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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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Julián Torralba
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Rosa Rosales
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Castillo
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Trini Morenos
Jesús Bonilla ...
Marco Bonilla
Neus Asensi ...
Lucia Gandia
Miroslav Táborský ...
Václav Passer (as Mirosláv Táborský)
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Karel Dobrý ...
Leo
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Heinrich von Wermelskirch
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María Barranco ...
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Juan Luis Galiardo ...
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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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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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€4,200,000 (estimated)
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Based on true events during the filming of Carmen (la de Triana) (1938) and Nights in Andalusia (1938), both starring Imperio Argentina. See more »

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Followed by La reina de España (2016) See more »

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La bien pagá
Written by Ramón Perelló & Juan Mostazo
Performed by Penélope Cruz
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For fans of Penelope Cruz
2 December 2004 | by (El Paso, Texas) – See all my reviews

Penelope Cruz is so good in this movie she carries it; you really want to see what happens next. She has some great musical numbers and some excellent dramatic scenes. I also found the set design and scenery superior, as well as just the visuals who contrast the small, swarthy Spaniards against the Aryan ideal. The DVD I rented had two versions, in Castillian Spanish and Mexican Spanish, with English sub-titles, which was interesting when the characters spoke in German, as that was not translated unless a translator actually did it in the film. Actually there was even a little Russian. The supporting cast gets a little slapstick at times, but I found the film well worth it as a Cruz vehicle--she is quite a beautiful actress. 8/10.


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