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Hot Summer Preview: Hot Mamas, Rock Bands & Sordid Lives

Summer is creeping up on us, so as Logo’s big fat looms, I’d take my turn today on forecasting what’s gonna be steamy this summer. My quickie list is entirely subjective, but such is life, right?

And when I say steamy, I really just mean what I’m gonna be salivating over, what I’m eager to see, hear and get giddy with. Get the goods on Julianne Moore, moody bands, party bands, pool parties and cute Spanish actors (like Unax Ugalde — seen above) and more after the jump!

Julianne Moore can do no wrong in my book. And while her new film, , isn’t exactly popcorn-selling summer-movie fare, it’s what I’m excited about. It’s a f*cked up story of a mother (Moore), her gay son, their lovers, a freaky (to put it mildly) Oedipal relationship, murder and crazy-rich Americans jet-setting and humping around Europe in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. The movie is made by Tom Kalin (remember the gay indie Swoon?) and it’s a twisted, gorgeous mess with another fearless turn by Moore. And it opens next week! No long waits!

Savage Grace also boasts a turn by Spanish actor hottie Unax Ugalde as the gay bad-boy lover of Moore’s son, Tony. He’s tan, scruffy and strides around in leather pants. Yay!

And Colin wrote about yesterday, but I too am so inanely excited abut the film version of With Meryl Streep it’s just silly. The movie looks so unabashedly cheesy/corny I plan on loving it. It reads like a big unironic “High School Musical” for adults. What’s not to like?

Finally, Anne Hathaway isn’t really old enough to be considered a Hot Mama, but I do wanna see (out on June 20th). Watching her in that hot white trenchcoat is already doing it for me. And am hot for Steve Carell, so… Ka-ching!

A few nods to bands that I’m gonna love this summer.

Fleet Foxes – These five guys from Seattle are making moody and superbly melodic rock that’s dreamy, smart and perfect for a late afternoon nap in the grass. Kind of like Band of Horses meets Bonny Prince Billy in a misty meadow. And they have songs with names like “Mykonos” or “Blue Ridge Mountains” (where I’m from!) so how can you not like them! Their self-titled release is out on SubPop on June 3rd.

– Their leadoff single “I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You” is a rollicking, stomping, splashy dance-fest, perfect for summer spasticness. They’re spending most of the summer bopping around Europe on a tour, with just one Stateside stop at Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 1. Plus, they’re from Jacksonville, FL. Props! Their debut, Partie Traumatic, drops on July 22nd here in the U.S.

Summery Concerts – Living in NYC you can kind of get spoiled with the concert options. You can hear showsin (like Kid Sister & Vampire Weekend – major!), in leafy Prospect Park in Park Slope ( Outdoors! July 9th!) and in Williamsburg at the vast, empty . will rock the joint on June 26th. Yes, Devo (with special guest, Tom Tom Club!) It’s 1982 all over again!

I work for a TV network, but I rarely have enough time to watch stuff. But this summer, I’m pretty excited about the show coming to Logo. (Sorry if that sounds like shameless company-boosting speak.)

Mainly, because the show looks like a scorching summertime punchbowl full of crazy complete with Tammy Wynette-obsessed drag queens, Olivia Newton-John, Rue McClanahan and the deliciously daffy Beth Grant (who you’ll totally know from Six Feet Under, Little Miss Sunshine and Donnie Darko—“I’m starting to doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion!”). It begins airing on Logo in July. Bless!!!

Watch the deliciously trashy trailer for Sordid Lives below! Happy Summer!

 Hot Summer Preview: Hot Mamas, Rock Bands & Sordid Lives

Biography Timeline

Unax Ugalde, son of a worker at the Altos Hornos and a housewife, was born in 1978 in Vitoria-Gasteiz. While a student, he had the ambition of becoming a marine scientist and started taking interpretation classes. In order to pay for his studies, he worked in a supermarket where he dressed up as a chocolate ball. He got his very first job in a TV series named Entre dos fuegos for ETB basque television.

