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Volver a empezar (1982)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  1 March 1982 (Spain)
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A Nobel prize winner returns to his natal city looking for his home.

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Cast overview:
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 ...
Sabino
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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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Begin the Beguine  »

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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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An affecting film of love and loss.
9 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I write this principally in response to the critical comments you print under this title from, "Chuck V", who appears to have missed the point of this film entirely...I have seen "Volver a Empezar"--in parts---both on the Sundance Channel and TVE (the Spanish Television Network). Since then I have been hunting for it high and low here and in Canada so that I could see it from beginning to end, without interruption... It is a brilliant and affecting film, probably best appreciated by mature audiences with some grounding and sensitivity to literature and history and a cinematic background that antedates Cineplexes and four-wall stereophonic sound...It is a brilliant and pointed film, winning the Foreigh Film Oscar for that year...Yes, I love Pachelbel's Canon; and I could hear "begin the Beguine" endlessly--whether it's the Artie Shaw version or Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell dancing the hell out of it in "Broadway Melody of 1940...One may care not a whit about the tragedy of the Spanish Civil War, loss of one's love and country and long exile, or, lastly, the illusion of triumphant return and recovery in late middle age, but there has to be admiration for sensitive direction and montage, and graceful and impacting performances by mature actors.


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