El Color De Las Nubes (1997)

Genres - Comedy, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film, Family Drama  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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Though her son is doing his best to force her out of the beloved country house, the stubborn and feisty Lola refuses to leave as she and Clementina (her niece) are trying to adopt a Bosnian war orphan. Opportunistic runaway Bartolome needs a few meals and so convinces the grandmother that he is the refugee they are awaiting. Later Clementina finds a gradual friendship developing between herself and Lola's lawyer. When aging fisherman Colo finds a raft of drugs floating in the ocean, he figures that all he has to do is sell the stuff and then use the money to save Lola's home. Unbeknownst to him, the smugglers who lost the drugs are eager to get them back. Though their lives are interconnected, each main character has his or her distinct storyline. A deceptively simple piece that manages to be as gritty as it is lyrical, El Color de las Nubes is one of Spanish director Mario Camus' best films.

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country-home, fisherman, orphan, drugs, runaway [from home], Bosnia, smuggling