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El Sur (1983)

El sur (original title)
The movie tells a melancholic story of a little girl who is living in a city in the north. She is fascinated by the secrets of the south which seem to be hidden in the personality of her ... See full summary »

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The movie tells a melancholic story of a little girl who is living in a city in the north. She is fascinated by the secrets of the south which seem to be hidden in the personality of her father. Written by Volker Boehm

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Sur est un seul et grand Tango

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Director Víctor Erice considers this to be an unfinished project. The original script consisted of more than 400 pages and was scheduled to be shot in 81 days. 48 days into shooting, when production was to be moved to north Spain, producer Elías Querejeta unexpectedly suspended the project, allegedly because of financing objections by Televisión Española, the backing television network. However, Querejeta revealed years later that he made the decision because he though the movie was finished with what they've shot so far. See more »

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Magical realism
15 February 2004 | by (Brussels, Belgium) – See all my reviews

What do I like about magical realism?

It is the feeling that between yourself and the world is a thick glass wall. You hear and see without really being able to put everything in its usual context. Because of this detached reality, what you see and hear is replaced by something new, where irony does not exist and where perception seems to be guided by something else then what is immediately perceptible. Okay, he's on LSD, I hear you think.

But no; watch El Sur. What actually happens seems to be straightforward, but it's about perceiving what what's happening is actually about. Call me an autist, but it's a clearer reality.

It is crystal clear like after a crispy cold night walking out and realizing this frosty morning will develop into the first day of spring. Open your eyes. Lovely film.


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