Death in Granada (1996)
"The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca" (original title)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama, Mystery  |  12 September 1997 (USA)
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A journalist starts an investigation into the disappearance of famed poet and political agitator, Garcia Lorca, who disappeared in the early days of the Spanish Civil War in the the 1930's.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Young Ricardo
Gonzalo Penche ...
Jorge Aguirre
Teresa José Berganza ...
Mercedes (as Teresa Jose Berganza)
Eusebio Lázaro ...
Vicente Fernandez (as Eusebio Lazaro)
Lorca's Friend Marcos
Old Woman in 'Yerma'
Angry Man
Young Man
Roberto Lozano
Juan in 'Yerma'


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 John Sacksteder <>

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Rated R for bloody violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

12 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Death in Granada  »

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Opening Weekend:

$90,025 (USA) (12 September 1997)


$226,427 (USA) (26 September 1997)

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2.35 : 1
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[first lines]
Lorca: 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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Good story
15 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

Right off the bat, let me confess, I know nothing about Garcia Lorca beyond the fact I had heard one of his stories being acted out on BBC radio... So, sitting down to watch this movie, I was prepared for anything, but essentially the worst. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised!

At the start of the Spanish Civil war in the 1930's, a famous poet and playwright, Garcia Lorca goes missing. The story takes up when a fan who was a child when he met Garcia Lorca, returns to find out at whose hand did the venerable poet die at.

You have to assume that the story is more or less completely fabricated - because no one knows what happened to Garcia Lorca. So, that said, the storyline was pleasantly paced leading up to the gripping twist at the end.

Strong performances were turned in by all the cast - in particular, Esai Morales (Ricardo - the grown up child wondering what happened to his hero), Andy Garcia (Garcia Lorca - albeit, I will admit that at times, Andy Garcia came across as a smooth talking mafia dude rather than a writer...) and Miguel Ferrer (Centano).

I enjoyed this film and recommend it to anyone who likes action-based drama's centred in history!

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