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Smoking Room

2002 1h 29m Drama List
Reviews 76% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Ramirez (Eduard Fernández) is an office worker at a Spanish company that has been bought out by an American corporation. An unrepentant smoker, Ramirez becomes frustrated when his entire office building is designated as "smoke-free." Ramirez grows obsessed with getting the company to create a smoking room, and initially he has support from some of his peers. As he meets more resistance, however, his allies dwindle, and he's left to rail at the corporate edict on his own. Read More Read Less

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Robert Roten Laramie Movie Scope It shows how fear and office politics can cause employees to strive against their own interests. Rated: C+ Oct 26, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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pierluigi p Good film about decisions that seem little but can alter relations on many different levels among co-workers. Sort of a commentary about hipocrisy and staying true to your position, wheter you have something or nothing to lose. the low budget and inexperience shows, but the acting and great dialogue make up for the rest. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member they talk and talk and talk Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member probablemente cuente con los diálogos más naturales de toda la historia del cine y con algunos de los personajes más creíbles. cada día me alegro más de no tener que trabajar en un infierno de oficina... hay escenas y líneas antológicas: fumando en la azotea, la conversación "pues a mí me ha ayudado"... una joya. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Un auténtico hallazgo en forma aparentemente teatral o televisiva, pero que, tras la barrera que supone una pobre calidad visual, descubre unos brillantes diálogos tremendamente naturales y creíbles, y unos personajes muy bien matizados. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Roger Gual y Julio D. Wallovits debutaron en el mundo del cine con Smoking Room. Y desde luego tuvieron un inicio muy bueno, y ojalá ambos mantengan la misma calidad en sus próximos trabajos. La reivindicación de unos empleados de que haya en su edificio una smoking room, una sala para fumadores, es el pretexto para que los directores cuenten muchas cosas. Envidias entre compañeros, rencores, desconfianza, personajes que arrastran un pasado turbulento y quieren huir de él pero no pueden, personajes que sólo buscan lo mejor para ellos mismos.... Eduard Fernández está magistral, como siempre, y con él el resto del gran reparto: Chete Lera, Antonio Dechent, Juan Diego, Francesc Garrido, Ulises Dumont... etc Un saludo! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Ramirez (Eduard Fernández) is an office worker at a Spanish company that has been bought out by an American corporation. An unrepentant smoker, Ramirez becomes frustrated when his entire office building is designated as "smoke-free." Ramirez grows obsessed with getting the company to create a smoking room, and initially he has support from some of his peers. As he meets more resistance, however, his allies dwindle, and he's left to rail at the corporate edict on his own.
Director
Julio Wallovits, Roger Gual
Screenwriter
Julio Wallovits, Roger Gual
Genre
Drama
Original Language
Spanish (Spain)
Release Date (DVD)
Sep 21, 2004
Runtime
1h 29m
Sound Mix
Surround