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


References Casablanca (1942) See more »


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Written by Ramón Perelló & Juan Mostazo
Performed by Penélope Cruz
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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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