24 March 2008

Cachorro (2004) aka Bear Cub


Cachorro (2004) aka Bear Cub

Hehe neko me zove Medo! Nadam se da ipak nisam međed kao ovi u ovom filmu!

Španci su zaista nevjerovatni. Da budem iskren njihove filmove sam uglavnom povezivao sa Pedrom Almadovarom, tranvestitima i Antoniom Banderasom.
Ovaj film me je malo ostavio zatečenog.
Kada sam ga počeo gledati pomislio sam još jedna softcore komedija. U jednoj sobi tri podeblja međeda. Dvojica se krešu a trći ih požuruje da završe što prije jer treba da pospremi stan. Ovi potpuno zajapureni jebi se sve bolje no međedi u šumi. Onda scena nekog debljeg al kraćeg penisa i kurtona, pa dizanje nogu ..... dalje znate. Skoro pa hardcore.
Već sam filmu dao naziv Bear in action.
Kada su međedi napokon otišli, Pedro počne da posprema stan. Zvono na vratima i pojavljuje se Pedrova sestra sa osmogodišnjim sinom Bernardom.
Violeta sa svojim ljubavnikom hipikom ide u Indiju i moli Pedra da joj pričuva sina. Bernardo, jako vezan za majku ne želi da joj kvari odmor i ostaje sa ujakom u Madridu.
Od tog trenutka Pedro potpuno mijenja način života i potpuno se posvećuje svom nećaku. Dona Tereza , dijevojka prijatna oku mu pomaže i čuva ga dok je Pedro na poslu.
Bernardo uživa u njihovom društvu ali ipak broji dane kada će mu se majka vratiti iz Indije.
I da se film nebi završio tako brzo, jedan dan javljaju da je Violeta završila u zatvoru jer su joj na granici pronašli drogu.
Bernardo mora ostati kod ujaka.
Film obiluje dirljivim scenama u kojima Bernardo priča o majci, ali i o tome koliko voli ujaka.
Međutim Pedro koliko god se trudio da promijeni način života, nemože promijeniti ćud. I dalje traži načina da se povremeno kresne u mračnim sobama gay barova , i zabitima neuglednih parkova.
Kada bernardova Baka , sazna da je Bernardo kod Pedra pokuša na sve načine da dijete dovede kod sebe. međutim ni Berbardo , a ni Pedro to ne žele. Baba čak unajmi i detektiva da slika Pedra kako se pederiše po parkovima i ucijeni ga da joj da dijete. Međutim ništa joj ne uspjeva. tek kada sazna da Pedro ima AIDS uspjeva se dogovoriti sa njim da Bernardo pređe kod nje. Gledajući sce kada se njih dvojica rastavljaju napunile sumi se oči suza. zaista sjajna gluma.
Ono što mi je šokantno je to da se čovijek taman uživi i sa svim emocijama udubi u film, zaplaće, prestane da diše, kada već u sledećoj sceni ide bezobrazno pušenje kurca. Tako da sa suzama u očima direktno nastavi da gleda oral.
Da nije toga ovo ostvarenje bi bilo u samom vrhu. Ima prelijepu priču, odličnu glumu ,vrvi od emocija, a sve to zavijeno u prepoznatljivi stil savremenog španskog filma.
Naprosto neke scene su kao silom umetnute u ovaj film. Nije ni čudo da su ga Amerikanci isjekli prije prikazivanja na njihovom kontinentu.
Inače film je dobro primljen i nagrađivan na mnogim gay festivalima.

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Director: Miguel Albaladejo
Writers: Miguel Albaladejo (writer), Salvador García Ruiz (writer)
Release Date: 27 February 2004 (Spain) more
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Plot Summary: Pedro, a gay man with an active social life and big circle of friends, takes in his nephew Bernardo for a couple weeks..
Plot Keywords: Gay Bear / Hiv Positive / Gay Baths / Uncle Nephew Relationship / Gay Lead Character
Awards: 4 wins & 2 nominations

Cast
(Cast overview, first billed only)
José Luis García Pérez ... Pedro
David Castillo ... Bernardo
Empar Ferrer ... Dońa Teresa
Elvira Lindo ... Violeta
Arno Chevrier ... Manuel
Mario Arias ... Javi
Josele Román ... Gloria
Diana Cerezo ... Lola
Daniel Llobregat ... Bernardo, 14 Years Old
Juanma Lara ... Aitor
Jorge Calvo ... Antonio
Josep Tomŕs ... Juan Carlos
Juanjo Martínez ... Iván
Ramón Ramos ... Ricardo
Patxi Uribarren ... Quique

Also Known As:
Bear Cub (USA) (festival title)
Bearcub (Australia) (cable TV title)

Runtime: Spain:100 min / USA:99 min / Argentina:100 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish


This is a great little movie. I was pleasantly surprised that it avoided falling into predictability and that it kept the characters, including the prudish grandmother, three-dimensional. In some ways, her character is the most interesting--like Violeta and Pedro, we want to hate her, but ultimately she turns out to be neither truly "evil" nor fully irredeemable--but nothing in the plot forces us to come around to liking her, either. I appreciated the fact that the movie's gay characters are bears, and that this is largely unremarkable.

Other reviewers commented on the frank sex scenes. These appear to have been cut from the movie in commercial release--and the cuts were especially noticeable and choppy. They rendered at least a couple of scenes pointless. There is a little bit of irony in sitting in a theatre near the West Village, in an audience that was probably 90% gay men, watching a movie that focuses on a (very) sexually active gay man, yet finding myself "protected" from witnessing the movie's sex scenes.

For instance, the opening scene, which I understand from reading reviews and comments is fairly explicit, simply opens with three men in bed together, and Pedro telling the other two to hurry up because family is coming. The bathhouse scene shows Pedro and another man walking off together, and then a very choppy edit finds us at the next scene. We do see some kissing and fully-clothed groping, and Pedro and his friend from Paris rolling around in bed and later waking up and cuddling. I don't have a particular need to see erect penises (at least, not in movies), but I have no idea what else I might have missed with the editing out of these scenes. And, of course, more to the point, these are (or were) part of the movie, whether they make some people uncomfortable or not.

I don't know--perhaps these cuts may have been a necessary compromise to put the film in commercial release, but it still sucks (so to speak). I guess I'll have to wait for the release of the DVD to see the film in unexpurgated form. (And maybe it'll include some cool outtakes, too?--no, just kidding).


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