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Forasters (2008)

A family experiences two traumatic events in a lapse of forty-odd years: the loss of one of the family members and how this affects the others; and the arrival of new neighbors, strangers, who upset the family and supposed social harmony.


Ventura Pons


Sergi Belbel (play), Ventura Pons (adaptation)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Lizaran ... Emma / Anna
Joan Pera ... Francesc
Joan Borràs ... Joan
Dafnis Balduz Dafnis Balduz ... Josep
Aida Oset Aida Oset ... Anna
Pepa López Pepa López ... Veïna
Roger Príncep ... Manuel
Toni Muñoz Toni Muñoz ... Salva
Benito Morales Benito Morales ... Marit andalús
Jordi Oriol Jordi Oriol ... Home cotxe
Manel Barceló ... Josep
Santi Pons ... Manuel
Nao Albet ... Marc
Georgina Latre ... Rosa
Marieta Sánchez ... Patrícia


A family seen at two different periods, some 40 years having passed between the two. A dysfunctional family marked by what used to be called an ugly illness, cancer and death. The characters quarrel, hate each other, and refuse to accept in their predecessors what they will eventually, inevitably repeat in themselves. A family marked by relations of rejection, love and hate of the other, the upstairs neighbors, those strangers from a far-off land, Andalusia in the 1960s, Morocco at present, who will also form part of this repetitive game that is life. To what point is everything a metaphor or symbol of our society? Are we really strangers to ourselves? Written by Ventura Pons

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Release Date:

28 November 2008 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Forasteros See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain


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Sometimes as the life of each of us ... especially in Spain !
1 December 2008 | by cati-4See all my reviews

I had the privilege to attend the inauguration of Forasters with the Catalan director Ventura Pons and the actors of the film, to Barcelona.

Forasters is a film of current customs which tells the story the same family which lives two traumatic facts with forty years of difference and the arrival of new neighbors so foreign, what redraws and emphasizes the immigration with its pros and its double.

It is true that the beginning of the film make that we feel as nailed in the armchair and sometimes we intend to lower eyes because gestures and especially the dialog are emotional and hard but so realistic that it is difficult finally for the spectator not to recognize it sometimes in moments of our life.

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