In 1999, he left the Basque Autonomous Community to start an acting career in Madrid. Thanks to series like A las once en casa (where he played Coyote, boyfriend of a girl named Lucia), El grupo or Periodistas he achieved certain notoriety in Spain. The Unión de Actores nominated him for the Best Actor Award for El grupo (2000)- in which a Unax played a drug addict who wanted to resume family ties- and Best Supporting Actor for Periodistas (2001), where he was also nominated for Fotogramas de Plata Awards. He completed his work on TV with an appearance in Compañeros, in which he played a robber who dies in a school while trying to flee police.

In 2005, he premiered Queens, in which he went into the skin of a man about to marry his boyfriend (Daniel Hendler) in the Spanish first gay wedding and could not support his castrating mother, who will deliberately lose her dog in order to make impossible a normal life for the couple. In his next film, Alatriste, he played the son of a fellow of Viggo Mortensen who died in Flanders. While recording he received the news that Daniel Brühl was to play Salvador Puig Antich in Salvador, to the detriment of his own candidacy.

He combined the filming of his last two works with the promotion of Shooting Star which led him, among other places, to the Berlin Film Festival and in 2005 to the Festival of Seville.

In 2006, before premiering Alatriste, he filmed with Julianne Moore, Savage Grace, playing one of Tony Bakeland’s lovers. In 2007, he played a young Florentino Ariza in the film adaptation of the book Love in the Time of Cholera. Then he starred in La buena nueva, in which he plays a priest who spends the Spanish Civil War in the navarrese town of Alsasua and who will witness with horror the atrocities being committed in the name of religion. In this movie, Ugalde stars with Guillermo Toledo and fellow Basque actress Barbara Goenaga, among others and is directed by Helena Taberna.

In 2008, Ugalde played the role of Roberto „El Vaquerito“ Rodríguez in Che Part 1: The Argentine, the first part of the two-parts biopic about Ernesto „Che“ Guevara film, Che. The film is an American superproduction inspired about Ernesto „Che“ Guevara’s life during Cuban Revolution and directed by Steven Soderbergh. In 2010, Ugalde filmed three movies: Cefalópodo directed by Rubén Imaz, a Mexican film about overcoming of break-up in a couple; Bon Appétit opera prima was directed by David Pinillos, the film was shot in Zurich (Switzerland) and filmed in English, in addition the film won Goya Award for Best New Director; and finally No controles directed by Borja Cobeaga, Pagafantas`s director.

In 2011, Ugalde premiered two films. The first film is There Be Dragons, the film was directed by Roland Joffé and it is based on Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer’s life, catholic priest and founder of Opus Dei. The film has been the best second of Spanish cinema on its first week-end, the record goes to Torrente 4; the second film is Tequila: Historia de una pasión by Sergio Sánchez Suárez, Ugalde’s second raid in Mexican cinema. A part, Ugalde has shot scenes for a play called Olaguílbe 1808 by Patxi Basabe, in this play there are scenes filmed because they want interaction between watchers and the play. In addition, Ugalde stars in Baztan by Iñaki Elizalbe, Spanish film that’s shooting in Basque. Baztan had its premiere in 60th San Sebastián International Film Festival, the film garnered positive reviews and critical acclaim. Finally, in december Ugalde premiered TV film El asesinato de Carrero Blanco in ETB and 2012 in TVE.

In 2012, Ugalde starred in Dracula, a horror film directed by Dario Argento, shooting in 3D and in English, Ugalde plays Jonathan Harker, one of the main protagonists. Dracula was shown in 65th Cannes Film Festival and the film was greeted with largely mixed reviews from professional film critics. Next year, Ugalde shot two films. The first is Bypass, Ugalde’s second raid in Basque language; the other film is Somos gente honrada. In addition, Ugalde is joined in the cast of 3rd season of Spanish series Gran Reserva.

