Carlos, a 21-year-old Madrilleno student, likes to be provocative and to break the rules. It is summertime, and he lives mostly by night. He and his mates meet at the Kronen. As he fails to understand the society he lives in, Carlos fights it in his own way; by rejecting all standards and principles, by praising hedonism, by refusing to get emotionally involved in a relationship. Sex, drugs, alcohol and music are his only allies in a search for his own identity. But when he discovers it, he has gone too far. –Inbaseline
Montxo Armendariz, (born as Juan Ramón Armendariz Barrios; January 27 1949 in Olleta, Navarra, Spain), is an awarded Spanish film director and screenwriter.
His film Las cartas de Alou won at the San Sebastian Film Festival. His next film, Historias del Kronen, was entered into the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. Secretos del corazón won several Goya Award, Berlin Film Festival and received the Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film.
Early life and work
Born on January 27 1949 in Olleta, Navarra. He was the last hope for his parents, who had already lost three baby sons. His father was a farmhand and blacksmith and Armendáriz spent his first year in rural Basque Country, a landscape that would reappear repeatedly in his filmography. He was six years old when, in 1955, he moved with his parents to Pamplona in search of a better life. At age eighteen, he discovered existentialism in the works of foreign authors. After completing his mandatory military service… read more