A Nobel prize winner returns to his natal city looking for his home.

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Antonio Ferrandis ...
Antonio Albajara
Encarna Paso ...
Elena
José Bódalo ...
Roxiu (as Jose Bodalo)
Agustín González ...
Gervasio Losada (as Agustin Gonzalez)
Pablo Hoyos ...
Ernesto
Marta Fernández Muro ...
Carolina (as Marta Fernandez Muro)
Pablo del Hoyo ...
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Antonio Albajara is a successful poet and teacher in the Berkeley University that returns to Gijón (Principality of Asturias, north to Spain). He travels there looking for everything that he left behind in his youth when he turned a well-known poet and writer in Mexico and USA, winning the Nobel prize with time. In Gijón he meets again with his past in Roxiu, an old friend (both played in the Sporting of Gijón's soccer team years ago) and Elena, his great-love of past times. Through his memory, his friends and Elena, Antonio starts an unforgettable journey by everyone. Written by Chockys

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ESP 190,713,512 (Spain)
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Spain's official submission to the 1983's Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »

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Canon in D Major
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It is one of my favorite movies due to the fact that it takes place in my city, Gijon.
4 May 2000 | by (Gijón) – See all my reviews

Besides, the story told is very sensitive and real. It reflects the situation that a man faces when he comes back to his homeland after living abroad many years. All the characters, the photography of this beautiful city, the Real Sporting, and the story, make this movie a real pleasure to watch. I am not surprised that it was awarded the Oscar to the Best Foreign Film in 1982 from the National Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


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