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Learning To Lose | Anagrama, 2008


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A twenty year old footballer arrives from Buenos Aires to be the crack of a team in Madrid. A girl just turned sixteen wakes up to the world. An abandoned man with no job and no hope that is as drastic as it is surprising. An old man whose wife is in the death bed embarks on a secret and inadmissible flight. Guilt, purity, the search for happiness, love and, above all, survival form the spider’s web which binds the characters together. A daring, bitter-sweet tale, with a touch of comedy inhabited by characters that are both ordinary and unpredictable– They have no other choice but to learn to lose.


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