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CHILDISH GAMES

by Antonio Chavarrías

synopsis

When flaky novelist Mario turns up one day at the school where Daniel teaches, the educator is convinced the writer is a spirit from his repressed past, buried deep in his subconscious. As children, the two might almost have been brothers. But the marriage between Daniel’s father and Mario’s mother never materialised. This unexpected re-encounter brings both families together. When Mario slits his wrists and dies, Daniel and his wife Laura provide a home for the dead man’s daughter. Laura, who is childless, loves the girl from the moment they meet, but Daniel feels increasingly nervous around her. The demons of his past guilt continue to torment him. Daniel suffers agonies – until things come to a head during a show down in the mountains …

international title: Childish Games
original title: Dictado
country: Spain
sales agent: Filmax
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Antonio Chavarrías
release date: ES 09/03/2012
screenplay: Antonio Chavarrías
cast: Juan Diego Botto, Bárbara Lennie, Nora Navas
cinematography by: Guillemro Granillo
film editing: Martí Roca
art director: Isaac P. Racine
costumes designer: Jorge Pérez
music: Zacarías M. de la Riva, Joan Valent
producer: Antonio Chavarrías
production: Filmax, Oberon Cinematográfica
distributor: Filmax
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