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Black Tears (1998)

Lágrimas negras (original title)
BLACK TEARS tells a tragic love stoey. Andre's life is completely shaken after he meets Isabel. She is not really crazy, simply different. Isabel is suffering, and Andres follows her ... See full summary »


Ricardo Franco, Ángeles González Sinde (as Angeles Gonzalez Sinde) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ariadna Gil ... Isabel
Fele Martínez ... Andrés (as Fele Martinez)
Elena Anaya ... Alicia
Ana Risueño Ana Risueño ... Cinta
Elvira Mínguez ... Marta (as Elvira Minguez)
Felipe García Vélez ... Máximo García (as Felipe Velez)
Arturo Acero Arturo Acero ... Policia
Elena Lombao Elena Lombao ... Mac
Maruja Yusti Maruja Yusti ... Charo (as Maruxa Yusti)
Ángela Castilla Ángela Castilla ... Doris (as Angela Castilla)
Alfonso Delgado Alfonso Delgado ... Luis
Concha Grégori ... Indigente
Ramiro Alonso Ramiro Alonso ... Vendedor
José Urdiain José Urdiain ... Inspector (as Jose Urdiain)
Silvia Casanova Silvia Casanova ... Abuela


BLACK TEARS tells a tragic love stoey. Andre's life is completely shaken after he meets Isabel. She is not really crazy, simply different. Isabel is suffering, and Andres follows her wherever it might be necessary, whatever the consequences. Written by ElianaG

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Release Date:

26 February 1999 (Spain) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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Dolby Digital
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Did You Know?


When Andrés (Fele Martínez) meets Alicia (Elena Anaya) inside a movie theater, one of the films announced is "Abre los ojos" (1997) by Alejandro Amenábar, in which, curiously, Fele Martínez plays the role of Pelayo. See more »


References Después de tantos años (1994) See more »

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Falling in love with the mentally ill
5 May 2000 | by GMeleJrSee all my reviews

This movie, BLACK TEARS in English, deals with the unusual theme of a nice, educated young guy who falls in love with a mentally ill young woman. He is attractive, successful, and about to get married. She varies in appearance and demeanor, belonging to the upper crust of society, from which she often escapes in wild, very dark episodes. This is, arguably one of the best Spanish dramas of 1999, having been nominated for several awards, including the Best Actress Goya for Ariadne Gil in January 2000. The cast is uniformly excellent. Spanish film fans will notice two rather extreme departures in the casting. Fele Martinez (OPEN YOUR EYES, THESIS, LOVERS OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE) who usually plays goofy, very plain-looking guys has been transformed into a hip and handsome leading man, with no glasses, facial hair, or bad hair, and a pumped up physique. On the other hand, Gil, usually the gorgeous irresistible heroine, is most often shown here as an unattractive and unkept psychopath. So both leads are cast against type, and yet succeed admirably. An unusual drama worth checking out.

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