 Biography Timeline

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Fünf hysterische Mütter, fünf schwule Söhne und fünf Hochzeiten! Spaniens Superdiven als Nuria (Verónica Forqué), Helena (Mercedes Sampietro), Magda (Carmen Maura), Ofelia (Bettiana Blum) und Reyes (Marisa Paredes) und die Elite der Jungschauspieler als deren Söhne Narciso (Paco Leon), Hugo (Gustavo Salmerón), Miguel (Unax Ugaldo), Oscar (Daniel Hendler), Rafa (Raul Garcia) und Jonas (Hugo Silva) auf Freiersfüßen – verrückter geht’s kaum. Ein herzerfrischender, urkomischer, aber auch berührender Film der vorurteilsfrei mit schwulen Klischees umgeht. Alle versuchen, das Wochenende der anstehenden Feier mit Liebe, Sex, Lügen und Bigotterie zu überleben. Der ultimative Film über schwule Hochzeiten! Und über Mütter schwuler Söhne!

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Overwrought gay grooms fleeing matriarchal madness

The overstuffed Spanish ensemble comedy “Queens,” about five meddlesome mothers attending a group wedding of gay men, should have been renamed “Divas,” as everyone in this energetic but messy comedy is over-emotive and self-important.

The film’s first reel introduces all of the characters and explains their relationships with one another. Although it takes a few scenes to sort everyone out, the characters are all as vivid as they are vapid. Nuria (Verónica Forqué) is the breathy, oversexed mother of aptly named Narciso (Paco León), who is marrying Hugo (Gustavo Salmerón). Hugo’s mother, Helena (Marcedes Sampietro), is a judge who does not love the fact that her son is gay. In fact, she plans a vacation during the ceremony so as not to have to witness the “spectacle” of 20 gay couples getting married.

Elsewhere, Reyes (Marisa Paredes), a wealthy actress, is distraught over the fact that her son Rafa (Raúl Jiménez) is marrying Jonás (Hugo Silva), the son of her gardener, Jacinto (Luís Homar). Óscar (Daniel Hendler) is marrying Miguel (Unax Ugalde), the son of Magda (Carmen Maura), an hotelier who caters to the pink peso. Óscar’s mother Ofelia (Betiana Blum) arrives in Madrid from Argentina, with her dog, which is not allowed in the hotel.

While the multiple storylines and characters are interconnected, “Queens” actually makes things slightly more difficult by employing a fractured narrative structure that shifts back and forth in time to tell and retell certain storylines from multiple perspectives. Director and co-writer Manuel Gómez Pereira seems to have worked hard to make a story about five women and six men as complicated as possible. What he has not done is made the comedy particularly funny.

One problem is that the film relies on generic mother-in-law stereotypes, the worst of which is Ofelia, the well-meaning mom who causes all kinds of problems for her son, and especially for his lover. Once Ofelia is warned about Miguel’s expensive carpet, it is only moments before her dog pees on it. When Ofelia in turn lays a guilt trip on the boys, she causes a rift to develop between them. Miguel gets so infuriated he allows for the disappearance of Ofelia’s dog, and the antagonism does not subside as the groups seek out the lost and very much loved pet.

The film’s other storylines are not much better. When Hugo’s father questions him about his homosexuality, the gay groom gets inappropriately passionate with Nuria, his future mother-in-law. Likewise, Rafa and Jonás may be comfortable in their relationship, but the effect it has on their parents—who in turn become lovers—threatens to destroy everyone’s happiness.

The filmmakers neglect the opportunity to celebrate the love between mothers and their gay sons, or to examine what marriage and family mean to these people, perhaps because the story has most of the characters meeting each other for the first time. The situations that arise between Hugo and Nuria and Miguel and Ofelia are contrived, unbelievable; it’s hard to invest any emotion in what happens to the couples. The relationship that develops between Jacinto and Reyes, who supposedly have known each other for ages, even if as lady of the manse and gardener seems superficial at best. It is a great moment when Reyes makes a grand, slow motion entrance to the song “Fever,” but such pleasures in “Queens” are fleeting.

The ladies are equally selfish and clueless when it comes to themselves and their sons. Their outrageous behavior is more stupid than shocking, and none of it is funny. When one son reveals a similarity he shares with his mother, the irony fails to amuse; any redemption the characters earn by the film’s end seems forced and foolish. Apparently, the theme of “Queens” is for everyone to get over themselves and embrace the ones they love—whoever they are and however they are related—but is not delivered in particularly palatable fashion.

