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Tapas (2005)

The small, everyday stories of a group of neighbours who live in a suburb of Barcelona, and the little secrets that they hide.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ángel de Andrés López ... Lolo
María Galiana ... Conchi
Elvira Mínguez ... Raquel
Rubén Ochandiano ... César
Alberto de Mendoza ... Mariano
Darío Paso Darío Paso ... Opo
Alberto Jo Lee ... Mao
Amparo Moreno ... Rosalía
Blanca Apilánez Blanca Apilánez ... Carmen
Anna Barrachina Anna Barrachina ... Águeda
Pilar Arcas Pilar Arcas ... Luz
Ma-Anne Valmeo Ma-Anne Valmeo ... Joven China
Antonio Willy Calderón Antonio Willy Calderón ... Médico
Luis Elías Gómez Luis Elías Gómez ... Cura
Javier Merino Sánchez Javier Merino Sánchez ... Pescadero (as Javier Merino Sanchez)
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Storyline

The small, everyday stories of a group of neighbours who live in a suburb of Barcelona, and the little secrets that they hide.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

Spain | Argentina | Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

13 May 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Tapas Bar See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,455,640
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Most of the film locations are around the Santa Eulalia neighborhood in the city of Hospitalet de Llobregat, which is the neighborhood where director José Corbacho grow up. See more »

Goofs

In the last scenes, Mao shows a tattoo on his chest and talks about it with almost religious fervor, so he has the tattoo from some time ago. However, Mao was previously seen naked to the waist (while he was training) and he had no tattoo on his chest. See more »

Connections

References Casa de los babys (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Sol y Coppertone
Written by José Rey, Peter Koo and Juan Cruz
Performed by Estéreo
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Best enjoyed with a good Rjoca
31 October 2005 | by Sgt_BilkoSee all my reviews

I've just got back from watching this delightful film at the London Film Festival. I have to say that I was not expecting a lot as I had booked the tickets on a whim, But wow! was I glad I did.

This film is a show case of everything good about European cinema. Characters that the audience really care about with a gripping story which makes you laugh and cry, all carried by an everyday reality. Everything lacking from much of Hollywood's output.

Essentially the story covers the troubles of daily life of 3 generations, the young seeking sex, drugs and rock and roll. The middle aged repairing or seeking new relationships and the old saying goodbye. However what binds this story is the way the three generations interweave and rely on each other to get through.

I found this a really funny, touching film and a genuine must see.


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