El Bola

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El Bola
Directed by Achero Mañas
Music by Eduardo Arbide
Distributed by Axiom Films (UK and Ireland)
Release dates
  • 20 October 2000 (2000-10-20)
Running time
88 minutes
Country Spain
Language Spanish

El Bola (English: Pellet) is a 2000 Spanish drama film, directed by Achero Mañas. It won the Goya Award for Best Film at the 15th Goya Awards.[1] It is available in the United States from Filmmovement.


Pablo aka "El Bola" (Juan José Ballesta) is a twelve-year-old boy who suffers abuse by his father (Manuel Morón). His violent family situation prevents him from having friends at school until a new kid, Alfredo, arrives at school. The warm, caring atmosphere in Alfredo's family provides a stark contrast to Pablo's oppressive situation under his father. Soon, Pablo finds a different reality in his new friend's family who teaches him to confront with courage his worst fears.



  1. ^ El Bola - Awards from imdb.com

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