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Las Horas del dia

Fortnight 2003, Feature film, 1H43mn


Abel lives with his mother in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. His whole life revolves around their small family business, his mother’s house, his girlfriend’s bed, the corner newsstand, and the neighborhood bars. It’s always more of the same: the same old problems, same faces, the same old conversations. Under his pleasant, calm exterior, something inexplicably cracks apart. He is powerless to stop it. One Thursday afternoon, Abel commits a murder.


Jaime Rosales

Following his business studies, he was given a grant in 1996 to study film. His debut film Las horas del dia (Fipresci Prize at the Directors' Fortnight in 2003) was followed by La soledad (selected at Un Certain regard in 2007) for which he won numerous awards. Later, Sueño y silencio was selected at the Directors' Fortnight in 2012. In 2014, Hermosa juventud was chosen for Un Certain Regard.

Ágata Roca
Alex Brendemühl
Vicente Romero

Jaime Rosales, Enric Rufas

Oscar Durán

Eva Valiño, Maite Rivera

Nino Martínez

Set decoration
Leo Casamitjana

Production : Jaime Rosales, Ricard Figueras, Fresdeval Films c/o Hileras, 4 – 6° planta, oficina 8 28013 Madrid Espagne Tél : +34 91 559 9677 Fax : +34 91 542 7592 Mob. : +34 696 41 8259 Coproductions : In Vitro Films (Espagne) Presse (France, Int.) : Jean-Charles Canu 5, rue Blanqui 94200 Ivry sur Seine France Tél. : +33 (0)1 46 71 62 30 Mob. : +33 (0)6 60 61 62 30

Title in Original Version : Les Heures du jour