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Where Time Began (1977)
"Viaje al centro de la Tierra" (original title)

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Like in the novel of Jules Verne four persons try to get to the centre of the world by entering into a world of caves by a volcano. On their way they discover among other things also ... See full summary »

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Pep Munné ...
Axel
Ivonne Sentis ...
Glauben
Frank Braña ...
Jack Taylor ...
Olsen
José María Caffarel ...
Professor (as José Mª Caffarel)
Emiliano Redondo ...
Prof. Kristoff
Lone Fleming ...
Molly
Ricardo Palacios ...
Train ticket collector
George Rigaud ...
Professor (as Jorge Rigaud)
Fabián Conde
Ana del Arco
Manuel Pereiro
Barta Barri ...
Professor
Ángel Álvarez ...
Professor
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Like in the novel of Jules Verne four persons try to get to the centre of the world by entering into a world of caves by a volcano. On their way they discover among other things also prehistoric animals like some dinosaurs. Written by Volker Boehm

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A foreign movie based on "Journey to the Center of Earth" that is just strange.
28 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

That is probably why I loved this movie as a child. The movie was called "Where time Began" when I saw it and it is based on the Jules Verne novel, but it is so absolutely different that it makes this movie almost unique. I prefer it a bit more to the 1959 version, granted I liked that one too. This one just has such curious elements that make it to me a more strange and different film. It is cheesy to be sure, but I have said many times that I enjoy cheese so I do find this film fun. The film is like any other "Journey to the Center of Earth" adaptation to start out with. However, the film has points where it goes totally crazy, I recall giant turtles or something, strange dinosaurs and a weird facility and a strange man called Olsen. Of course, that is a problem with the movie as well, there are many questions surrounding this strange individual and as a kid I did not understand what was with that character. I would love to see this one again and perhaps now that I am older, maybe I can see what the movie was trying to convey in regards to that character. This one pretty much ends on the same note though as the 1959 version. Then it has a very surreal ending involving Olsen. So while the film is not without its faults and while others may not like this one, I find this cave movie really entertaining to watch.


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