23 September 2018 | ma-cortes
A nostalgic and attractive film about friendship, family relationship, love and promises
After 10 years Cundo retuns Spain from Argentina to the funeral of his intimate friend Suso, it takes place at principality Asturias . As Suso is suddenly deceased by overdose and his friends get together. As Cundo, Javier Camara, finds his old friends Gonzalo de Castro, Cesar Vea , Jose Luis Alcobendas. Their schemes consist of having a binge, but then things go wrong .As they take a fistful of ashes to Suso's health . But Suso leaves much to be desired , as he had in mind a surprising project : to build a wood tower and Cundo wants to carry it out at whatever cost.
Enjoyable dramedy with emotion, sensitive moments, agreeable friendship, father-son relationship and lots of humor. The picture realies heavily on friendship among three old friends , but this one doesn't make boring, but entertaing. The picture also deals with interesting and engaging issues such as disemployment, coal crisis, drug abuse , economy downfall, family relationship and many other things. Main cast as Javier Camara , Gonzalo De Castro, Malena Alterio give spendid performances . A really superb support cast, such as the stunning parents magnificent played by Emilio Gutierrez Caba and Mariana Cordero. And the beloved friends as Alcobendas, Cesar Vea, Fanny Gautier, as well as Victor Clavijo as Suso's friend.
Colorful and evocative cinematography with wonderful natural outdoors by Carlos Suarez, Director Gonzalo Suarez's brother , he has photographed important films such as La vaquilla, Escopeta nacional, Patrimonio nacional, Nacional 3 , El detective y la muerte, Oviedo express, Dagon, Tuno negro, Sinatra, La luz prodigiosa, Conjura del Escorial, Don Juan de los infiernos and several others . Shot on location Asturias in Moveda, Mieres, Turon and Ujo . Atmospheric, adequate score with Asturian sounds , including soundtrack performed by Stukas with songs as Atrapado and Hazañas Belicas . The motion picture was well directed by Asturian filmmaker Tom Fernandez, adding self-biographic remarks . He is a notorious writer and director as TV as cinema. As he has written series as 7 vidas, Chiringuito de Pepe and others Sitcom. And directed successful films as Pancho el perro millonario y Para que sirve un oso , also starred by Javier Camara and Gonzalo de Castro .Rating :above average 7. The picture will appeal to Javier Camara fans