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El Sur (1983)
"El sur" (original title)

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Complete credited cast:
Omero Antonutti ...
Agustín Arenas
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Lola Cardona ...
Julia
Rafaela Aparicio ...
Milagros
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Irene Ríos / Laura
Francisco Merino ...
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Maria Caro ...
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José Vivó ...
Camarero
Germaine Montero ...
Doña Rosario
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José García García Morilla ...
Chófer
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Estrella adulta (voice)
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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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13 February 1986 (Australia)  »

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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 south Spain, producer Elías Querejeta unexpectedly suspended the project, allegedly because of financing objections by Televisión Española, the backing television network. See more »

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String Quartet in F Major
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most beautiful movie I've ever seen
2 May 2003 | by (Charlottesville, VA) – See all my reviews

It must be almost twenty years since I saw this movie (and I saw it only once, when I was in Japan), but the memory of this movie remains in me like an old haunting dream from childhood. Cinematography at its best. I think, for the first time, this film made me think that the best media for poetry is not words, but vision.

I would want to recommend this to anyone who loves "Spirit of the Beehive" and thinks it cannot be surpassed. But alas, I don't know how you get this movie in USA with English subtitle.


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