El Bola ("Pellet")

UN FILM DE Achero Mañas

At once subtle and visceral, the film never succumbs to the trap of the maudlin or tearful, offering instead with its unflinching gaze a measure of faith in the future.
- Robert K. Elder, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
El Bola is a movie steeped in ambiguity that lends its conflicts a symbolic resonance.
- Stephen Holden, NEW YORK TIMES


Pablo (El Bola) is a 12-year old boy raised in a violent and unforgiving environment. Embarrassed by his family life, he retreats from his classmates, engaging them only through a dangerous game. The arrival of a new boy at school, from whom he learns a new definition of friendship, leads to the discovery of a family where communication and love prevail over domination and violence.

Date de sortie

Langue originale: Spanish
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Durée: 87 min.
Année: 2002


Juan José Ballesta
Pablo Galán
Un film de
Achero Mañas