20 Centimeters

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20 centímetros
Twenty centimeters poster.jpg
Movie poster
Directed by Ramón Salazar
Produced by José María Calleja
Iker Monfort
Written by Ramón Salazar
Starring Mónica Cervera
Pablo Puyol
Miguel O'Dogherty
Rossy de Palma
Music by Najwa Nimri
Cinematography Ricardo de Gracia
Edited by Teresa Font
Release date
  • 10 June 2005 (2005-06-10)
Running time
112 minutes
Country France
Language English
Box office $434.000[1]

20 centímetros (English title 20 Centimeters) is a 2005 Spanish film about a narcoleptic transgender woman's life as she works to get the surgery to fix her "20 centímetros" problem. The film was written and directed by Ramón Salazar, and stars Mónica Cervera as Marieta and Pablo Puyol as Raúl, the man who loves "all" of Marieta.


Marieta (Mónica Cervera), a transgender woman, works as a prostitute in the city of Madrid to save money for a sex change operation. Her narcoleptic spells cause her to fall asleep at any sudden moment, and each time she dreams she is the star of musical numbers where she is free to sing and dance as her true self. Marieta meets a man who works at the market, Raúl (Pablo Puyol), and he loves her with her appendage. This creates a conflict for Marieta, who is happy about her new found love, yet so desperately wants her operation to feel like her whole true self.


  • Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (2006)
    • Winner (Special Jury Award): Ramón Salazar
  • Málaga Spanish Film Festival (2006)
    • Winner (Best Make-up): Ana Lozano
    • Winner (Critics Award): Ramón Salazar
    • Winner (Silver Biznaga/ Best Music): Najwa Nimri, Pascal Gaigne
    • Nominee (Golden Biznaga): Ramón Salazar
  • Verzaubert - International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (2006)
    • Winner(Rosebud/ Best Film): Ramón Salazar[2]


  1. ^ http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=20centimeters.htm
  2. ^ 20 centímetros, retrieved 2018-05-10

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