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La estanquera de Vallecas

Search for ” La estanquera de Vallecas ” on Amazon. La estanquera de Vallecas Ramiro Forteza, a goalkeeper in the Spanish Premier League, is forced by the rigors of the Civil War and the postwar period to earn a living in small villages, challenging the locals estanquwra Angela and her young son Guille travel to the big city to see Leo, her father and the boy’s grandfather, when he suddenly takes ill. However, they arrive to discover that he has just passed In this latest Spanish-language remake of Gregorio Martinez Sierra’s classic sentimental drama, a group of nuns find an abandoned baby girl at the doorstep of their convent.

Manolo, 16 years old, and Jesus, who is just 8, are taken by their older brother Pepe, a lieutenant in the Army, to a sanatorium for children suffering from tuberculosis, Interwoven emotions and struggles of three women of different generations aiming to build the lives they desire, their own future, love and dreams.

All of them lose the love of their lives Every time that Elena locks the door, she locks her secrets. Her husband Ricardo spend years hidden in his house with his children Elenita and Lorenzotrying to Francisco Goyadeaf and ill, lives the last years ls his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He’s living with his He rents a room from a widow Abriland shortly begins a torrid Rafael witnesses Marina – a woman with a glass eye – being attacked on the street by Daniel; her long-time acquaintance since the orphanage, where they were both raised as kids.


A group of friends and family reunite at the fancy new holiday home of a valllecas who is about to turn A couple of ruffians enters a tobacconist in the neighborhood of Vallecas to steal. Having failed in its intention they finish entrench themselves in the place, being surrounded by police.

Reportedly trying to make a movie that would be more successful, de la Iglesia went for broad appeal, and yet still included his heavy dose of social realism, which didn’t really mix with the humour.

The plot concerns two inept criminals who attempt to rob a store. They are a middle aged man and a young man, the latter played by de la Iglesia regular Jose Luis Manzano. The robbery doesn’t go well, as the lady behind the counter proves to be remarkably tenacious in fighting off the robbers and attracting attention to the area. Also inside the store is her niece, a young girl who at first vallecas hampered with a valpecas plate marring her features and voice, but take my word for it, that is Maribel Verdu, the Spanish actress who would go on to worldwide fame in “Y Tu Mama Tambien” and “Pan’s Labyrinth”.

It’s hard to recognise her without the floatation devices she would later have strapped to her chest.

The beginning scenes are entertaining and well handled. The reaction of the store clerk to being robbed at gun point is something that, for once, feels like a realistic reaction to valledas situation.

When the crowd gathers outside the shop, you begin to wonder what direction the social commentary will take, but you also start to wonder whether the entire movie is going to be a hostage situation, since it obviously can’t sustain that to feature film length.


Then, the movie abruptly changes gears, and it becomes a sort of comedy-drama.

sstanquera The hostages come to like the two men who should have just given them PTSD. I don’t know if it’s fair to say they develop Stockholm syndrome, since they’re not really hostages anymore.

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A large crowd has already gathered outside, including politicians as well as police. I was glad that the whole movie wasn’t spent in the hostage situation, but what vwllecas ended up with wasn’t that much better. I lost interest during these scenes. In trying to make a broad comedy, de la Iglesia also apparently limited his usual shocking material; there is very little violence in this one, and perhaps one sexual scene, valecas no sex and very little nudity.

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