Princesas (Princesses) (2005)
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as Civil Servant
as Bar Owner
as Restaurant Patron
as Disco Doorman
as Airport Policeman
as Car Driver
as Chanel Girl
as Manuel's Companion
as Pharmacy Customer
as Bar Owner
as Zulema's Client
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Critic Reviews for Princesas (Princesses)
Compelling, frequently funny and, commendably, resists wrapping things up sentimentally. Nice Manu Chao soundtrack, too.
Aranoa sketches a melancholy based on accurate human observation.
While Princesas offers sensitive and beautifully wrought performances by its two leads (Candela Pena and Micaela Nevarez, who each won Goya Awards), the film offers little new in way of substance or theme.
Writer-director Fernando León de Aranoa embraces a pair of Madrid streetwalkers with such affection and compassion that their story, even though prostitutes are a staple of the movies, actually seems fresh and distinctive.
Audience Reviews for Princesas (Princesses)
Boring! But well made if you want to know about the trials and tribulations of Spanish hookers.
Good movie. Fairly realistic, (or appeared to be), portrayal of prostitution. I liked the ending and the sense of hope for the main character instead of the usual, wound up dead or may as well be. The other lead character did not fare quite as well, but that's where the realism comes into it, and at least it wasn't all bleak for her. (Not that I mind bleak as that is how things are, but this was a refreshing change).
Mixes styles with reasonable success and Pena gives a believable nuanced performance but some of her flights of fancy are a little contrived.
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