El Bola Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for El Bola the Movie

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A graphic portrayal of child abuse. 12-year-old Pablo (Ballesta) is nicknamed "Bola" or "Pellet" because he carries a small wooden ball as a good luck charm. Which he needs since his embittered father Mariano (Maron) regularly beats him. Pablo is quick to make friends with new kid in school, Alfredo (Galan), who eventually tells his own father, Jose (Gimenez), about the bruises he's seen on Pablo's body. Jose wants to get involved but it's not as simple as it seems. Spanish with subtitles.


Film Movement, 375 W. Broadway, 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10012, Toll-free: 800-YES-FILM, Email: info@filmmovement.com

Available on DVD
Running time 88 minutes.
Originally from Spanish.

Cast and Crew

Child Abuse, Bad Dads, Childhood Buddies, Family Ties
Achero Manas
Juan Jose Ballesta, Pablo Galan, Alberto Gimenez, Manuel Maron, Nieve De Medina, Ana Wagener, Gloria Munoz
Juan Carlos Gomez
Achero Manas
Eduardo Arbide

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