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The Most Important Thing in Life Is Not Being Dead (2010)

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82 min | Comedy, Drama

An esteemed piano tuner and repairer, Jacobo leads an apparently happy life with his wife, Helena. His serene existence is thrown into a state of confusion when insomnia creeps in, and pianos that previously repaired miraculously overnight...See moreAn esteemed piano tuner and repairer, Jacobo leads an apparently happy life with his wife, Helena. His serene existence is thrown into a state of confusion when insomnia creeps in, and pianos that previously repaired miraculously overnight remain unfixed. Jacobo plunges into paranoia and madness, hearing noises during the night and having ephemeral visions of a stranger roaming the house in a dressing gown. Helena reassuringly denies anything out of the ordinary, and suspiciously insists he is hallucinating. Is the life we think safe and secure true, or is there a second reality lurking? THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE IS NOT BEING DEAD is a tale of betrayal and forgiveness in a rich musical universe, set against the Franco era, a period of political deceit and distorted reality in Spain. Playfully, the tragicomedy questions our perception of reality and the vulnerability of our human condition. Written by OLPAMA See less
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€ 900,000
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Oct 14, 2010 (United States)

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24 cast members
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Emilio Gutiérrez Caba
Jacobo 80 Jacobo 80   See fewer
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Mercè Montalà
Helena 80 Helena 80   See fewer
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Carles Arquimbau
Gerard 80 Gerard 80   See fewer
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Marián Aguilera
Helena 50 Helena 50   See fewer
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Albert Ausellé
Gerard 50 Gerard 50   See fewer
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Xavier Tor
Vecino 80 Vecino 80   See fewer
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Jordi Domènech
Vecino 50 Vecino 50   See fewer
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Belén Aquiso
Susana 50 Susana 50   See fewer
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Dafnis Balduz
Zorro 2 Zorro 2   See fewer
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Marta Bertriu
Susana 80 Susana 80   See fewer
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David Cuñado
Águila Águila   See fewer
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Javier Faba
Zorro 1 Zorro 1   See fewer
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Antonio Martín Gomez
Aristócrata Aristócrata   See fewer
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Joan Mompart
Charlot Charlot   See fewer
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Endika Mugica
Payaso Payaso   See fewer
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Yvonnick Muller
Máscara 1 (as Yvonnick Mueller) Máscara 1 (as Yvonnick Mueller)   See fewer
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Fran Nortes
Jacobo 50 Jacobo 50   See fewer
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Ismael Oiartzabal
Exhibicionista Exhibicionista   See fewer
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Pascal Parizot
Forzudo Forzudo   See fewer
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Jordi J. Recort
GuardiaCivil / Mask guy on piano GuardiaCivil / Mask guy on piano   See fewer
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Miquel Simo
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6.3 / 10 | 63 votes