The film is populated by some magnificent Spanish actresses—Carmen Maura, Marisa Paredes, and Verónica Forqué in particular—but they all seem to be slumming here. The boys are all adorable, but they are given little to do—except in the case of Unax Ugalde, who is saddled with the lamest storyline. It is a shame to see such talent and beauty wasted, but that is the one thing “Queens” does well.

Overwrought gay grooms fleeing matriarchal madness

Gay Marriage Movie & ‘Hell’: AFI FEST Picks

The 2005 AFI FEST gala screenings – James Mangold’s Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon; Tommy Lee Jones’ modern-day Western The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada; the Anthony Hopkins vehicle The World’s Fastest Indian, directed and written by Roger Donaldson; and Lasse Hallström’s Casanova, with Heath Ledger in the title role – seem considerably less interesting than most of the other promising fare scheduled for this year’s AFI FEST presented by Audi. Those include:

Al otro lado / On the Other Side (Mexico). Written and directed by Gustavo Loza, Al otro lado / On the Other Side depicts the plight of three children – one Mexican, one Cuban, one Moroccan – who have been left behind by their respective emigrant fathers. Carmen Maura makes a welcome appearance in Mexico’s official submission for this year’s Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. (Sun. 6, 6:15pm; Mon. 7, 3:30pm)

Neil Jordan’s Breakfast on Pluto (U.K.) stars Cillian Murphy as a transvestite growing up in the Ireland of the 1960s and 1970s, eventually moving to London where he becomes a cabaret singer. Also in the cast, Liam Neeson and Stephen Rea. (Sat. 12, 7:00pm)

Bunhongsin/ The Red Shoes (South Korea) is a new (and darker) take on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. Directed by Yong-gyun Kim, this horror-fantasy film stars Hye-su Kim and Seong-su Kim. (Wed. 9, 10pm; Fri. 11, 9:45pm)

Caché / (Austria / Italy / Germany / France) stars Juliette Binoche and Daniel Auteuil as a bourgeois French couple who have their complacent lives turned upside down when they start receiving in the mail strange, violent drawings accompanied by videotapes depicting their family life. Michael Haneke directs from his own screenplay.(Sat. 12, 10pm; Sun. 13, 2:30pm)

Marcelo Gomes’ Cinema, Aspirina e Urubus / Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (The Netherlands / Brazil), a comedy-drama set in 1942, revolves around the grudging friendship that develops between a German immigrant/war refugee (Peter Ketnath) and a Brazilian peasant (João Miguel) in Brazil’s arid Northeast. (Thu. 10, 9:45pm; Sat. 12, 12:00pm)

(U.K.), directed by Stephen Frears and written by Martin Sherman, stars Judy Dench as Laura Henderson, a real-life pre-World War II London society lady who founded the landmark Windmill Theatre. Bob Hoskins co-stars. (Sat. 12, 7:15pm)

7 vírgenes / 7 Virgins (Spain) is Alberto Rodríguez’s tale of a teenager who is given a 48-hour pass from a juvenile reform center so he can attend his brother’s wedding. Star Juan José Ballesta won the best actor award at this year’s San Sebastian International Film Festival. (Sun. 6, 9:30pm; Tue. 8, 4:15pm)

Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage / Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (Germany) won director Marc Rothemund and actress Julia Jentsch top prizes at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Sophie Scholl was a young German who, along with her brother, led an underground resistance movement against the Nazis. Fabian Hinrichs co-stars in Germany’s official submission for this year’s best foreign-language film Academy Award.(Fri. 4, 7pm; Sat. 5, 3:15pm)

Transamerica (U.S.) tells the story of a Los Angeles transsexual (Felicity Huffman) who, right when she’s about to become a de facto woman, receives a call notifying her of a young man who claims she’s his father. Directed and written by Duncan Tucker. (Sun 6, 6:30pm)

