2005, Spain-Argentina-Mexico, 94’, Color, Spanish
Director: Jose Corbacho, Juan Cruz
Cast: Ángel de Andrés López, María Galiana, Elvira Mínguez
Goya Awards- Best Director
Montreal Film Festival- Best Screenplay
Malaga Film Festival-Audience Award
Spain-Cinema Writers Award
Are you looking for a conspiracy? There’s plenty in this neighborhood.
A comedic approach on neighborhood relations.
Five stories intertwine in a big city neighbourhood. They are five worlds linked by their daily routine, with the bar, the shops and the market as the key places. These people show us their concerns, fears, hopes and dreams. The fear of illness or loneliness felt by Mariano and Conchi, two retired people living in the neighbourhood, the hope and sadness felt by Raquel, a middle-aged woman who experiences love over the Internet, the uncertain future of Cesar and Opo, two young people who work in the local supermarket and who are organising their holiday, or Lolo’s discovery that there is another world beyond his bar, thanks to his relationship with Mao, his new cook… All this takes us through life in a working-class neighbourhood with a script full of tenderness, comedy and bitterness.