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20 Centimeters (2005)

20 centímetros (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Musical | 10 June 2005 (Spain)
A narcoleptic transvestite who yearns to become a transsexual dreams up elaborate musical numbers in which she's the star.

Director:

Ramón Salazar

Writer:

Ramón Salazar (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mónica Cervera ... Marieta
Pablo Puyol ... El reponedor
Miguel O'Dogherty Miguel O'Dogherty ... Tomás
Concha Galán Concha Galán ... Berta
Pilar Bardem ... La Candelaria
Rossy de Palma ... La Frío - Ice Box
Lola Dueñas ... Rebeca mayor
Juan Sanz ... Gustavo
Richard Shaw Richard Shaw ... Paulito
Najwa Nimri ... La Conejo
María Lalane María Lalane ... Maestra
Inma Olmos Inma Olmos ... La Malfollá
Pepa Charro ... Graziella / Dama de honor #1
Pep Noguera Pep Noguera ... Superior
Cayetana Márquez Cayetana Márquez ... Pili La Pelos
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Storyline

Colloquially-told story of a few days in the life of Marieta, who's saving money for the last operation in her change from man to woman. She works as a prostitute in Madrid and longs for a legitimate job. Whenever she builds up her savings, her housemate and best friend Tomás finds ways to spend, lose, or cost her those funds. She meets Raúl, whom she likes and who likes her; the trouble is he also likes that part of her she wants removed. If that's not enough, she also has narcolepsy, and when she conks out, she dreams of musical-theater numbers in which she's the singing and dancing star. Are these dreams always going to be 20 centimeters out of reach? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish | French | English

Release Date:

10 June 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

20 Centímetros See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,177, 29 October 2006

Gross USA:

$6,635

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$439,632
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Piel canela
Written by Bobby Capó
Performed by Pablo Puyol
Courtesy of Warner Chappel Music Spain, S.A.
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hope to see more of this kind
11 January 2007 | by marcoantoniohaSee all my reviews

Beautiful masterpiece! I'm not into tranny stuff or what so ever, but i enjoyed this movie lots!!!!!!! Fun and musicals, perfect mixture! You go on, Spanish Cinema!!!!!! There's this boy with gender assignment issues and his entire adventure in seeking for the better. Perhaps it is the natural portrait of transgenderers in Europe, but its a complete hymn for the ones who are left behind in Latin America, or elsewhere. The soundtrack selection is totally accurate, and the cast drives you into a very profound study upon the emotions that a girl in the body of a male can cast away. Complete A+ in your movie collection. You can't ignore a film like 20cm if you are a fan of Spanish Cinema.


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