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The Red Squirrel (1993) More at IMDbPro »La ardilla roja (original title)

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Julio Medem (writer)
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16 February 1994 (France) See more »
Jota is about to commit suicide. As he fighting against himself, trying to jump off a bridge, a girl riding a motorcycle falls off the bridge... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The basis for Tierra, Sex and Lucia and Los Amantes See more (25 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Emma Suárez ... Lisa
Nancho Novo ... Jota

María Barranco ... Carmen

Karra Elejalde ... Antón

Carmelo Gómez ... Félix

Cristina Marcos ... Chica pelo azul
Mónica Molina ... Chica pelo rojo
Ana Gracia ... Dra. Psiquiatra
Elena Irureta ... Begoña
Susana García Díez ... Eli (as Susana García)
Ane Sánchez ... Cristina
Eneko Irizar ... Alberto
Sarai Noceda ... Ana
Maite Yerro ... Nicola
Txema Blasco ... Jefe Neorologia

Chete Lera ... Salvador

Gustavo Salmerón ... Luis Alfonso
Susana Hernández ... Medica
José María Sacristán ... Médico
Andreas Prittwitz ... Otto
Roberto Cairo ... Michel
Mikel Laskurain ... Camillero joven
Amaia Merino ... Enfermera 1
Maite Jiménez ... Joven Camilla
Teresa Calo ... Secretaria
Amaia Lizarralde ... Enfermera 2

Directed by
Julio Medem 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Julio Medem  writer

Produced by
Fernando de Garcillán .... executive producer
Enrique López Lavigne .... associate producer
Original Music by
Txetxo Bengoetxea 
Alberto Iglesias 
Cinematography by
Gonzalo F. Berridi 
Film Editing by
María Elena Sáinz de Rozas 
Art Direction by
Álvaro Machimbarrena 
Makeup Department
Gregorio Mendiri .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ricardo García Arrojo .... production manager
Luis Gutiérrez .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Txarly Llorente .... first assistant director
Art Department
Marta Blasco .... property master
Sound Department
Julio Recuero .... sound
Ricardo Steinberg .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Reyes Abades .... special effects
Ángel Plana .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Juan Miguel Azpiroz .... first assistant camera
Other crew
Valentín Fernández-Tubau .... script consultant
Ana Medem .... choreographer
Carmen Sánchez .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"La ardilla roja" - Spain (original title)
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114 min
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Stanley Kubrick was such a fan of the film, he purchased Julio Medem's own personal print.See more »
Félix:I love her from my very entrails. I need her same as I need my liver, my brain, my eyes. Without her, my bones break, my lungs melt and I cannot breathe. I need Sofia so that I can live.See more »
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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
The basis for Tierra, Sex and Lucia and Los Amantes, 12 August 2002
Author: Yuri van Geest ( from Yuri van Geest, Netherlands

Great movie. It grabs you from the start, exciting...a bit obvious at some moments, lots of symbolism, power plays and psychological projections. I saw the movie on video, but I believe this one is definitely one for the big screen. It is enchanting. The end of the movie is a little bit farfetched and overdone (unlike the better Tierra, Los Amantes and Sex and Lucia (my personal favorite)) but this is only a minor comment.

Great to know that Medem will be delivering more inspiring movies :-)))

9 out of 10.

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