Pellet (2000)

Pellet (2000)




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Los cambios que se producen en la vida de un niño de 12 años, que vive en un ambiente violento y hostil, cuando descubre el valor de la amistad.
Art House & International , Drama
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Carmen del Valle
as Camarera Bar
Manuel Morón
as Mariano
Pablo Galán
as Alfredo
Ana Wagener
as Laura
Gloria Muñoz
as Aurora
Javier Lago
as Alfonso
Manolo Caro
as Birras
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Critic Reviews for Pellet

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Mana gives us compelling, damaged characters who we want to help -- or hurt.

Full Review… | December 13, 2002
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Never [sinks] into exploitation.

December 13, 2002
New York Post
Top Critic

At once subtle and visceral, the film never succumbs to the trap of the maudlin or tearful, offering instead with its unflinching gaze a measure of faith in the future.

Full Review… | December 10, 2002
Village Voice
Top Critic

As blunt as it is in depicting child abuse, El Bola is a movie steeped in an ambiguity that lends its conflicts a symbolic resonance.

December 10, 2002
New York Times
Top Critic

Deliberately and skillfully uses ambiguity to suggest possibilities which imbue the theme with added depth and resonance.

April 9, 2003

A simple, but gritty and well-acted ensemble drama that encompasses a potent metaphor for a country still dealing with its fascist past.

Full Review… | February 2, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Pellet

Magnifico film con actuaciones naturales y situaciones extraordinarias, ejemplo a seguir para todo aquel que quiera hacer CINE sin efectos especiales ni explosiones.Excelente

Ramses Cairo
Ramses Cairo

I enjoyed this movie. Good story, good characters. Well acted, good story. Reminiscent of Truffaut's 400 Blows - only in modern day Spain.

Skip Roads
Skip Roads

Children abuse was never an easy topic to get into when telling a story due to the fact its a very sensitive issue to show on screen.Spanish director Achero Mañas movie EL BOLA, winners of the 2001 Goya Awards, showed here the issue of child abuse, and how okay it was that the father imposed his power over his family, because he was the breadwinner and he was always right. This movie showed growing up, friendship, despair and hope. The game the boys played at the train tracks came over as a death wish, because their lives were miserable.Alfredo the newcomer who had a normal life found the game stupid and refused to play.This was a difference with the other children,because he was raised by loving parents.Acting was perfect and cinematography was amazing. Pablo was really good in his role. I wondered how the ending would be, and it was perfect.

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