MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,429 this week

Volver a empezar (1982)

 -  Drama  -  1 March 1982 (Spain)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 729 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 3 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 28 Jul 2011
 
a list of 54 titles
created 20 May 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 02 Aug 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 39 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Volver a empezar" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Volver a empezar (1982)

Volver a empezar (1982) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Volver a empezar.
Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After his son dies, an elderly man comes back to Spain from the US and hopes to find out which of his granddaughters is true, and which one is bastard.

Director: José Luis Garci
Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Rafael Alonso, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of a turkish poor family who tries to emigrate illegaly to Switzerland.

Director: Xavier Koller
Stars: Necmettin Çobanoglu, Nur Sürer, Emin Sivas
Madame Rosa (1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Madame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she's a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor, a foster mom to children of other prostitutes. Momo is the oldest and... See full summary »

Director: Moshé Mizrahi
Stars: Simone Signoret, Michal Bat-Adam, Samy Ben-Youb
Belle Epoque (1992)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1931, a young soldier (Fernando) deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner (Manolo) due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters (... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Jorge Sanz, Penélope Cruz
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: José Luis Garci
Stars: Alfredo Landa, Ana Fernández, Agustín González
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

Director: Luis Puenzo
Stars: Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Chunchuna Villafañe
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Solange is depressed: she's stopped smiling, she eats little, she says less. She has fainting fits. Her husband Raoul seeks to save her by enlisting Stephane, a stranger, to be her lover. ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Carole Laure, Patrick Dewaere
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: José Luis Garci
Stars: Lydia Bosch, Julia Gutiérrez Caba, Juan Diego
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

French colonists in Africa, several months behind in the news, find themselves at war with their German neighbors. Deciding that they must do their proper duty and fight the Germans, they ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Stars: Jean Carmet, Catherine Rouvel, Jacques Spiesser
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The film tells the story of the relationship and friendship of two men who are both very much affected by the cinema: Both of them are writers, one of books the other of screenplays.

Director: José Luis Garci
Stars: Adolfo Marsillach, Jesús Puente, María Casanova
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Toshiharu Ikeda
Stars: Mari Shirato, Kentarô Shimizu, Jun Etô
Vejska (2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Continuation of story about two young guys, who like grafitty

Director: Tomás Vorel
Stars: Tomás Vorel Jr., Eva Josefíková, Jirí Mádl
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

1 March 1982 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Begin the Beguine  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

ESP 190,713,512 (Spain)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first Spanish film to win an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film. See more »

Connections

Featured in Operación Palace (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Canon in D Major
By Johann Pachelbel
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A wonderful film for anyone wishing to better understand mortality
23 March 2007 | by (Chicago IL) – See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this film, and was tempted not to watch it when the first minutes were so quiet. However, I was slowly drawn into the life of the characters and the reasons why Antonio had returned to his home town. There was a sensitive balance between what was being communicated in words, and what was being said through the cinematography. This is a film that some will not enjoy. It is a gentle film, where matters of the heart are more important than the acts that made Antonio the remarkable person he is. It is a film full of understatement, with so much being said in so many small ways. The exception is the role of Agustin Gonzalez whose has to be over the top in an old world way and who plays his part to perfection. Have we not all met people like him - obsequious, yet trying so hard to be the perfect concierge? Elena, played by Encarna Paso enters the film out of nowhere for the viewer, but we learn she has been with Antonio for many years, out of sight but not out of mind. Again, playing an understated role to perfection. This is a film for anyone who is in a relationship, and who has a heart for the future.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I find this film? williamecook
Where can I buy this DVD?? the_spatula
Probably the hardest to find Oscar Winner in the US neil57
Any kind of subtitle, please! gbercse
Discuss Volver a empezar (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?