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Stones (2002)

Piedras (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 8 February 2002 (Spain)
"In life, we first organize large stones (Piedras) such as love, friendship, family, and a career." In this way, we will find space between these to fit smaller stones, our small ... See full summary »

Director:

Ramón Salazar

Writer:

Ramón Salazar (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonia San Juan ... Adela
Najwa Nimri ... Leire
Vicky Peña ... Maricarmen
Ángela Molina ... Isabel
Mónica Cervera ... Anita
Enrique Alcides ... Joaquín
Lola Dueñas ... Daniela
María Casal María Casal ... Martina
Daniele Liotti ... Kun
Rodolfo De Souza Rodolfo De Souza ... Leonardo
Nacho Duato Nacho Duato ... Podólogo
Andrés Gertrúdix ... Javier
Santiago Crespo Santiago Crespo ... Víctor
Manuel de Blas ... Empresario
Geli Albaladejo Geli Albaladejo ... Araceli
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Storyline

"In life, we first organize large stones (Piedras) such as love, friendship, family, and a career." In this way, we will find space between these to fit smaller stones, our small necessities. If you act in an inverse way, you will not have the room for larger stones. The five protagonists of my film are women who have not been able to organize the large "stones" in their lives. Ramón Salazar, Spanish director defines his first feature Stones in this way. The film tells the parallel, conflicting trajectory of five women: Anita, Isabel, Adela, Leire, and Maricarmen. All are endeavoring to remove the stones that insistently appear in their path or, worst, that are in their shoes. They are five Cinderellas in search of prince charming and a new chance in life. Written by Gonz30

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

8 February 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Bajo las piernas See more »

Filming Locations:

Almada, Almada, Portugal See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,013,638
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

In the second scene at the chiropodist, a cameraman can be seen reflected in the glass window. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 2004 UK Cinema Club DVD was cut by 19 secs to remove shots of a dog being swung from a balcony by its lead. The cuts were waived for the 2010 Arrow release. See more »

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References Pretty Woman (1990) See more »

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Rising Spain
2 January 2003 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

Spanish films are into a, if not Golden, definitely a Silver Age. Piédras is another example of a movie that takes people and their conflicts seriously. Although the feelings are strong or nearly at life or death-level, they still aren't really melodramatic. This could happen.

There are different stories here, which become connected. One is about the retarded girl, who doesn't dare to pass the street to the next block. One is about the middle-aged woman who finds the lover of her life in a foot fetischist. Another is about the girl with drug problems who's lover leaves her. Still another one is about the madame of a brothel who (almost) finds true love.

Definitely worth seeing. It's in Spain the moviemakers take women seriously.


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