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A journalist (Esai Morales) starts an investigation into the disappearance of famed poet and political agitator, Garcia Lorca (Andy Garcia), who disappeared in the early days of the Spanish Civil War in the the 1930's. Written by
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When the pier forms collapsed under crumpling sound of daisies, I realized that they had murdered me. They combed the cafes, the graveyards, the churches; they pried open coffins and ransacked chests and cabinets. They smashed 3 skulls to rip out their gold teeth, but they couldn't find me. They couldn't find me. No, they couldn't find me.
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Some of the other commentators could be right: this film might not be
totally accurate, historically speaking. But than again, it is a film.
And it does portray the life & death of this astonishing Poet &
Playwright & Person, FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, very well.
The film has two story lines, and the second (or first ?) obscures the
attention for the Man of the Title every now and then. But the film
keeps the viewer on edge, it is intriguing and in a way very exciting.
Andy Garcia has not been better in years, and the cabby has always been
a miraculous actor. Others are very well too, so this film must be well
Every individual who is caught by the story, and is getting interested
in Lorca, is an asset to this film. And who knows, maybe we all start
to read his beautiful work again in great numbers.
The film is very beautifully shot. For those who are intrigued by Lorca
and want to know more: please buy his work, but also: there is the
other film on his death. 'LORCA, MUERTE DE UN POETA' of '87 (you could
check out my comment on that one too..). Available on DVD thanks to the
lovely Suevia Films-label, in Spanish but with English subtitles, and
on the 'net' available at the Spanish Barnes & Noble, El Corte Ingles.
This film is less glamorous than THE DISAPPEARANCE..., yet
breathtakingly beautiful, and airs a bit more (in an unobtrusive way)
of Lorca's poetry.
Watch both these films, you won't be disappointed ! Might even send you
looking for some fabulous books !!
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