Tsotsi (South Africa / U.K.) was directed and written by Gavin Hood, from the novel by Athol Fugard. A gang leader rediscovers his humanity while helping a young mother take care of her baby. Presley Chweneyagae stars in the title role. Tsotsi is South Africa’s official submission for this year’s best foreign-language film Academy Award. (Fri 4, 7:15pm; Sat. 5, 3:00 pm)

The recently restored 1960 (U.S.) stars Lee Remick, and 46-year-old Jo Van Fleet, playing an old woman who refuses to abandon her property despite pressure from the Tennessee Valley Authority. (Thu. 10, 4:00pm)

And there’s much, much more. For more details, check out the 2005 AFI FEST film schedule.

Gavin Hoods Tsotsi (South Africa / U.K., 96 min., 1:00pm), based on Athol Fugards novel, is the story of a gang leader who rediscovers his humanity while helping to take care of a baby he had accidentally kidnapped. Both of the films previous screenings were sold out, so a third one was added on Sunday. The same has happened with A Dios Momo (Uruguay, 100 min., 4:00pm), the tale of an 11-year-old street kid who befriends an older man during Carnival time.

Besides Tsotsi, Ill also try to see Pål Sletaunes Naboer / Next Door (Norway, 78 min., 4:00pm), a psychological thriller that revolves around neighbors Kristoffer Joner, Cecilie A. Mosli, and Julia Schachts complex sex triangle.

At 7:30pm, the festival will come to a close with a screening of Lasse Hallströms Casanova, with Heath Ledger in the title role.

Caché / Hidden (Austria / Italy / Germany / France, 117 min., 2:30pm) stars Juliette Binoche and Daniel Auteuil as a bourgeois French couple whose complacent lives are turned upside down when they start receiving videotapes showing their home, accompanied by bizarre, violent drawings. Hidden is a first-rate psychological thriller. Warning: There are two horrifically violent scenes in the film, one of which involves an animal.

Gay marriage and Dante’s Hell: AFI FEST movies (image: Carmen Maura and Unax Ugalde in gay marriage comedy Queens)

Nov. 10: This evening’s movie highlights at the AFI FEST 2005, currently being held at the Arclight Theater complex in Hollywood, include the following:

Manuel Gómez Pereira’s family comedy-drama Queens / Reinas (7:15 p.m.; 107 min.; Spain), revolves around five mothers (Betiana Blum, Verónica Forqué, Marisa Paredes, Mercedes Sampietro, and former Pedro Almodóvar muse Carmen Maura) who must cope not only with their own private and professional lives, but also with their gay sons’ issues as they all get ready for Spain’s first mass gay wedding ceremony. Also in the Queens cast: Daniel Hendler, Gustavo Salmerón, Unax Ugalde, Hugo Silva, Paco León, Raúl Jiménez, Tito Valverde, and Lluís Homar.

Danis Tanovic’s Hell / L’Enfer (7:00 p.m.; 98 min.; France / Italy / Belgium), loosely inspired by the second part of Dante’s Inferno. Hell‘s heavenly cast features Emmanuelle Béart, Carole Bouquet, Jacques Perrin, Jean Rochefort, Marie Gillain, and Karin Viard. Of note: Tanovic’s No Man’s Land won the 2001 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.

AFI FEST 2005: Sarah Silverman, dangerous neighbors, and vultures

Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (9:30 p.m.; 72 min.; U.S.) is a mix of documentary and stand-up comedy show in which comedian Sarah Silverman (who also wrote the film’s screenplay) dissects sex, drugs, and religion – in addition to the Holocaust and the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic was directed by Liam Lynch.

Pål Sletaune’s psychological thriller Next Door / Naboer (10 p.m.; 78 min.; Norway), features a complex sex triangle involving neighbors Kristoffer Joner, Cecilie A. Mosli, and Julia Schacht’s, while Marcelo Gomes’ Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures / Cinema, Aspirina e Urubus / (9:45 p.m.; 99 min.; Brazil), is a dramatic comedy set in Brazil’s arid Northeast right around the time that country becomes enmeshed in World War II. The film portrays the grudging friendship that develops between a German war refugee (Peter Ketnath) and a Brazilian peasant (João Miguel).

