20 Centimeters (20 Centimetres) (20 centímetros) (2005)



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A fantasy-prone transvestite who is looking to make the leap to transsexual status imagines that he is the star of a lavish universe punctuated by elaborate musical numbers in director Ramon Salazar's stylish sophomore feature. Adolfo (Monica Cervera) is a die-hard romantic who currently shares a cramped apartment with Tomas (Miguel O'Dogherty). Though he was born a man, Adolfo prefers to go by the name Marieta, and is currently stashing away the money needed to shed the male appendage that is … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ramón Salazar
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 12, 2005
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as Marieta/Adolfo

as Raúl

as Hermana de Rebeca

as Candelaria

as Gustavo

as Ice Box

as Bunny

as Empleada ETT

as Madre del Reponedor

as Padre del Reponedor ...

as Superior
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Critic Reviews for 20 Centimeters (20 Centimetres) (20 centímetros)

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7)

There's not much to savor in the way of plot, and the film aimlessly wanders through Marietta's life.

Full Review… | November 10, 2006
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Showing a stylistic bravura and confidence rare among upcoming Spanish helmers, Ramon Salazar's campy 20 Centimeters is a self-regarding but vastly entertaining sophomore effort.

Full Review… | November 9, 2006
Top Critic

Director Ramón Salazar, in only his second feature, distinguishes himself from others who so less effectively bend genres, and genders.

Full Review… | November 1, 2006
Top Critic

Here's yet another self-consciously 'Almodóvarian' confection, studded with small odes to the glory of self-creation.

Full Review… | November 1, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Size plays a major role in this brash, vivacious concoction of dark comedy, light drama and musical performance.

October 30, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Director (Ramon) Salazar is no Pedro Almodóvar, try as he might.

October 27, 2006
New York Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for 20 Centimeters (20 Centimetres) (20 centímetros)


[font=Century Gothic]In "20 Centimeters," Marieta(Monica Cervera) is a narcoleptic pre-op transsexual prostitute who lives with Tomas(Miguel O'Dogherty), a dwarf who just inherited a cello from his aunt.(Well, there is something you do not see everyday.) In order to buy opera tickets for the purpose of scalping them, Tomas borrows money from Marieta that she has saved for her operation.[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]At its heart, "20 Centimeters" is a touching movie about a friendship between two people living in an often hostile world. The movie owes a little to Dennis Potter in how it uses musical numbers to contrast Marieta's inner fantasy life with the harshness of the real world. And I was especially impressed that instead of shying away from Marieta's sexuality, the movie instead takes a fearless approach in depicting it as anything but passive.[/font]

Walter M.

Super Reviewer

Visually stunning, somewhat weird but colourful. It's a comedy that is hard to describe, but it's a scrutiny on the world of transexuals, plus it's a musical, what a combination!!!! There's lots of symbolism and subtext, how a transsexual prostitute views the world and the contrast of the harsh reality was impressive.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

"A narcoleptic transsexual prostitute finds herself transported into a musical world in which she is the star whenever she falls asleep." Could this movie be any more AWESOME?

Robert Fearon

Super Reviewer

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