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BARCELONA, A MAP

by Ventura Pons

synopsis

Six characters, contemporary archetypes of urban solitude, meet in an old apartment located in the city centre of Barcelona. An elderly married couple, her brother and three tenants: a blonde woman who gives French classes, a young security guard, an ex-football player and a young, pregnant South American girl. The old man, who was formerly a doorman at the opera and who likes to dress up in women's clothes, gets them all together and asks them to leave as he is going to die and wants to be alone for the last stage of his life. In this flat, incest, homosexuality and adultery are intertwined in the life of these characters whilst we simultaneously witness the passing of time in this Mediterranean city.

international title: Barcelona, A Map
original title: Barcelona, un mapa
country: Spain
sales agent: Latido Films
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Ventura Pons
film run: 90'
screenplay: Ventura Pons
cast: Núria Espert, Josep María Pou, Rosa Maria Sardà, María Botto, Jordi Bosch
cinematography by: Mario Montero
film editing: Pere Abadal
art director: Bello Torras
costumes designer: Núria Cardoner
music: Carles Cases
producer: Ventura Pons
production: Els Films de la Rambla
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