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Volver a empezar (1982)

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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 ...
José Bódalo ...
Roxiu (as Jose Bodalo)
Agustín González ...
Gervasio Losada (as Agustin Gonzalez)
Pablo Hoyos ...
Marta Fernández Muro ...
Carolina (as Marta Fernandez Muro)
Pablo del Hoyo ...


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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1 March 1982 (Spain)  »

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Begin the Beguine  »

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ESP 190,713,512 (Spain)

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


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A true classic
3 March 1999 | by (Miami, Florida) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of my ten favorites. I have seen it so many times and it still touches my heart. The plot is realistic, the director is unique and the actors are really great. If you haven't seen it yet, don't wait any longer. It's a piece of art, it's a true classic.

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