A startling directorial debut from Achero Mañas, El Bola is a vivid and powerful drama of young urban lives. El Bola 'Pellet' is a 12-year-old with a dark, disturbing secret and no friends, until new classmate Alfredo moves into the neighbourhood and reveals a wondrous new world that fleetingly offers joy and hope.
Truly accomplished on all levels, El Bola's real strength lies in the incredible performances from the young central duo of Juan José Ballesta (El Bola) and Pablo Galán (Alfredo).
The winner of four Goya Awards (Spanish Oscars), including Best Film, Best Emerging Director, Best Emerging Actor (Ballesta) and Best Original Screenplay, Mañas also won the Fassbinder/European Discovery Award at the 2001 European Film Awards.
Actors Juan José Ballesta, Pablo Galán, Alberto Jiménez, Manuel Morón, Ana Wagener, Nieve de Medina, Gloria Muñoz, Javier Lago, Omar Muñoz, Soledad Osorio, Alfonso Vallejo, Manolo Caro, Juan Carlos Martín, Máximo Jiménez & Miguel Ángel Gutiérrez
Director Achero Mañas
Certificate 15 years and over
Screen Widescreen 2.35:1
Languages Spanish - Dolby (2.0) Stereo
Duration 1 hour and 24 minutes (approx)
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.