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The Grandfather (1998)
"El abuelo" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  30 October 1998 (Spain)
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After his son dies, an elderly man comes back to Spain from the US and hopes to find out which of his granddaughters is true, and which one is bastard.

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An elderly man returns to Spain after spent some time in Peru looking for gold mines and losing his fortune. He returns because his son has died leaving two daughters, and the son has left a note stating that one of the two is a bastard child. The grandfather hopes to find out which is his true granddaughter. Written by <Bondelev@usc.edu>

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Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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30 October 1998 (Spain)  »

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Budget:

ESP 400,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,726 (USA) (8 October 1999)

Gross:

$50,037 (USA) (29 October 1999)
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Version of Estudio 1: El abuelo (1969) See more »

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A beautiful story
4 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Oscar winner Jose Luis Garci repeats his classical formula in this adaptation from a novel by Perez Galdos. The story is set in Asturias, in the north of Spain, in the 1900's. The film is about honor, reputation, friendship, love and hate.

As many films by Garci, the cinematography and the score makes the film more comfortable to follow, although there are scenes that can be so slow, that they can bore a bit.

But all the cast, including Fernan Gomez and Rafael Alonso, the landscape and the story itself, make this film so attractive to those who love classical films, that it must be seen.

And pay attention to the magnificent first 7 minutes, with no cuts, and the camera following calmly to the characters. ¡It is genial!


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