Carmen Maura and Unax Ugalde in gay marriage movie Queens photo: Warner Bros. Pictures de España.

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Five mothers cope with the drama that surrounds their gay sons at a mass wedding.

Director:Manuel Gómez Pereira | Stars:Marisa Paredes, Carmen Maura, Verónica Forqué, Mercedes Sampietro

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Set in the heart of Christmas, the film tells the story of Sergio, a boy who could not finish the year in worse shape. It is New Year’s Eve, the heaviest snowfall in thirty years is falling, all flights are canceled and he has to take the grapes (a tradition in Spain for New Year’s Eve) with the other passengers in a roadside hotel. But that’s not all, because he will have to manage to get on a night what he has failed in several months: to win back her ex girlfriend Bea before she goes to work in Germany. All with the help of a group of travelers who are the worst team in the world

Miguel is appointed parish priest of a socialist town coinciding with the uprising of 1936. In his struggle to defend the reprisals, the young priest will face the ecclesiastical and military hierarchy, putting his own life at stake.

Tequila in Mexico, 1940s: Honor and dignity come first here. The town is protecting a certain secret. In spite of all prohibitions, Antonio, a respected young landowner, has an affair with Lola, his uncle Vicent’s young wife. She is sexually dissatisfied from her older husband. Also butler’s young daughter Milagros is in love with him and sees him when he leaves Lola’s room after they had sex. She threatens him to disclose the secret.

Rich kid Adrian is released form the psychiatric institution where he has lived since he was a child and goes to live in the house he’s been given by his father, who he’s not seen for years. On the other opposite end of the city, sleepy-eyed Gonzalo, the son of aging hooker Raquel, finds himself desperately short on cash. Attempting to burgle Adrian’s house, Gonzalo is caught red-handed by Adrian who promises not to tell the cops if Gonzalo will acquire a pistol for him. Their meeting is the start of something that neither of them could have ever imagined.

In October 1983, members of ETA Lasa and Zabala disappear in Bayonne. Twelve years later, their bodies, tortured and buried in quicklime by the GAL (Anti-Terrorist Liberation Groups) are identified. Then begins a process in which the lawyer for the two families (Unax Ugalde) and his assistant try to justice and that the murderers sit on the dock.

New York City, October 10, 1965. A group of wooden giant figures from Pamplona, representing Basque culture and traditions, parade down the street; but the local authorities have not allowed the appearance of all of them: due to the racial prejudices that persist in many sectors of society, the participation of two black giants has been banned.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. El Rubio left the crime underworld years ago, but a serious family problem forces him to rethink his life choices when drug dealer Júnior proposes him to steal his bosses‘ frontman…

In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow – she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a telegraph boy, falls in love with Fermina Daza, the daughter of a mule trader.

A romantic comedy centered on two young cooks and a female sommelier working in a famous Zurich luxury restaurant.

Ignacio (Unax Ugalde), a student of arquitectuara with a stable life, for more than six years since he sees his troubled older brother, Carlos (Tristan Ulloa). When the two are reunited, Ignacio learns that Carlos has a gambling problem, so he decides to try to help, even putting his life in danger, before leaving with a scholarship that has managed to go to study in Los Angeles.

Sebastian is a 28 year old painter. His most recent drawings are mainly squids, scientifically known as Cephalopods (head and legs). He is particularly attracted to the gigantic squid; a monstrous almost fantastic animal about which little is known. A few months ago, Sebastian´s girlfriend died, leading him to travel to Mexico City, where he hopes to reconnect with his lost roots, which perhaps will provide him with the emotional stability that he needs to keep on living.

A governor wants to be president, but in order to reach his goal he needs to do what he hates most: being a politician.

Journalist Sara joins timid Victor and pregnant wife Thais, instructors Ivan and Edgar, and local kid Drui in Senegal for some underwater exploration. When their craft blows up following a misfired bullet, they float around in the water for a while before seeing a ship. Their initial relief turns to horror as they see a man being tipped into the water from it but the ship is the group’s only option. Hiding on board, things start to unravel for them in a horrific way.

