No Pain No Gain (2001) - Details

Biel durán, barbara lennie, manuel lozano, maria galiana. A bittersweet tale of adolescent frustration, no pain no gain has earned garcía león a goya nomination for best new director. Every day it seems that david (duran, former child actor of the tit & the moon) is learning more about the stark realities of life. He's a sensitive, introverted boy consigned to support atlético de madrid not real (think city not united) and to live with a spectacularly dysfunctional family (including a pyromaniac granny). And then there's sex. But above all there's gloria. Will the popular girl he worships always be beyond reach?