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El principio de Arquímedes / The Archimedes Principle
Made in Spain

High-flying fashion executive Sonia barely has time for her son and husband. Rocío, also married with a daughter, is Sonia?s neighbour and friend. Despite her excellent professional qualifications, she?s never had much luck, only landing temporary jobs. Each of them wants what the other one?s got, convinced that life would be better if she had it. Sonia seeks time and peace to spend with the son she lately only sees in his pyjamas, while Rocío wants power, social recognition and financial independence. But it won?t be easy to achieve because, like the Archimedes Principle, floating or sinking doesn?t only depend on what you?re made of, but on the job and affective liquid in which you try to swim.
BIOGRAPHY
Madrid, 1953. Highly experienced director and producer. His movies as a director include Al acecho (Ready to Fight, 1987), Desvío al paraíso (Shortcut to Paradise, 1994), Malena es un nombre de tango (1996), Territorio comanche (Comanche Territory, 1997), Frontera Sur (1998), Las razones de mis amigos (Friends Have Reasons, 2000), El lugar donde estuvo el paraíso (The Place That Was Paradise, 2001) and El misterio Galíndez (The Galíndez File, 2002), presented out-of-competition here at last year?s Festival. Among his numerous productions, we can quote Tierra y libertad (Land and Freedom), Martín (Hache) (Martin (H)), El hijo de la novia (Son of the Bride) or Lugares comunes (Common Places).
CAST & CREW
Director
Gerardo Herrero
Screenplay
Belén Gopegui
Photography
Alfredo Mayo
Edition
Carmen Frías
Music
Lucio Godoy
Cast
Marta Belaustegui, Roberto Enríquez, Blanca Oteyza, Alberto Jiménez, Vicky Peña
Running Time
101 m.
Country
Spain
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