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A Gun in Each Hand

Una Pistola en cada mano

Spain | 2012 | 97 minutes | Cesc Gay

Wounded male egos and middle-age masculine identities in the modern age are explored in this deadpan comedy through a clever collection of humorous vignettes starring Spain's best-known actors.

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"The course of true love never did run smooth"—an axiom proven time and again for the eight men in Cesc Gay's newest feature, A Gun in Each Hand, a hilarious collection of vignettes that offers a compelling portrait of modern masculinity. Two old friends bump into each other in an elevator: J is openly weeping and depressed, while E is only marginally better off, having lost everything and now residing once again with his mother. After dropping his son off with his ex-wife, S makes an attempt to win her back, after two years of separation. As L is walking his dog, he encounters G, who is staking out the house of his wife's lover. P makes advances on a fellow office worker he's never really spoken with before. Meanwhile, Maria gives her husband's friend A a ride, while elsewhere Maria's husband encounters A's wife Sara at a party they're both attending. What at first appears to be a collection of disparate episodes, weave and twine together through Gay's direction to create a perceptive and witty dissection of midlife crises with all their accompanying poignancy and bewilderment.

Director Biography
Gay studied at the Escola Municipal d’Audiovisuals de Barcelona. Hotel Room (1998) was the first movie he wrote and co-directed with Daniel Gimelberg. He went on to work on the Spanish TV show Jet Lag (2001-2006).

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Director: Cesc Gay
Principal Cast: Ricardo Darín, Javier Cámara, Luis Tosar, Eduardo Noriega, Candela Peña
Country: Spain
Year: 2012
Running Time: 97 minutes
Producer: Marta Esteban
Screenplay: Cesc Gay, Tomás Aragay
Cinematographers: Andreu Rebes
Editors: Frank Gutierrez
Music: Jordi Prats
Website: Film Website
Awards: Miami International Film Festival 2013 (Special Mention) Goya Awards 2013 (Goya of the Best Actress)
Filmography: V.O.S. (2009); Fiction (2006); In the City (2003); Nico and Dani (2000); Hotel Room (1998)
Language: Spanish
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Format: DCP
International Sales: The Match Factory
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