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La mitad del cielo (1986)

Rosa is an cantabrian woman who travel to Madrid after the Civil War. With the help of Don Pedro, a chief supplies, she opens a restaurant that transforms in a political and intelectual center.
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Rosa
Margarita Lozano ...
Abuela
Fernando Fernán Gómez ...
Don Pedro
Antonio Valero ...
José
Nacho Martínez ...
Delgado
Santiago Ramos ...
Antonio
Carolina Silva ...
Olvido
Francisco Merino ...
Ramiro
Enriqueta Carballeira ...
Hermana de Rosa
Julia Martínez ...
Cuñada de Don Pedro (as Julita Martínez)
Mercedes Lezcano ...
Hermana de Rosa
Concha Leza ...
Cuñada de Don Pedro
Mónica Molina ...
Rosa (joven)
Raúl Fraire ...
Padre de Rosa
Concha Hidalgo ...
Madre de Rosa
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Rosa is an cantabrian woman who travel to Madrid after the Civil War. With the help of Don Pedro, a chief supplies, she opens a restaurant that transforms in a political and intelectual center.

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A wonderful film
9 June 2000 | by (Palo Alto, CA) – See all my reviews

La Mitad del Cielo (Half of Heaven) is a fantastic film that will give the viewer a wonderful sense of Spanish history, culture, and the natural beauty of Spain.

Set immediately following the Spanish Civil War, a young woman is forced to move from her home in the north to Madrid, where she gets a job as a wet nurse. Over time she rises in society and comes to have her own restaurant (this is a great food film with a fun food fight). Part of what makes it special is a mystical connection between the woman's daughter and mother, both of whom can see the future, a power which seems to skip generations.

See it!


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