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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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A thought-provoking tragedy of the disappearance of the great Andalusian poet.
An understated, yet extremely powerful movie.
When I first saws the film several years ago, I knew relatively little
Garcia Lorca, yet I was so moved that it spurred me to read Ian Gibson's
biography on Lorca, and consume the Andalusian's poetry with passion. Oh,
the genius that was Lorca!
Though the film may have taken liberties with history and the tragic
Civil War, it nonetheless exposes the American public to Lorca -- whom it
may be argued, may be the best Spanish poet of all time. For at least
much, we have to be thankful for.
Andy Garcia is stirring as the passionate, yet politically-naive Lorca,
especially when reciting lines from the poet's "Lament for Ignacio Sanchez
Meijas" (At Five In The Afternoon) as if in a near-state of frenzy or
delirium. In fact, I believe this is his best role to date! Esai Morales
equally good as Ricardo, the expatriate reporter trying to get the
as to how his childhood hero met his eventual fate during the Spanish
War. James Edward Olmos was a bit over the top for me as the enigmatic
Lozano, but credible. Relatively-unknown Marcella Walerstein (Maria
is eye-candy as Ricardo's love interest and Miguel Ferrer was a bit
as the villain, Centeno.
The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca is an otherwise, dark movie with more
a hint of film noir, but definitely well worth viewing -if not for the
gorgeous shots of the Andalusian countryside and its various cities and
locales. The costumes are great and the scenes of the Flamenco-dancing
gypsies in tiny, cave-restaurants add flavor and soul to the movie.
at times, Disappearance can be a trifling difficult to follow, especially
with everyone seemingly giving Ricardo the run-around. I must say, that
after watching the film for the first time, I literally sat on my couch
mesmerized, wanting to cry for the poet. Within hours, I had purchased a
copy of the movie.
Director Marcos Zuringa is to be commended for taking the high road, the
road less traveled. Instead of bringing forth another culturally-void film
experience, he and Andy Garcia have given us at least a hint of the genius
that was Lorca with this, "The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca" -- an
gem and a "must see" for those in search of a meaningful movie experience.
Defintely a "keeper" for your video library.
I give it ****!
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