Telecinco Cinema makes a new adaptation of Federico Moccia novel
- After two well-received adaptations with Antena 3, the series of novels for teenagers is set for a new chapter, Perdona si te llamo amor, along the lines of its great rival
After the big successes of Tres metros sobre el cielo [+see also:
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Moccia’s novels and their adaptation to film have been very successful with teenagers both in Italy and in Spain. Perdona si te llamo amor is the remake of Italian adaptation Scusa ma ti chiamo amore [+see also:
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Filming for Perdona si te llamo amor started end of September and took place over seven weeks between Barcelona, Madrid and Paris.
The formula will not change much compared to Antena 3 adaptations: beautiful and young actors known especially through television (Italian Daniele Liotti and young Spanish actress Paloma Bloyd), a young director in charge (Joaquín Llamás) and a well-populated production team (in this case by Pedro Pastor, Ghislain Barrois and Álvaro Augustin for Telecinco Cinema).
Alex, 37, is a successful, attractive, intelligent and brilliant advertising man looking for emotional stability. After losing his girlfriend who he had just proposed to, his idyllic life seems to start disappearing before his eyes. It is at this point that Niki, a 17-year-old student, enters his life like a tornado.
(Translated from Spanish)
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