Year 1974, Spain. Felipe (Fernando Ramallo) is a teenager who travels with Lorenzo (Antonio Resines), his widowed father. Their only property is the Citröen DS with which they go from one side to another. Its strategy for living is based on touring the Mediterranean coast by visiting all apartments near the beach areas that are empty in the off-season. By chance’s fate they will be forced to change their route, which will cause a series of changes in their lives that will cost them to cope.
But sadly the rest is not as great. A weak and typical script, really poor acting (with the exception of Resines, of course) and bad, bad description of the time (the 70’s, just before Franco’s death) and the characters (especially the women).
Is a movie similar to “Imaginary Crimes” (1994), about a poor man, a loser (Resines) who doesn’t have a permanent home and travels with his son (Ramallo), always being involved in dirty and not very smart business. The intentions of the movie are honest and maybe this could have been a really good movie, but the poor character development (we’ve seen this thousand times) and some stupid roles like Miriam Diaz Aroca’s make the movie little interesting.
We have Resines, though. An actor who’s always magnificent, in comedy and drama (see “La buena estrella”) and in not very good movies like this one. Only because of him the movie is worth watching…
Director: Emilio Martínez Lázaro
Writer: Ignacio Martínez de Pisón (novel)
Stars: Antonio Resines, Fernando Ramallo, Maribel Verdú
Country of origin: Spain
Languages: Spanish, English
Also known as: Carreteras secundarias
Filming locations: Begur, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size : 1.76 GiB
Duration : 1 h 45 min
Overall bit rate : 2 384 kb/s