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Bola, El (2000)
16. Sep 2002 at 15:02
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Story (partly taken from IMDb)
Pablo, or El Bola, a 12 year old boy is raised in a violent and sordid environment. He lives with his mum, dad and grandma. Before he was born his elder brother died in a car accident, a tragedy the family is still trying to handle. Always compared by his father to his dead brother Pablo can't do anything right and gets physically abused on a regular base. Embarrassed by his family life, he avoids becoming close to classmates.

The arrival of a new boy at school, Alfredo, changes his attitude towards his classmates and especially his new friend. They become best friends. Alfredo finds out about Pablo being abused but Pablo refuses to talk about it. One day Pablo gets beaten up again and runs to Alfredo's house. Alfredo's father promises Pablo that he can stay at their place for the night, but after long discussions decides to inform Pablo's father about his whereabouts.

What will Alfredo do? Will Pablo's dad keep his promise?

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A great story of friendship. The two boys stick together in good and bad times. Great acting too. Highly recommended.

DVD R2
Includes 'The Making of..' and the trailer. English sbtitles!

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DVD R2 can be bought at (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links) Ships outside Spain as well.

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Reply #1 - 17. Sep 2002 at 00:45
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Thanks, socksoles! Smiley

I won't wait until you post more caps before thanking you for not only telling us about good movies like this, but also for giving us a link to where we can buy'em, and telling us they have English subtitles. All of the relevant information! Smiley

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Re: Review: El Bola (Spain 2000)
Reply #2 - 09. Feb 2004 at 07:22
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This is a must watch movie.

Fine performance by Juan Josť Ballesta as the abused boy. A disturbing subject, very believable and realistically directed.
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Reply #3 - 09. Feb 2004 at 16:10
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In the US, go to (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links) and click on"Buy Past Films"...

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Reply #4 - 09. Feb 2004 at 22:10
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Thanks for the link to that source for this movie, hosenhaus.  It was a painless experience.  Smiley

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Re: El Bola (Spain 2000)
Reply #5 - 22. Jan 2005 at 22:47
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I just finished watching this movie. It was amazing! Extremely well acted, with wonderful, well developped and complex characters (adults and kids). It weaves together several powerful themes and, in spite of the very dark themes it's dealing with, carries a beautiful, subtly hopeful message.

Very highly recommended.
  
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Reply #6 - 29. Jan 2009 at 02:53
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This movie is available on Netflix (streaming and DVD) ... it's very powerful and highly recommended for its fine actors.
  
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