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The South (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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Omero Antonutti ...
Agustín Arenas
Sonsoles Aranguren ...
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Lola Cardona ...
Julia
Rafaela Aparicio ...
Milagros
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Irene Ríos / Laura
Maria Caro ...
Casilda
Francisco Merino ...
Enamorado
José Vivó ...
Camarero
Germaine Montero ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José García García Morilla ...
Chófer
María Massip ...
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 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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References Shadow of a Doubt (1943) See more »

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7 November 2008 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

There's no doubt that Erice is one of the best Spanish directors ever, and each film he's made is an absolute masterpiece. I shall not comment anything about the plot, the acting, not even about cinematography. I'm writing this post in order to give IMDb's users a little information which, I think, may solve some questions about this film (why its plot is so "episodic"? why the DVD copy seems a low-quality one? etc): well, actually "El Sur" is an unfinished work! The production was stopped due to money trouble, and Erice wasn't able to complete his film with Estrella's travel to the mythical South named in the title. Many years later, Erice himself explained this film's odyssey in a recorded interview for the Spanish TV.


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