In 17th century Spain Diego Alatriste, a brave and heroic soldier, is fighting in his King’s army in the Flandes region. His best mate, Balboa, falls in a trap and, near to death, asks Diego to look after his son and teach him to be a soldier.

Rosario Tijeras has been abused by men all her life, initially by her stepfather. Years later, she works as a paid assassin, seducing men and killing them when they least expect it. She meets Emilio, a wealthy womanizer, and his best friend, Antonio, at a nightclub, and starts an affair with Emilio despite Antonio’s growing feelings for her. But circumstances bring her closer to Antonio, until her past catches up with her in a devastating way.

Suso and Manuel, two-parent family and lifelong friends, met fifty years, they become unemployed. When the situation is no longer tenable, an unusual fact: one day, while fishing, find a package with ten kilos of cocaine.

Adolescent Hector faces a major lifestyle change after moving into his aunt’s flat in a blue-collar suburb of Madrid.

When Englishman Jonathan Harker visits the exotic castle of Count Dracula, he is entranced by the mysterious aristocrat. But upon learning that the count has sinister designs on his wife, Mina, Harker seeks help from vampire slayer Van Helsing.

Laura is a fifteen-year-old teenager who receives a letter from her mother, of which she had no news a decade ago. Laura decides to try to go to Holland to meet her, in need of answers and alternatives to the hostile environment that surrounds her. For that, he will have to face Angela, his older sister, a young policewoman who, as a child, was forced to take the reins of the family when she was orphaned. Angela will try, by all means, to keep Laura with her and not be alone. Little by little the violence that surrounds him will make him lose control.

Lawrence, a renowned writer, comes to Santiago to spend a winter course. There, by his colleague Elijah, finds a very special house on the outskirts of the city, run by a secretive and mysterious woman, Salome. In this house, mature men, old, spend the night with young dormant, seeking to regain his lost youth side.

In Spain, a couple of days before a collective gay wedding, the lives of five mothers, whose sons will get married, are entwined: Judge Helena is in charge of the ceremony; the entrepreneur in hotel business Magda is hosting the guests in her hotel and is responsible for the banquet, while facing a strike leaded by her lover and chef; the nymphomaniac Nuria is facing problems due to her disease; the wealthy Reyes is having a crush for the father of her son’s mate and her gardener; and the Argentinean cooker Ofelia is facing financial problems and difficulties in with her son’s mate. Along three days, they have complicated relationships with their sons and mates, ex-husbands, lovers and employees.

An economist Basque (Gorka Ochoa) based in Barcelona becomes embroiled in a difficult emotional dilemma between his girlfriend (Bárbara Goenaga), who is pregnant, and a childhood friend (Sara Cozar), heart condition, which is declared by compassion convinced that he would die. The problem arises when the patient makes a miraculous recovery and he is forced to pretend he loves her.

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

A film crew travels to the Valley of Baztan to make a film about certain events that occurred in the seventeenth century is the history of discrimination suffered by so-called „agotes“, people who were forced to live apart from the rest almost to our days.

Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint’s researching the life of Josemaria Escriva, the controversial founder of Opus Dei, the young journalist Robert uncovers hidden stories of his estranged father Manolo, and is taken on a journey through the dark, terrible secrets of his family’s past.

This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on Antony, who is homosexual. As Barbara tries to „cure“ Antony of his sexuality — sometimes by seducing him herself — the groundwork is laid for a murderous tragedy.

The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli’s “The Prince,” his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.

One family’s fight for survival in a future dystopian Madrid illustrates the disparity between two worlds separated by a fence — and so much more.

Four intrepid and impulsive police officers form a special narcotics unit to combat the birth of drug trafficking on Spain’s Costa del Sol in the 1970s.

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DVDFSK: ab 12 Jahre, farbig, Spieldauer: 106 MinutenBild: WidescreenSprache: Deutsch, SpanischUntertitel: DeutschStudio: ALIVEEAN: 4042564125009Erscheinungsdatum: 22.10.2010

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