festival

AWARDS

Best New Actress (María Valverde) Goya Award

Audience Award at the Angers International film Festival (France)

Young Jury Award at the Annecy Spanish Film Festival

Best Actor (Luis Tosar) at the International Film Festival of Miami 2004

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