Madrid, 1987
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Madrid, 1987 a two-character story with a verbose discourse on writing, journalism, careerism, aging and politics. Shot mostly within a very constricted space, the story follows an older, celebrated journalist Miguel (José Sacristán) who meets the beautiful and coy journalism-student Angela (María Valverde) to give an interview - but becomes intent upon seducing her. They end up spending time in the most unusual manner ...discussing literature, prose and career trajectories ...gradually divulging little insights into their own selves as we start to understand the old journalist's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The actors give their characters a resonance beyond the symbolic, but the action doesn't quite transcend the stagy setup."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"Miguel uses her beauty and placid demeanor as a screen against which to project his memories of past adventures and the ghost of his libido."
‑ Chris Packham, Time Out New York
"Seldom has a great film accomplished so much with so little. Well, that's if you consider an insanely quotable screenplay so little."
‑ Brandon Judell, GreenCine
"Madrid, 1987 operates on a dizzying number of levels - as a romantic comedy, a sex farce, a study of culture clash, ageism and idealism."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"A stillborn May-November seduction makes for sexual tension and fascinating dialogue."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"A sweet, sometimes dull and certainly overlong film ..."
‑ Jon Caramanica, New York Times
"A perceptive, ultra-wordy stab at catching the zeitgeist at a time of change in Spain, David Trueba's two-hander nonetheless feels like a working-out of social and personal themes that hasn't quite achieved the full leap from page to film."
‑ Jonathan Holland, Variety
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