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Princesas (2005)

Friendship and love in the world of prostitution in Madrid.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Candela Peña ... Caye
Micaela Nevárez ... Zulema
Mariana Cordero ... Pilar
Llum Barrera ... Gloria
Violeta Pérez ... Caren
Mònica Van Campen Mònica Van Campen ... Ángela (as Mónica Van Campen)
Flora Álvarez Flora Álvarez ... Rosa
María Ballesteros María Ballesteros ... Miss Metadona
Alejandra Lorente Alejandra Lorente ... Mamen
Luis Callejo ... Manuel
Antonio Durán 'Morris' ... Funcionario (as Antonio Durán Morris)
Pere Arquillué Pere Arquillué ... Carlos
Pepa Aniorte Pepa Aniorte ... Alicia
Alberto Ferreiro ... Voluntario
Enrique Villén ... Dueño del bar
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Storyline

In Madrid's bustling streets, two perfect strangers, Caye, a thirty-year-old single woman, and Zulema, an illegal immigrant from the Dominican Republic, struggle to make ends meet working as prostitutes, of course, unbeknownst to their families. Under those circumstances and by an unforeseen twist of fate, the two rivals will quickly bond, and even though they are worlds apart, Caye and Zulema will soon realise that they have so much in common, and in reality, their coincidental and somewhat improbable encounter will be the beginning of a beautiful and profound friendship. Written by Nick Riganas

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They lived off the streets with hope of a better life. See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

2 September 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Принцеси See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,147, 27 August 2006

Gross USA:

$29,472

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,446,185
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Zulema: Tonight we're not whores. Tonight we're princesses.
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Connections

Referenced in Aída: Tu madre se ha comido mi dedo (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Me llaman calle
Written & Performed by Manu Chao
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Just cute ... too light
29 June 2006 | by martasavilaSee all my reviews

When I saw Los Lunes al Sol, another Spanish film from the same Director, I could almost feel what it was like to be an unemployed man in our society. I thought Princesas would be at least a bit realistic regarding the life of a prostitute. I was wrong. The film is cute, has some rhythmic music, the two main characters are likable, etc. but the story is way too light. The film touches from far away certain issues like exploitation, venereal diseases, racism, etc. but it NEVER gets into reality. The general feeling is like being a prostitute is more fun that any other thing... just a step below "Pretty Woman". Princesas is definitely just a commercial film and (besides some acting)has nothing to be considered high quality.


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