Truman (2015)

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Julián receives an unexpected visit from his friend Tomás, who lives in Canada. The two men, accompanied by Julián's faithful dog, Truman, will share emotional and surprising moments prompted by Julián's complicated situation.


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24 December 2016 | t-dooley-69-386916
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| Bitter Sweet Comedy of sorts from Spain.
Ricardo Darin plays Julian an Argentinean émigré who now lives in Madrid and is something of a 'has been' actor. He is divorced and his kids are all grown up and forging their own paths in life. But he has a dog – Truman whom he dotes on. Then one day his old best friend turns up. This is Javier Camera playing Tomas. He has come over from his new life in Canada to see his old friend, for possibly, one last time.

The story shows how despite a gap of many years they are able to pick up from where they left off and can be as honest with each other as only true friends can be. The dog though is central to everything. They also catch up on past lives that had lain half remembered until now.

Now as a comedy this sort of fails as the humour is more incidental rather than up front. Where it does score is on the relationship side and a very gentle unfolding drama where we sort of know the ending from nigh on the beginning. That said there is enough here to give the plot a degree of vibrancy that engages the viewer. In Spanish with good sub titles this is a reflective film that is designed to be such and will reward those looking for a film with both feet planted in realism.

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Release Date:

7 April 2017

Language

Spanish, English


Country of Origin

Spain, Argentina

Filming Locations

Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,258 9 April 2017

Gross USA:

$210,840

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,027,600

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