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Time Out says

This documentary charts the last days of La Bodega Bohemia, a famous Barcelona nightclub about to close. For more than 100 years, the city's bohemians used to gather here - where, as the sign outside proclaimed, 'Every day a new artist was born.' The performers are an extraordinary bunch: singing plumbers, variety artists and raddled transvestites. Offstage, they're grey, anonymous figures, but as soon as they take the microphone, they're transformed. The singers may not be as silken voiced as the Cubans in Wenders' Buena Vista Social Club, but writer/director Dolz captures their double lives with such tenderness and humour that we scarcely notice the missed notes. The film's undertow of melancholy acknowledges that the old owner has died, and the regulars know that La Bodega will soon be history. There will never be another nightclub quite like it.
Written by GM

Release Details

  • Duration:80 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Sonia Herman Dolz
  • Screenwriter:Sonia Herman Dolz
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