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3.6
610 Ratings

10.000 Km

Directed by Carlos Marques-Marcet
Spain, 2014
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Synopsis

After Alex moves to Los Angeles and Sergi is left behind in Barcelona, they must rely on virtual communication to keep the flame of their relationship alive. But with their realities no longer shared and the touch of one another gone, the 10,000 km between them might end up bringing them apart.

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10.000 Km Directed by Carlos Marques-Marcet

Awards & Festivals

SXSW Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Narrative Feature (Special Jury Award)

European Film Awards

2014 | Nominee: European Discovery of the Year

AFI FEST

2014 | Winner: American Independents (Audience Award)

Films being shot in a single take is a popular gimmick in arthouse circles (we’ve had two in the past year, Victoria from Germany and Fish & Cat from Iran) – but the absence of cuts, as if keeping things natural, is meaningful here, making the point that technology can’t quite substitute for real human contact. Even if you don’t speak Greek or Spanish, the camera in 10,000 KM speaks for itself.
December 07, 2015
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The final shot plays over “Veinte Anos,” a beautiful song about the pain two lovers experience after one falls out of love with the other. With its poignant delicacy and respect for both parties’ feelings, the ballad is a fitting end to a tenderly insightful modern romance.
July 07, 2015
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Having decided on a promising concept, Marques-Marcet treats it with the same clumsiness already apparent in the first scene, neither exploiting the realist potential it contains, nor properly utilizing it for narrative means. The episodes that make up 10.000 Km are at once too everyday and not everyday enough, lacking both the sort of carefully drip-fed details needed to sustain interest or produce tension as well as the sort of pleasingly naturalistic feel that might carry them despite this.
June 27, 2015
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What are people saying?

  • Leobardo Óscar's rating of the film 10.000 Km

    Excelente ejercicio cinematográfico cuya tensión dramática que se sostiene a través del diálogo de una pareja (sólo dos actores). Me parece extraordinaria la manera en que el director hace uso de los recursos narrativos para tele-transportarnos de Barcelona a Los Ángeles -y de regreso- en un ejercicio de verdadera virtualidad.

  • Maria K's rating of the film 10.000 Km

    Great cast, good camera work, really enjoyed the use of sound (only when it is in the shot really), and, of course, amazing attention to very small details in the chhracters and their environment. I can imagine how challenging to make film to be interesting when the half of the shots and conversations are via computer screens.So, bravo! I could relate to the story easily.

  • nickolia's rating of the film 10.000 Km

    Best film I'll see this year. Beautifully written, cast, directed and acted.

  • Hayat's rating of the film 10.000 Km

    This movie is so accurate and intimate and painful. Everything, the screen touches, the confusion, the frustration, the arguments, the hurt, the laughter, the love. All of it, including the little details and the music. "What's so important in this space that I always have to stand outside it?"

  • Valentina Sanchez's rating of the film 10.000 Km

    This film speaks to anyone who's had a long distance love relationship in the 21st century. I loved this film!

  • no past land's rating of the film 10.000 Km

    "What's so important in this space that I always have to stand outside it?"

  • MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film 10.000 Km

    This works better as a reflection on new media's sense of false intimacy and real displacement (see Google Street View, Google Maps, Facetime, Skype, texting) than anything else. Besides, the idea that in Neoliberal America an artist would get an all-expenses-paid, full one-year residency to make art is pure science fiction. These things only happen in Europe. America is the place where artists go to die.

  • saitosouta's rating of the film 10.000 Km

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