The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)
"La niña de tus ojos" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  13 November 1998 (Spain)
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A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Resines ...
Jorge Sanz ...
Rosa Maria Sardà ...
Trini Morenos
Jesús Bonilla ...
Marco Bonilla
Lucia Gandia
Miroslav Táborský ...
Václav Passer (as Mirosláv Táborský)
Karel Dobrý ...
Heinrich von Wermelskirch
María Barranco ...
Juan Luis Galiardo ...
Embajador (as Juan Luís Galiardo)


Corren los años 40. Una modesta compañía de cineastas españoles abandona la España de Franco trasladándose a la Alemania de Hitler, para realizar una película coproducida entre ambos países. Se trata de un musical de ritmos andaluces protagonizado por la actriz Macarena Granada y dirigido por Blas Fontiveros. El contraste de ideologías entre españoles y alemanes es bastante marcado, y ello no tarda en hacerse notar... Written by Miguel Ángel Díaz González

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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13 November 1998 (Spain)  »

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The Girl of Your Dreams  »

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€4,200,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Based on true events during the filming of Carmen (la de Triana) (1938) and Nights in Andalusia (1938), both starring Imperio Argentina. See more »


Referenced in Tuno negro (2001) See more »


La bien pagá
Written by Ramón Perelló & Juan Mostazo
Performed by Penélope Cruz
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User Reviews's still a very enjoyable film.
10 August 2001 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

One may wonder if "La niña de tus ojos" really deserves all the nominations and awards it got. It is not "Belle époque" and there are some obvious clichés but it's still a very enjoyable film. The colours are vibrant and the black humour is piquant though not everyone (especially the English-speaking audience, and Asian audiences not exposed to this sort of humour) may appreciate it. Of course, the fabulous Penelope Cruz will make one overlook whatever faults there are in the film. As usual, she's brilliant. The interplay of dialogue in Spanish, German and Russian is hilarious. Liked it very much.

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