NOTHING IN RETURN
Original Title: A CAMBIO DE NADA
Running Time: 93min
Film Year: 2015
Category: Lexus Ibero American Feature Film Competition
When not playing go-between for his divorcing, ever-battling parents, loveable but irascible teenage Dario and his chubby best buddy Luismi find creative ways to slough off in school and get into mischief of the shoplifting-and-girl-watching variety. When things at home and school just get too much to handle, Dario hides out at his friend Justo’s garage, or kills time with his new friend, a sprightly ninety-three-year-old flea market frequenter named Antonia, who is often out in the streets at all hours hunting for hidden treasures among others’ discards. When Justo is imprisoned for failure to pay a debt, Dario marshals his ragtag alternate family into raising sufficient funds to set Justo free—and a hilarious set of misadventures ensue.
Actor Daniel Guzmán makes his writing and directing feature debut with Nothing in Return, and his gifts as an actor have clearly informed his fresh, winsome approach to creating, casting and directing his characters. This sweet, feel-good movie surpasses expectations with scenes of surprising, unforced naturalism in which the generosities of bromance can flower with genuine, heartwarming innocence. – Jaie Laplante
This film is also part of the Jordan Alexander Ressler Screenwriting Competition.
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Director: Daniel Guzmán
Producer: Álvaro Begines, Ignacio Fernández-Veiga Feijó, Daniel Gusmán, Íñigo Perez Tabernero, César Rodríguez Blanco, Miriam Ruiz Mateos
Screenwriter: Daniel Guzmán
Cinematographer: Josu Inchaustegui
Editor: Nacho Ruiz Capillas