El Bola

Synopsis: El Bola, a 12 year old boy a.k.a. "Pellet" is a 12 year old boy raised in a violent and sordid environment. Embarrassed by his family life, he avoids becoming close to classmates. The arrival of a new boy at school changes his attitude towards his classmates, and friendship. The heart of the story is the change in El Bola's life, at almost all levels, after befriending this new classmate.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Achero Mañas
Production: Film Movement
  22 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min


two, three.

One, two, three, four, five, six,

seven, eight, nine, ten,

eleven, twelve, thirteen...

You're a cheater.

- You left too soon.

- You're the cheater.

And you suck.

Say it to my face. Go on.

Hi, Dad.


Grab the bag outside.

- Where?

- Under the counter.

- This one?

- Yes.

What is it?

It's for your mom.

Come on, let's go.

See you later.

Get a haircut later.

But make sure they cut it.

Ask your mom for money.

- You got that?

- Yes.

Who cut it,

- Juanjo or Vidal?

- Vidal. Juanjo wasn't there.

Next time wait

for Juanjo. He's better. It's too short.

Again, Grandma?

What's wrong?

She pissed again, that's what.

- Then clean it up.

- I wasn't going to leave it.

- Come on, get up Grandma.

- Sorry, I didn't realize.

Then ask me. I can't

spend all day with you.

Come on.

- The floor's a mess.

- It's all right.

And she has to be changed or

else everything will stink.

My Lord!

You should have told me.

Come on, take off your sweater first.

Stop playing with

that thing and eat.

I am eating.

Get rid of it or I will.

Hey, nice haircut!

Watch it.

- It wasn't me.

- Yeah, sure.

What a shithead!


Carlos, do you have a moment?

Easy, kids. Lower your voices.

Calm down.

This is Alfredo, our new student.

Hi, Alfredo.

Come with me. Have a seat in front.

Okay, let's continue.

Lolo. Pass it on.

It's not from me.

Can you see him?

He's not coming.

- Is that true about India?

- I don't know.

Bucktooth said it's from India.

- Bucktooth is an asshole.

- Nice tits.

Go on, pass it on. That one's old.

There he is.

What's he doing? What a dipshit.

What's going on?

They caught that fool.

You're the fool.



- What do you want?

- Who, me? Nothing.

You're following me.

No, I'm not.

Yes, you are. What is it?

I just wanted to talk to you.

What's your name?

Pablo, but everyone calls me 'Pellet'.

- What did the bear say?

- What bear?

The teacher who caught you smoking.

That I couldn't smoke at school.

- What did you say?

- Nothing. I put it out.

- Did you write the note?

- No.

Who was it?

You don't have to say.


- Who's that?

- A kid who sits behind you.

Friend of yours?


I have no friends.

I've got these, and those.

Anything bigger won't fit.

I'll be right with you.

These are fine.

Go help Mrs. Encarna.

Then give me... Let's

see... Three... Give me ten.

How are you, Pablito?

Hi, Encarna.

Do you have this kind of light bulb?

Dad, where are the smaller

- light bulbs?

- Second shelf on the left.


How's your back, Mrs. Encarna?

As bad as ever.

Seen a doctor?

What can he do? Tons of good for nothing


- Age is the problem.

- You're in better shape than most.

- What do I owe you?

- 300.

I'm sick of it, Mariano.

If we were Pablito's age we'd be fine.

I bet you don't

have any back problems.

You see?


How's school?


Fine? Nothing new?

- What was going to happen?

- You never talk about it...

So there's no news?

You mean the new kid?

- What new kid?

- A new kid came today.

Really? How was it? What's he like?

I don't know, I didn't talk to him.

- Hi, Ramon.

- Hi, Mariano.

- Look at me when I talk to you.

- I didn't do anything.

Especially in public, got it?

- Who is it?

- It's me, Sebas.

- Hi.

- Hi.

You coming out?

Where are you going?

The fair and the tracks.

- What time?

- 7, 7:

at Moor Park.

- You going?

- Yeah.

Fox owes me money. He said he'd pay today.

I mean to the tracks.

Only if you do.

- I'm not going.

- Cobeta is.

- Pablo!

- What?

Don't stand in the doorway!

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Achero Mañas

Achero Mañas (born September 5, 1966 in Madrid) is a Spanish film director. He is a former actor that had filmed several successful short films before receiving awards and recognition with his feature film debut El Bola. more…

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