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Achero Mañas

El Bola (Pellet)

88' - 2000 - Drama - Dialogue: Spanish
Director: Achero Mañas Composer: Eduardo Arbide With: Juan José Ballesta, Pablo Galán, Alberto Jiménez, Manuel Morón, Ana Wagener, Nieve de Medina
“El Bola”, which is Pablo’s nickname, is a 12-year-old boy living in a poor Madrid working-class neighbourhood, caring for his mother and grandmother while dodging the often violent outbursts of his moody father. Friendless and insecure, he gets in touch with Alfredo, a new boy at school, whose own home life is far different, and far happier, than Pablo’s. Rather than fists and spite, Alfredo’s tattoo-artist father and mother provide the sort of open-minded, happy environment that Pablo can only dream of having. As the two boys’ friendship develops, Alfredo begins to notice the abuse that Pablo lives with, and must decide whether to reveal his friend’s secrets to his parents or the authorities.

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Credits

Director

Achero Mañas

Composer

Eduardo Arbide

With

Juan José Ballesta, Pablo Galán, Alberto Jiménez, Manuel Morón, Ana Wagener, Nieve de Medina

Scenario

Achero Mañas, Verónica Fernández

Director of Photography

Juan Carlos Gómez

Editor

Nacho Ruiz Capillas

Producer

José Antonio Félez

More information

Dialogue

Spanish

Countries of production

Spain

Year

2000

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